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Old 02-27-2007, 07:04 AM   #1
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what is the 40th psalm about?

can anyone tell me what the 40th Psalm is about...the one thats read in "40"
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:17 AM   #2
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1I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.

2He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.

3He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.

4Happy are those who make the Lord their trust, who do not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after false gods.

5You have multiplied, O Lord my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you. Were I to proclaim and tell of them, they would be more than can be counted.

6Sacrifice and offering you do not desire, but you have given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required.

7Then I said, “Here I am; in the scroll of the book it is written of me.

8I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”

9I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; see, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O Lord.

10I have not hidden your saving help within my heart, I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness from the great congregation.

11Do not, O Lord, withhold your mercy from me; let your steadfast love and your faithfulness keep me safe forever.

12For evils have encompassed me without number; my iniquities have overtaken me, until I cannot see; they are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart fails me.

13Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me; O Lord, make haste to help me.

14Let all those be put to shame and confusion who seek to snatch away my life; let those be turned back and brought to dishonor who desire my hurt.

15Let those be appalled because of their shame who say to me, “Aha, Aha!”

16But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation say continually, “Great is the Lord!”

17As 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.
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:31 AM   #3
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ive read it...but dont get it...whos it talking about?
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:39 AM   #4
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i think it's pretty straight-forward.
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:48 AM   #5
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i think it's pretty straight-forward.
Ditto
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Old 02-27-2007, 08:20 AM   #6
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God has saved him and forgiven his sins. And he believes in his God and what he is preaching.
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Old 02-27-2007, 09:57 AM   #7
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The book of Psalms from old testament of the bible are all simply a series of songs that were created during the rule of king David and are essentially about his and the Isrealites experiences at the time. The majority of Psalms are of the "why have you forsaken me, oh lord" variety but 40 is somewhat unique in that it is about being grateful for god's ultimate deliverance of the faithful in times of trouble.
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:12 AM   #8
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"40" is such a great song. There are probably a lot of people that have no idea that it's straight out of the Bible.
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:14 AM   #9
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Old 03-05-2007, 10:23 PM   #10
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I love 40. They should close every concert with this song, it's a perfect farewell.

I was a little bummed they didn't play it in Hawaii.
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Old 03-05-2007, 11:29 PM   #11
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I love 40. They should close every concert with this song, it's a perfect farewell.

I was a little bummed they didn't play it in Hawaii.
I know I was listening to the live torrent...and I was disappointed when they started AIWIY. I LOVE that song, but it wasn't a great show closer, much less tour closer for me.
I was hoping for "40"
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