Psalms 40:17

NET ©

I am oppressed and needy! May the Lord pay attention to me! You are my helper and my deliverer! O my God, do not delay!

NIV ©

Yet I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; O my God, do not delay.

NASB ©

Since I am afflicted and needy, Let the Lord be mindful of me. You are my help and my deliverer; Do not delay, O my God.

NLT ©

As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord is thinking about me right now. You are my helper and my savior. Do not delay, O my God.

MSG ©

And me? I'm a mess. I'm nothing and have nothing: make something of me. You can do it; you've got what it takes--but God, don't put it off.

BBE ©

Though I am poor and in need, the Lord has me in mind; you are my help and my saviour; let there be no waiting, O my God.

NRSV ©

As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me. You are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, O my God.

NKJV ©

But I am poor and needy; Yet the Lord thinks upon me. You are my help and my deliverer; Do not delay, O my God.

KJV
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and needy
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[yet] the Lord
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thinketh
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upon me: thou [art] my help
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and my deliverer
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make no tarrying
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O my God
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HEBREW
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Nwybaw
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yne
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ynaw
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(40:17)
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LXXM
(39:18) egw
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P-NS
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PRT
ptwcov
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N-NSM
eimi
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V-PAI-1S
kai
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CONJ
penhv
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N-NSM
kuriov
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N-NSM
frontiei
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V-FAI-3S
mou
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P-GS
bohyov
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N-NSM
mou
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P-GS
kai
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CONJ
uperaspisthv
 
N-NSM
mou
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P-GS
su
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P-NS
ei
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V-PAI-2S
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T-NSM
yeov
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N-NSM
mou
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P-GS
mh
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ADV
cronishv
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V-AAS-2S
NET © [draft] ITL
I am
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oppressed
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and needy
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! May the Lord
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pay attention
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to me! You
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are my helper
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and my deliverer
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! O my God
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, do not
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delay
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!
NET © Notes

sn See Pss 35:10; 37:14.

tn The prefixed verbal form may be taken as a jussive of prayer (as in the present translation; cf. NIV) or as an imperfect, “The Lord will pay attention to me” (cf. NRSV). The parallel in Ps 70:5 has, “O God, hurry to me!” For this reason some prefer to emend יַחֲשָׁב (yakhashav, “may he pay attention”) to חוּשָׁה (khushah, “hurry!”). The syntax of the Hebrew text is awkward; elsewhere when the Qal of חָשַׁב (khashav, “reckon; consider”) is collocated with the preposition -ל (lamed) and a pronominal suffix there is an accompanying direct object or additional prepositional phrase/adverbial accusative (see Gen 15:6; 2 Sam 19:19; Job 13:24; 19:11; 33:10; Pss 32:2; 41:7; Amos 6:5).