Psalm 40:6
Modern Translations
New International Version
Sacrifice and offering you did not desire-- but my ears you have opened -- burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require.

New Living Translation
You take no delight in sacrifices or offerings. Now that you have made me listen, I finally understand— you don’t require burnt offerings or sin offerings.

English Standard Version
In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted, but you have given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required.

Berean Study Bible
Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but my ears You have opened. Burnt offerings and sin offerings You did not require.

New American Standard Bible
You have not desired sacrifice and meal offering; You have opened my ears; You have not required burnt offering and sin offering.

NASB 1995
Sacrifice and meal offering You have not desired; My ears You have opened; Burnt offering and sin offering You have not required.

NASB 1977
Sacrifice and meal offering Thou hast not desired; My ears Thou hast opened; Burnt offering and sin offering Thou hast not required.

Amplified Bible
Sacrifice and meal offering You do not desire, nor do You delight in them; You have opened my ears and given me the capacity to hear [and obey Your word]; Burnt offerings and sin offerings You do not require.

Christian Standard Bible
You do not delight in sacrifice and offering; you open my ears to listen. You do not ask for a whole burnt offering or a sin offering.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You do not delight in sacrifice and offering; You open my ears to listen. You do not ask for a whole burnt offering or a sin offering.

Contemporary English Version
Sacrifices and offerings are not what please you; gifts and payment for sin are not what you demand. But you made me willing to listen and obey.

Good News Translation
You do not want sacrifices and offerings; you do not ask for animals burned whole on the altar or for sacrifices to take away sins. Instead, you have given me ears to hear you,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You were not pleased with sacrifices and offerings. You have dug out two ears for me. You did not ask for burnt offerings or sacrifices for sin.

International Standard Version
You take no delight in sacrifices and offerings— you have prepared my ears to listen— you require no burnt offerings or sacrifices for sin.

NET Bible
Receiving sacrifices and offerings are not your primary concern. You make that quite clear to me! You do not ask for burnt sacrifices and sin offerings.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.

New King James Version
Sacrifice and offering You did not desire; My ears You have opened. Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require.

King James 2000 Bible
Sacrifice and offering you did not desire; my ears have you opened: burnt offering and sin offering have you not required.

New Heart English Bible
Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me. Whole burnt offering and sin offering you did not require.

World English Bible
Sacrifice and offering you didn't desire. You have opened my ears. You have not required burnt offering and sin offering.

American King James Version
Sacrifice and offering you did not desire; my ears have you opened: burnt offering and sin offering have you not required.

American Standard Version
Sacrifice and offering thou hast no delight in; Mine ears hast thou opened: Burnt-offering and sin-offering hast thou not required.

A Faithful Version
Sacrifice and offering You did not desire; My ears You have opened?; burnt offering and sin offering You have not required.

Darby Bible Translation
Sacrifice and oblation thou didst not desire: ears hast thou prepared me. Burnt-offering and sin-offering hast thou not demanded;

English Revised Version
Sacrifice and offering thou hast no delight in; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.

Webster's Bible Translation
Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; my ears hast thou opened: burnt-offering and sin-offering hast thou not required.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Sacrifice & offering thou didest not desire: (for mine eares hast thou prepared) burnt offring and sinne offering hast thou not required.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
O God my Lord, great are thy wonderous workes which thou hast done: & none can count in order thy benefites towarde vs, yf I woulde declare them and speake of them, they shoulde be mo then I am able to expresse.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
I wolde declare them, and speake of the: but they are so many, that they can not be tolde.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
Sacrifice and present You have not desired, "" But a body You have prepared for me, "" Burnt and sin-offering You have not asked.

Young's Literal Translation
Sacrifice and present Thou hast not desired, Ears Thou hast prepared for me, Burnt and sin-offering Thou hast not asked.

Smith's Literal Translation
Sacrifice and a gift thou didst not delight in; the ears thou didst pierce to me: burnt-offering and sin thou didst not ask.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
Sacrifice and oblation thou didst not desire; but thou hast pierced ears for me. Burnt offering and sin offering thou didst not require :

Catholic Public Domain Version
Sacrifice and oblation, you did not want. But you have perfected ears for me. Holocaust and sin offering, you did not require.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
With sacrifices and with offerings you have not been pleased, but you have pierced the ears for me; burnt peace offerings for sin you have not requested.

Lamsa Bible
Sacrifices and offerings thou didst not desire; but as for me, I now have understanding; burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
Sacrifice and meal-offering Thou hast no delight in; Mine ears hast Thou opened; Burnt-offering and sin-offering hast Thou not required.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not; but a body hast thou prepared me: whole-burnt-offering and sacrifice for sin thou didst not require.








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