Psalm 40:5
New International Version
Many, LORD my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.

New Living Translation
O LORD my God, you have performed many wonders for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. You have no equal. If I tried to recite all your wonderful deeds, I would never come to the end of them.

English Standard Version
You have multiplied, O LORD my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you! I will proclaim and tell of them, yet they are more than can be told.

Berean Study Bible
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 proclaim and declare them, they are more than I can count.

King James Bible
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.

New King James Version
Many, O LORD my God, are Your wonderful works Which You have done; And Your thoughts toward us Cannot be recounted to You in order; If I would declare and speak of them, They are more than can be numbered.

New American Standard Bible
Many, LORD my God, are the wonders which You have done, And Your thoughts toward us; There is no one to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, They would be too numerous to count.

NASB 1995
Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders which You have done, And Your thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, They would be too numerous to count.

NASB 1977
Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders which Thou hast done, And Thy thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with Thee; If I would declare and speak of them, They would be too numerous to count.

Amplified Bible
Many, O LORD my God, are the wonderful works which You have done, And Your thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of your wonders, They would be too many to count.

Christian Standard Bible
LORD my God, you have done many things — your wondrous works and your plans for us; none can compare with you. If I were to report and speak of them, they are more than can be told.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
LORD my God, You have done many things— Your wonderful works and Your plans for us; none can compare with You. If I were to report and speak of them, they are more than can be told.

American Standard Version
Many, O Jehovah my God, are the wonderful works which thou hast done, And thy thoughts which are to us-ward; They cannot be set in order unto thee; If I would declare and speak of them, They are more than can be numbered.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Many are the wonders that you have done, LORD JEHOVAH, our God, and your thoughts concerning us, and there is none like you; I have shown and I have said, "They are beyond computation"!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
O Lord my God, thou hast multiplied thy wonderful works, and in thy thoughts there is none who shall be likened to thee: I declared and spoke of them: they exceeded number.

Contemporary English Version
You, LORD God, have done many wonderful things, and you have planned marvelous things for us. No one is like you! I would never be able to tell all you have done.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast multiplied thy wonderful works, O Lord my God : and in thy thoughts there is no one like to thee. I have declared and I have spoken they are multiplied above number.

English Revised Version
Many, O LORD my God, are the wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be set in order unto thee; if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

Good News Translation
You have done many things for us, O LORD our God; there is no one like you! You have made many wonderful plans for us. I could never speak of them all--their number is so great!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have done many miraculous things, O LORD my God. You have made many wonderful plans for us. No one compares to you! I will tell others about your miracles, which are more than I can count.

International Standard Version
LORD, my God, You have done great things: marvelous works and your thoughts toward us. There is no one who compares to you! I will try to recite your actions, even though there are too many to number.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Many things hast Thou done, O LORD my God, Even Thy wonderful works, and Thy thoughts toward us; There is none to be compared unto Thee! If I would declare and speak of them, They are more than can be told.

Literal Standard Version
You have done much, my God YHWH; Your wonders and Your thoughts toward us, There is none to arrange to You, I declare and speak: They have been more than to be numbered.

NET Bible
O LORD, my God, you have accomplished many things; you have done amazing things and carried out your purposes for us. No one can thwart you! I want to declare them and talk about them, but they are too numerous to recount!

New Heart English Bible
Many, LORD, my God, are the wonderful works which you have done, and your thoughts which are toward us. They can't be declared back to you. If I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

World English Bible
Many, Yahweh, my God, are the wonderful works which you have done, and your thoughts which are toward us. They can't be declared back to you. If I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

Young's Literal Translation
Much hast Thou done, Jehovah my God; Thy wonders and Thy thoughts toward us, There is none to arrange unto Thee, I declare and speak: They have been more than to be numbered.

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Waited Patiently for the LORD
4Blessed is the man who has made the LORD his trust, who has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood. 5Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders You have done, and the plans You have for us— none can compare to You— if I proclaim and declare them, they are more than I can count. 6Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but my ears You have opened. Burnt offerings and sin offerings You did not require.…

Cross References
Job 5:9
the One who does great and unsearchable things, wonders without number.

Job 42:3
You asked, 'Who is this who conceals My counsel without knowledge?' Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.

Psalm 33:11
The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the purposes of His heart to all generations.

Psalm 36:7
How precious is Your loving devotion, O God, that the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings!

Psalm 40:17
But I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my helper and deliverer; O my God, do not delay.

Psalm 71:15
My mouth will declare Your righteousness and Your salvation all day long, though I cannot know their full measure.

Psalm 71:17
O God, You have taught me from my youth, and to this day I proclaim Your marvelous deeds.


Treasury of Scripture

Many, O LORD my God, are your wonderful works which you have done, and your thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order to you: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

Many

Psalm 136:4
To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Exodus 15:11
Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?

Job 5:9
Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:

thoughts

Psalm 71:15
My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.

Psalm 92:5
O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.

Psalm 139:6,17,18
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it…

they cannot.

Job 37:19,20
Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness…









(5) Many, O Lord.--Better,

"In numbers hast Thou made, Thou Jehovah my God,

Wonderful deeds and purposes for us.

There is nothing comparable to Thee. . . .

Would I declare, would I speak,

They are too many to number."

For the third clause, "There is nothing comparable with Thee," which is the rendering of the LXX., Vulg. and Syriac, comp. Isaiah 40:17.

Verse 5. - Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done. It is not only for his recent deliverance (ver. 2) that the psalmist owes thanks and gratitude to God. God's mercies in the past have been countless, and have laid him under unspeakable obligations. And thy thoughts which are to us-ward. God's thoughtfulness for man, his consideration and providential care, deserve praise and thanks equally with his wondrous acts. They cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee. They are so numerous that it is impossible to reckon them up. Many of them, moreover, are secret, and escape our notice. If I would declare and speak of them. they are more than can be numbered. Words, therefore, are insufficient; and some better return than mere words must be found.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Many,
רַבּ֤וֹת (rab·bō·wṯ)
Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's 7227: Much, many, great

O LORD
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

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

are the wonders
נִֽפְלְאֹתֶ֥יךָ (nip̄·lə·’ō·ṯe·ḵā)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6381: To separate, distinguish, to be, great, difficult, wonderful

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

have done,
עָשִׂ֨יתָ ׀ (‘ā·śî·ṯā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

and the plans You have
וּמַחְשְׁבֹתֶ֗יךָ (ū·maḥ·šə·ḇō·ṯe·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 4284: A contrivance, a texture, machine, intention, plan

for us—
אֵ֫לֵ֥ינוּ (’ê·lê·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

none
אֵ֤ין ׀ (’ên)
Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

can compare
עֲרֹ֬ךְ (‘ă·rōḵ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 6186: To set in a, row, arrange, put in order

to You—
אֵלֶ֗יךָ (’ê·le·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

if I would proclaim
אַגִּ֥ידָה (’ag·gî·ḏāh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's 5046: To be conspicuous

and declare of them,
וַאֲדַבֵּ֑רָה (wa·’ă·ḏab·bê·rāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

they are more
עָ֝צְמ֗וּ (‘ā·ṣə·mū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 6105: To bind fast, close, powerful, numerous, to crunch the bones

than could be numbered.
מִסַּפֵּֽר׃ (mis·sap·pêr)
Preposition-m | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5608: To count, recount, relate


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