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Psalms 40:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Then said I, Lo, I am come; In the roll of the book it is written of me:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book [it is] written of me,
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Then I said, “Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book [it is] written of me,
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Then said I, Behold, I come, in the volume of the book it is written of me—
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Then, said I—Lo! I am come, In the written scroll, is it prescribed for me;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Then said I, 'Lo, I have come,' In the roll of the book it is written of me,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Then said I, Behold I come. In the head of the book it is written of me
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Then sayd I, Loe, I come: in the volume of the booke it [is] written of me:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Then I said, Behold, I come: in the volume of the book it is written concerning me,
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book [it is] written of me,

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Then x227
(0227) Complement
אָז
'az
{awz}
A demonstrative adverb; at that time or place; also as a conjugation, therefore.
said 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
I, Lo, x2009
(2009) Complement
הִנֵּה
hinneh
{hin-nay'}
Prolonged for H2005; lo!.
I come: 935
{0935} Prime
בּוֹא
bow'
{bo}
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
in the volume 4039
{4039} Prime
מְגִלָּה
m@gillah
{meg-il-law'}
From H1556; a roll.
of the book 5612
{5612} Prime
סֵפֶר
cepher
{say'-fer}
From H5608; properly writing (the art or a document); by implication a book.
[it is] written 3789
{3789} Prime
כָּתַב
kathab
{kaw-thab'}
A primitive root; to grave; by implication to write (describe, inscribe, prescribe, subscribe).
z8803
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
of x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
me,
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 40:6-8.


Psalms 40:7

_ _ Then — in such case, without necessarily referring to order of time.

_ _ Lo, I come — I am prepared to do, etc.

_ _ in the volume of the bookroll of the book. Such rolls, resembling maps, are still used in the synagogues.

_ _ written of me — or on me, prescribed to me (2 Kings 22:13). The first is the sense adopted by Paul. In either case, the Pentateuch, or law of Moses, is meant, and while it contains much respecting Christ directly, as Genesis 3:15; Genesis 49:10; Deuteronomy 18:15, and, indirectly, in the Levitical ritual, there is nowhere any allusion to David.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 40:6-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 40:7

Them — These words literally and truly belong to Christ, and the sense is this; seeing thou requirest a better sacrifice than those of the law, lo, I offer myself to come, and I will in due time come, into the world, as this phrase is explained in divers places of scripture, and particularly Hebrews 10:5, where this place is expressly applied to Christ. Volume — These two words, volume and book are used of any writing, and both express the same thing. Now this volume of the book is the law of Moses, which is commonly and emphatically called the book, and was made up in the form of a roll or volume, as the Hebrew books generally were. And so this place manifestly points to Christ, concerning whom much is said in the books of Moses.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 40:7

(g) Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book [it is] written of me,

(g) When you had opened my ears and heart, I was ready to obey you, being assured that I was written in the book of your elect for this end.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
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. ... Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.

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 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
Luke 24:44 And he said unto them, These [are] the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and [in] the prophets, and [in] the psalms, concerning me.
John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
Acts 10:43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; ... And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
1 Peter 1:10-11 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace [that should come] unto you: ... Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See [thou do it] not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
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