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

  • BSP
    Verse 5: Counting our blessings and how God has acted personally in our lives can help us to cope with anxieties and have a grateful attitude.
  • Brianna vs. 4
    A constant theme in the Bible is putting trust in Jehovah God. It is essential to a Christian's survival. When we truly understand the power of having the Almighty being our trust, we have a sense of happiness because no man or thing can make us cower. ( Psalms 56:11) Nothing can keep us from God's love.
  • Lu2677
    Mr.Smith on5/4you instruct people to use their"imagination" to get prayers answered.Imagination=fanciful,empty assumption.We get what the Lord is willing to give us.His Will be done.Do a word search of"imagination"its not good!An evil heart is full of imaginations.May the Lord give you understanding.Your quotation marks with the verse you quoted is misleading.
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 40:8 I DELIGHT TO DO THY WILL O MY GOD YEA THY LAW IS WRITTEN IN MY HEART HEBREWS 10:16 THIS IS THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THEM AFTER THOSE DAYS SAITH THE LORD I WILL PUT MY LAWS INTO THEIR HEARTS AND IN THEIR MINDS WILL I WRITE THEM 1 TIMOTHY 1:8 BUT WE KNOW THAT THE LAW IS GOOD IF A MAN USE IT LAWFULLY
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 40:10 I HAVE NOT HID THY RIGHTEOUSNESS WITHIN MY HEART I HAVE DECLARED THY FAITHFULNESS AND THY SALVATION I HAVE NOT CONCEALED THY LOVINGKINDNESS AND THY TRUTH FROM THE GREAT CONGREGATION
  • Gabby
    amazing for my schoolwork

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