PSALM 40:5

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Psalm 40:5 Translation & Meaning

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Many, רַבּ֤וֹת Abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality) Many
O Lord יְהוָ֣ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God O Lord
my God, אֱלֹהַי֮ Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
are (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
thy wonderful works נִֽפְלְאֹתֶ֥יךָ Properly, perhaps to separate, i.e., distinguish (literally or figuratively); by implication, to be (causatively, make) great, difficult, wonderful wonderful works
which (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
thou אַתָּ֤ה׀ Thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you thou
hast done, עָשִׂ֨יתָ׀ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application done
and thy thoughts וּמַחְשְׁבֹתֶ֗יךָ A contrivance, i.e., (concretely) a texture, machine, or (abstractly) intention, plan (whether bad, a plot; or good, advice) thoughts
which are (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
to אֵ֫לֵ֥ינוּ Near, with or among; often in general, to to
us-ward: they cannot אֵ֤ין׀ A nonentity; generally used as a negative particle usward cannot
be reckoned up in order עֲרֹ֬ךְ To set in a row, i.e., arrange, put in order (in a very wide variety of applications) reckoned up order
unto thee: אֵלֶ֗יךָ Near, with or among; often in general, to unto thee
if (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
I would declare אַגִּ֥ידָה Properly, to front, i.e., stand boldly out opposite; by implication (causatively), to manifest; figuratively, to announce (always by word of mouth to one present); specifically, to expose, predict, explain, praise would declare
and speak וַאֲדַבֵּ֑רָה Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue speak
of them, (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
they are more עָ֝צְמ֗וּ To bind fast, i.e., close (the eyes); intransitively, to be (causatively, make) powerful or numerous; to crunch the bones are more
than can be numbered. מִסַּפֵּֽר׃ Properly, to score with a mark as a tally or record, i.e., (by implication) to inscribe, and also to enumerate; intensively, to recount, i.e., celebrate than can numbered

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  • 3  And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.

  • 4  Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

  • 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.

  • 6  Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.

  • 7  Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,



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