Psalms 40:7

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then sayd I, Loe, I come: in the volume of the booke it is written of me:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then I said, "Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then said I, Lo, I am come; In the roll of the book it is written of me:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then I said, See, I come; it is recorded of me in the roll of the book,
- Basic English Bible

Then said I, Behold, I come, in the volume of the book it is written of me --
- Darby Bible

Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,
- Webster's Bible

Then I said, "Behold, I have come. It is written about me in the book in the scroll.
- World English Bible

Then said I, `Lo, I have come,' In the roll of the book it is written of me,
- Youngs Literal Bible

(40:8) Then said I: 'Lo, I am come with the roll of a book which is prescribed for me;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 40:7

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 #Heb 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.

Discussion for Psalms 40

  • Lucinda Palestrant
    1 Timothy 2:1,2,3 God places men in authority, so there will also be groups of men in authority over others. And we are to pray for them.
  • Brianna
    How timely Verse 4 is. With this election up-heaveal, I know where I stand on who I want to be my ruler. NO human can be a good ruler over another. What right does one human ( or a group) have to control the lives of others. My salvation is in Jehovah. That's where I cast my vote.
  • Moore
    He brought me out of the horrible out and miry clay. Place my foot upon solid rock and established my goings. I love these verses
  • Miles
    I really like verse 1, when we go to God in prayer we can have confidence that he will listen
  • Sam
    Remember Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven. Ask him to forgive you and he will, ask him to be your savior and he will. then MOST IMPORTANT. After you sin from this point onwards, you MUST REPENT of your sins in order to enter heaven Once saved Always saved is a lie. God Bless you all
  • Everton for verse 14
    A request to the great one who is my bodyguard to turn back the plans of the evil ones who want to see me fail.

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