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Psalms 40:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— I delight to do thy will, O my God; Yea, thy law is within my heart.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law [is] within my heart.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law [is] within my heart.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— To do thy good pleasure, my God, is my delight, and thy law is within my heart.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— To do thy good-pleasure, O my God, is my delight, And, thy law, is in the midst of mine inward parts:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— To do Thy pleasure, my God, I have delighted, And Thy law [is] within my heart.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— That I should do thy will: O my God, I have desired it, and thy law in the midst of my heart.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— I delight to doe thy will, O my God: yea thy lawe [is] within my heart.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— I desired to do thy will, O my God, and thy law in the midst of mine heart.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— I delight to do thy will, O my Elohim: yea, thy law [is] within my heart.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
I delight 2654
{2654} Prime
A primitive root; properly to incline to; by implication (literally but rarely) to bend; figuratively to be pleased with, desire.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
to do 6213
{6213} Prime
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
thy will, 7522
{7522} Prime
From H7521; delight.
O my lhm אֱלֹהִים: 430
{0430} Prime
Plural of H0433; 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.
yea, thy law 8451
{8451} Prime
From H3384; a precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch.
[is] within 8432
{8432} Prime
From an unused root meaning to sever; a bisection, that is, (by implication) the centre.
my heart. 4578
{4578} Prime
From an unused root probably meaning to be soft; used only in plural the intestines, or (collectively) the abdomen, figuratively sympathy; by implication a vest; by extension the stomach, the uterus (or of men, the seat of generation), the heart (figuratively).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 40:6-8.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 40:6-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 40:8

I delight — This is eminently true, of Christ, and is here observed as an act of heroic obedience, that he not only resolved to do, but delighted in doing the will of God, or what God had commanded him, which was to die, and that a most shameful, and painful, and cursed death. My heart — I do not only understand it, but receive it with heartiest love, delighting both to meditate of it, and to yield obedience to it.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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I delight:

Psalms 112:1 Praise ye the LORD. Blessed [is] the man [that] feareth the LORD, [that] delighteth greatly in his commandments.
Psalms 119:16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
Psalms 119:24 Thy testimonies also [are] my delight [and] my counsellors.
Psalms 119:47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.
Psalms 119:92 Unless thy law [had been] my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
Job 23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary [food].
Jeremiah 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.
John 4:34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
Romans 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate [to be] conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.


Psalms 37:30-31 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment. ... The law of his God [is] in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
Jeremiah 31:33 But this [shall be] the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
2 Corinthians 3:3 [Forasmuch as ye are] manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.

within my heart:
Heb. in the midst of my bowels
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Jb 23:12. Ps 37:30; 112:1; 119:16, 24, 47, 92. Pv 3:1. Jr 15:16; 31:33. Jn 4:34. Ro 7:22; 8:29. 2Co 3:3.

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