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Psalm 40:6–8

qSacrifice and offering thou didst not desire;

Mine ears hast thou opened:

Burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.

Then said I, Lo, I come:

In the rvolume of the book it is swritten of me,

I delight to do tthy will, O my God:

Yea, thy law is uwithin my heart.

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Psalm 40:6–8 — The New International Version (NIV)

Sacrifice and offering you did not desire—

but my ears you have opened—

burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require.

Then I said, “Here I am, I have come—

it is written about me in the scroll.

I desire to do your will, my God;

your law is within my heart.”

Psalm 40:6–8 — English Standard Version (ESV)

In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted,

but you have given me an open ear.

Burnt offering and sin offering

you have not required.

Then I said, “Behold, I have come;

in the scroll of the book it is written of me:

I delight to do your will, O my God;

your law is within my heart.”

Psalm 40:6–8 — New Living Translation (NLT)

You take no delight in sacrifices or offerings.

Now that you have made me listen, I finally understand—

you don’t require burnt offerings or sin offerings.

Then I said, “Look, I have come.

As is written about me in the Scriptures:

I take joy in doing your will, my God,

for your instructions are written on my heart.”

Psalm 40:6–8 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Sacrifice and offering You did not desire;

My ears You have opened.

Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require.

Then I said, “Behold, I come;

In the scroll of the book it is written of me.

I delight to do Your will, O my God,

And Your law is within my heart.”

Psalm 40:6–8 — New Century Version (NCV)

You do not want sacrifices and offerings.

But you have made a hole in my ear

to show that my body and life are yours.

You do not ask for burnt offerings

and sacrifices to take away sins.

Then I said, “Look, I have come.

It is written about me in the book.

My God, I want to do what you want.

Your teachings are in my heart.”

Psalm 40:6–8 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Sacrifice and offering thou hast no delight in;

Mine ears hast thou opened:

Burnt-offering and sin-offering hast thou not required.

Then said I, Lo, I am come;

In the roll of the book it is written of me:

I delight to do thy will, O my God;

Yea, thy law is within my heart.

Psalm 40:6–8 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Sacrifice and oblation thou didst not desire: ears hast thou prepared me. Burnt-offering and sin-offering hast thou not demanded; Then said I, Behold, I come, in the volume of the book it is written of me— To do thy good pleasure, my God, is my delight, and thy law is within my heart.

Psalm 40:6–8 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

You were not pleased with sacrifices and offerings. 

You have dug out two ears for me. 

You did not ask for burnt offerings or sacrifices for sin. 

Then I said, “I have come! 

(It is written about me in the scroll of the book.) 

I am happy to do your will, O my God.” 

Your teachings are deep within me. 

Psalm 40:6–8 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

You do not delight in sacrifice and offering;

You open my ears to listen.

You do not ask for a whole burnt offering or a sin offering.

Then I said, “See, I have come;

it is written about me in the volume of the scroll.

I delight to do Your will, my God;

Your instruction lives within me.”

Psalm 40:6–8 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Sacrifice and offering you do not desire,

but you have given me an open ear.

Burnt offering and sin offering

you have not required.

Then I said, “Here I am;

in the scroll of the book it is written of me.

I delight to do your will, O my God;

your law is within my heart.”

Psalm 40:6–8 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

A sacrifice and offering you do not desire.

My ears you have opened.

Burnt offering and sin offering you have not demanded.

Then I said, “Look, I come.

In the scroll of the book

it is written concerning me:

‘I delight to do your will, O my God,

and your law is deep within me.’ ”

Psalm 40:6–8 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

You didn’t want sacrifices and offerings.

You weren’t pleased with burnt offerings and sin offerings.

You gave me ears to hear you and obey you.

Then I said, “Here I am.

It is written about me in the scroll.

My God, I have come to do what you want.

Your law is in my heart.”

Psalm 40:6–8 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Sacrifice and meal offering You have not desired;

My ears You have opened;

Burnt offering and sin offering You have not required.

Then I said, “Behold, I come;

In the scroll of the book it is written of me.

I delight to do Your will, O my God;

Your Law is within my heart.”