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Psalm 40:4-6 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Blessed is the man who makes
    the Lord his trust,
who does not turn to the proud,
    to those who go astray after false gods!
Thou hast multiplied, O Lord my God,
    thy wondrous deeds and thy thoughts toward us;
    none can compare with thee!
Were I to proclaim and tell of them,
    they would be more than can be numbered.

Sacrifice and offering thou dost not desire;
    but thou hast given me an open ear.[a]
Burnt offering and sin offering
    thou hast not required.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 40:6 Heb ears thou hast dug for me
Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Psalm 40:4-6 New International Version (NIV)

Blessed is the one
    who trusts in the Lord,
who does not look to the proud,
    to those who turn aside to false gods.[a]
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.

Sacrifice and offering you did not desire—
    but my ears you have opened[b]
    burnt offerings and sin offerings[c] you did not require.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 40:4 Or to lies
  2. Psalm 40:6 Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts but a body you have prepared for me
  3. Psalm 40:6 Or purification offerings
New International Version (NIV)

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