Psalm 40:7
New International Version
Then I said, “Here I am, I have come— it is written about me in the scroll.

New Living Translation
Then I said, “Look, I have come. As is written about me in the Scriptures:

English Standard Version
Then I said, “Behold, I have come; in the scroll of the book it is written of me:

Berean Study Bible
Then I said, “Here I am, I have come—it is written about me in the scroll:

King James Bible
Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,

New King James Version
Then I said, “Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me.

New American Standard Bible
Then I said, “Behold, I have come; It is written of me in the scroll of the book.

NASB 1995
Then I said, “Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me.

NASB 1977
Then I said, “Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me;

Amplified Bible
Then I said, “Behold, I come [to the throne]; In the scroll of the book it is written of me.

Christian Standard Bible
Then I said, “See, I have come; in the scroll it is written about me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then I said, “See, I have come; it is written about me in the volume of the scroll.

American Standard Version
Then said I, Lo, I am come; In the roll of the book it is written of me:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then I said, " Behold, I have come, for in the first of The Writings it is written about me:"

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then I said, Behold, I come: in the volume of the book it is written concerning me,

Contemporary English Version
And so, I said, "I am here to do what is written about me in the book, where it says,

Douay-Rheims Bible
then said I, Behold I come. In the head of the book it is written of me

English Revised Version
Then said I, Lo, I am come; in the roll of the book it is written of me:

Good News Translation
and so I answered, "Here I am; your instructions for me are in the book of the Law.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then I said, "I have come! (It is written about me in the scroll of the book.)

International Standard Version
Then I said, "Here I am! I have come! In the scroll of the book it is written about me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then said I: 'Lo, I am come With the roll of a book which is prescribed for me;

Literal Standard Version
Then I said, “Behold, I have come, In the roll of the scroll it is written of me,

NET Bible
Then I say, "Look! I come! What is written in the scroll pertains to me.

New Heart English Bible
Then I said, "Look, I have come. It is written about me in the scroll of a book;

World English Bible
Then I said, "Behold, I have come. It is written about me in the book in the scroll.

Young's Literal Translation
Then said I, 'Lo, I have come,' In the roll of the book it is written of me,

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Waited Patiently for the LORD
6Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but my ears You have opened. Burnt offerings and sin offerings You did not require. 7Then I said, “Here I am, I have come— it is written about me in the scroll: 8I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your law is within my heart.”…

Cross References
Matthew 3:15
"Let it be so now," Jesus replied. "It is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness in this way." Then John permitted Him.

Hebrews 10:7
Then I said, 'Here I am, it is written about Me in the scroll: I have come to do Your will, O God.'"

Hebrews 10:9
Then He adds, "Here I am, I have come to do Your will." He takes away the first to establish the second.

Psalm 40:6
Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but my ears You have opened. Burnt offerings and sin offerings You did not require.

Psalm 40:8
I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your law is within my heart."


Treasury of Scripture

Then said I, See, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,

Lo

Hebrews 10:7-9
Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God…

in the

Genesis 3:15
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Luke 24:27,44
And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself…

John 5:39
Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.









(7) Then said I.--This rendering, which follows the LXX. and Vulg., and is adopted in the Epistle to the Hebrews, must be abandoned. The Hebrew means, Lo! I come, bringing the book written for me, which no doubt refers to the Law, which in the person of the poet, Israel here produces as warrant for its conduct. Some see a particular allusion to the discovery of the Book of Deuteronomy in Josiah's reign. But if the conjecture of Gratz be accepted (see preceding Note), the reference will be rather to the Levitical regulation of sacrifice. "Shouldest thou require burnt-offering and sin-offering, then I say, Lo! I bring the book in which all is prescribed me," i.e., I have duly performed all the rites ordained in the book.

The rendering "written on me," i.e., "on my heart and mind," might suit the contents of the book, but not the roll itself.

Verse 7. - Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me; rather, then said I, Lo, I come with the roll of the book written concerning me. "Then" means "as soon as my ears were opened." "Lo, I come," marks ready and prompt obedience (see Numbers 22:38; 2 Samuel 19:20). The psalmist represents himself as brining with him "the roll of the book," i.e. the book of the Law in its ordinary form of a parchment roll, to show what it is that he is prepared to obey. This book, he says, is written "concerning him," since it contains precepts concerning a king's duties (Deuteronomy 17:14-20).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then
אָ֣ז (’āz)
Adverb
Strong's 227: At that time, place, therefore

I said,
אָ֭מַרְתִּי (’ā·mar·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Here I am,
הִנֵּה־ (hin·nêh-)
Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

I have come—
בָ֑אתִי (ḇā·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

it is written
כָּת֥וּב (kā·ṯūḇ)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's 3789: To grave, to write

about me
עָלָֽי׃ (‘ā·lāy)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

in the scroll:
בִּמְגִלַּת־ (bim·ḡil·laṯ-)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 4039: A scroll


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