Psalm 40:9
New International Version
I proclaim your saving acts in the great assembly; I do not seal my lips, LORD, as you know.

New Living Translation
I have told all your people about your justice. I have not been afraid to speak out, as you, O LORD, well know.

English Standard Version
I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; behold, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O LORD.

Berean Study Bible
I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly; behold, I do not seal my lips, as You know, O LORD.

New American Standard Bible
I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great congregation; Behold, I will not restrain my lips, O LORD, You know.

King James Bible
I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.

Christian Standard Bible
I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly; see, I do not keep my mouth closed--as you know, LORD.

Contemporary English Version
When your people worshiped, you know I told them, "Our LORD always helps!"

Good News Translation
In the assembly of all your people, LORD, I told the good news that you save us. You know that I will never stop telling it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly; see, I do not keep my mouth closed-- as You know, LORD.

International Standard Version
In the great congregation I have proclaimed the righteous good news. Behold, I did not seal my lips, LORD, as you know.

NET Bible
I have told the great assembly about your justice. Look! I spare no words! O LORD, you know this is true.

New Heart English Bible
I have proclaimed glad news of righteousness in the great assembly. Look, I will not seal my lips, LORD, you know.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have preached your righteousness in the great congregation and I have not restrained my lips, Lord Jehovah, you do know.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will announce the good news of righteousness among those assembled for worship. I will not close my lips. You know that, O LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I have preached righteousness in the great congregation, Lo, I did not refrain my lips; O LORD, Thou knowest.

New American Standard 1977
I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great congregation; Behold, I will not restrain my lips, O LORD, Thou knowest.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I have preached righteousness in the great congregation; behold, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.

King James 2000 Bible
I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not restrained my lips, O LORD, you know.

American King James Version
I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: see, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, you know.

American Standard Version
I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great assembly; Lo, I will not refrain my lips, O Jehovah, thou knowest.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have declared thy justice in a great church, lo, I will not restrain my lips : O Lord, thou knowest it.

Darby Bible Translation
I have published righteousness in the great congregation: behold, I have not withheld my lips, Jehovah, thou knowest.

English Revised Version
I have published righteousness in the great congregation; lo, I will not refrain my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.

World English Bible
I have proclaimed glad news of righteousness in the great assembly. Behold, I will not seal my lips, Yahweh, you know.

Young's Literal Translation
I have proclaimed tidings of righteousness In the great assembly, lo, my lips I restrain not, O Jehovah, Thou hast known.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
I Waited Patiently for the LORD
8I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your law is within my heart.” 9I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly; behold, I do not seal my lips, as You know, O LORD. 10I have not covered up Your righteousness in my heart; I have declared Your faithfulness and salvation; I have not concealed Your loving devotion or truth from the great assembly.…
Cross References
Joshua 22:22
"The LORD, the Mighty One, is God! The LORD, The Mighty One, is God! He knows, and may Israel also know. If this was in rebellion or breach of faith against the LORD, do not spare us today.

Job 7:11
Therefore I will not restrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

Psalm 22:22
I will proclaim Your name to my brothers; I will praise You in the assembly.

Psalm 22:25
From You comes my praise in the great assembly; before those who fear You I will fulfill my vows.

Psalm 22:31
They will come and proclaim His righteousness to a people yet unborn--all that He has done.

Psalm 119:13
With my lips I proclaim all the judgments of Your mouth.

Psalm 139:4
Even before a word is on my tongue, You know all about it, O LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: see, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, you know.

preached

Psalm 22:22,25 I will declare your name to my brothers: in the middle of the congregation …

Psalm 35:18 I will give you thanks in the great congregation: I will praise you …

Psalm 71:15-18 My mouth shall show forth your righteousness and your salvation all …

Mark 16:15,16 And he said to them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel …

Luke 4:16-22 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his …

Hebrews 2:12 Saying, I will declare your name to my brothers, in the middle of …

not

Psalm 119:13,171,172 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of your mouth…

thou knowest

Psalm 139:2 You know my sitting down and my rising up, you understand my thought afar off.

John 21:17 He said to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, love you me? …







Lexicon
I proclaim
בִּשַּׂ֤רְתִּי (biś·śar·tî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1319: To be fresh, full, cheerful), to announce

righteousness
צֶ֨דֶק ׀ (ṣe·ḏeq)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6664: The right, equity, prosperity

in the great
רָ֗ב (rāḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

assembly;
בְּקָ֘הָ֤ל (bə·qā·hāl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6951: Assembly, convocation, congregation

behold,
הִנֵּ֣ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

I do not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

seal
אֶכְלָ֑א (’eḵ·lā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3607: To shut up, restrain, withhold

my lips,
שְׂ֭פָתַי (p̄ā·ṯay)
Noun - fdc | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8193: The lip, language, a margin

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

know,
יָדָֽעְתָּ׃ (yā·ḏā·‘ə·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

O LORD.
יְ֝הוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
(9) I have preached.--Literally, I have made countenances glad.

Notice the rapid succession of clauses, like successive wave-beats of praise, better than any elaborate description to represent the feelings of one whose life was a thanksgiving.

Verse 9. - I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: rather, I have proclaimed righteousness. David has sung the praises of God in the "great congregation," and extolled his righteousness and truth (Psalm 35:18). He has not "preached," in the modern sense of the word, since the preaching office was reserved for the priests and Levites. Lo, I have not refrained my lips; or, I will not refrain my lips. I will continue to glorify thee openly, and praise thy Name while I have my being (Psalm 104:33). O Lord, thou knowest; i.e. thou knowest the truth of my statement as to the past, and the sincerity of my promise as to the future. 40:6-10 The psalmist foretells that work of wonder, redemption by our Lord Jesus Christ. The Substance must come, which is Christ, who must bring that glory to God, and that grace to man, which it was impossible the sacrifices should ever do. Observe the setting apart of our Lord Jesus to the work and office of Mediator. In the volume, or roll, of the book it was written of him. In the close rolls of the Divine decrees and counsel, the covenant of redemption was recorded. Also, in all the volumes of the Old Testament something was written of him, Joh 19:28. Now the purchase of our salvation is made, the proclamation is sent forth, calling us to come and accept it. It was preached freely and openly. Whoever undertook to preach the gospel of Christ, would be under great temptation to conceal it; but Christ, and those he calls to that work, are carried on in it. May we believe his testimony, trust his promise, and submit to his authority.
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