Psalm 40:17
New International Version
But as for me, I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; you are my God, do not delay.

New Living Translation
As for me, since I am poor and needy, let the Lord keep me in his thoughts. You are my helper and my savior. O my God, do not delay.

English Standard Version
As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me. You are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, O my God!

Berean Study Bible
But I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my helper and deliverer; O my God, do not delay.

New American Standard Bible
Since I am afflicted and needy, Let the Lord be mindful of me. You are my help and my deliverer; Do not delay, O my God.

King James Bible
But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.

Christian Standard Bible
I am oppressed and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my helper and my deliverer; my God, do not delay.

Contemporary English Version
I am poor and needy, but, LORD God, you care about me, and you come to my rescue. Please hurry and help.

Good News Translation
I am weak and poor, O Lord, but you have not forgotten me. You are my savior and my God--hurry to my aid!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am afflicted and needy; the Lord thinks of me. You are my helper and my deliverer; my God, do not delay.

International Standard Version
But I am poor and needy; may the Lord think about me. You are my help and deliverer. My God, do not tarry too long!

NET Bible
I am oppressed and needy! May the Lord pay attention to me! You are my helper and my deliverer! O my God, do not delay!

New Heart English Bible
But I am poor and needy. May the Lord think about me. You are my help and my deliverer. Do not delay, my God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I am poor and afflicted, my Lord; they have plotted against me; You are my helper and my deliver; my God, do not delay!”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But I am oppressed and needy. May the Lord think of me. You are my help and my savior. O my God, do not delay!

JPS Tanakh 1917
But, as for me, that am poor and needy, The Lord will account it unto me; Thou art my help and my deliverer; O my God, tarry not.

New American Standard 1977
Since I am afflicted and needy, Let the Lord be mindful of me; Thou art my help and my deliverer; Do not delay, O my God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
When I am poor and needy; the Lord will remember me; thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.

King James 2000 Bible
But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinks upon me: you are my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.

American King James Version
But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinks on me: you are my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.

American Standard Version
But I am poor and needy; Yet the Lord thinketh upon me: Thou art my help and my deliverer; Make no tarrying, O my God.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But I am poor and needy; the Lord will take care of me; thou art my helper, and my defender, O my God, delay not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I am a beggar and poor : the Lord is careful for me. Thou art my helper and my protector : O my God, be not slack.

Darby Bible Translation
But I am afflicted and needy: the Lord thinketh upon me. Thou art my help and my deliverer: my God, make no delay.

English Revised Version
But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.

Webster's Bible Translation
But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no delay, O my God.

World English Bible
But I am poor and needy. May the Lord think about me. You are my help and my deliverer. Don't delay, my God. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.

Young's Literal Translation
And I am poor and needy, The Lord doth devise for me. My help and my deliverer art Thou, O my God, tarry Thou not.
Study Bible
I Waited Patiently for the LORD
16May all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; may those who love Your salvation always say, “The LORD be magnified!” 17But I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my helper and deliverer; O my God, do not delay.
Cross References
1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.

Psalm 14:6
You sinners frustrate the plans of the oppressed, yet the LORD is their shelter.

Psalm 27:9
Hide not Your face from me, nor turn away Your servant in anger. You have been my helper; do not leave me or forsake me, O God of my salvation.

Psalm 38:22
Come quickly to help me, O Lord my Savior.

Psalm 40:5
Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders You have done, and the plans You have for us--none can compare to You--if I would proclaim and declare of them, they are more than could be numbered.

Psalm 70:5
I am poor and needy; hurry to me, O God. You are my help and my deliverer; O LORD, do not delay.

Psalm 86:1
Incline Your ear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.

Psalm 109:22
For I am poor and needy; my heart is wounded within me.

Treasury of Scripture

But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinks on me: you are my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.

I am poor

Psalm 40:5
Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

Psalm 34:6
This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

Psalm 69:33
For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.

the Lord

1 Peter 2:23
Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:

1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

help

Psalm 54:4
Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.

Isaiah 50:7-9
For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed…

Hebrews 13:6
So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

make

Psalm 143:7,8
Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit…

Revelation 22:20
He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.







Lexicon
But I [am]
וַאֲנִ֤י ׀ (wa·’ă·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

poor
עָנִ֣י (‘ā·nî)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6041: Poor, afflicted, humble

and needy;
וְאֶבְיוֹן֮ (wə·’eḇ·yō·wn)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 34: In want, needy, poor

may the Lord
אֲדֹנָ֪י (’ă·ḏō·nāy)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 136: The Lord

think of me.
יַחֲשָׁ֫ב (ya·ḥă·šāḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2803: To think, account

You
אַ֑תָּה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

are my helper
עֶזְרָתִ֣י (‘ez·rā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5833: Help, helper, assistance

and deliverer;
וּמְפַלְטִ֣י (ū·mə·p̄al·ṭî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6403: To slip out, escape, to deliver

O my God,
אֱ֝לֹהַ֗י (’ĕ·lō·hay)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

delay.
תְּאַחַֽר׃ (tə·’a·ḥar)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 309: To loiter, to procrastinate
Verse 17. - But I am poor and needy. David could say this in time of trouble. No one is more in need than a discrowned king, driven from his throne and land, and not yet restored to either (2 Samuel 9:4-20). Yet the Lord thinketh upon me. The "poor and needy" are those whom God especially considers (see Psalm 9:18; Psalm 10:12, 17, 18; Psalm 34:6; Psalm 35:10, etc.). Thou art my Help and my Deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God (comp. ver. 13, and the comment ad loc.).



40:11-17 The best saints see themselves undone, unless continually preserved by the grace of God. But see the frightful view the psalmist had of sin. This made the discovery of a Redeemer so welcome. In all his reflections upon each step of his life, he discovered something amiss. The sight and sense of our sins in their own colours, must distract us, if we have not at the same time some sight of a Saviour. If Christ has triumphed over our spiritual enemies, then we, through him, shall be more than conquerors. This may encourage all that seek God and love his salvation, to rejoice in him, and to praise him. No griefs nor poverty can render those miserable who fear the Lord. Their God, and all that he has or does, is the ground of their joy. The prayer of faith can unlock his fulness, which is adapted to all their wants. The promises are sure, the moment of fulfilment hastens forward. He who once came in great humility, shall come again in glorious majesty.
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