O Lord, Do Not Delay
MAKE haste, a O God, to deliver me!
Make haste to help me, O LORD!
b Let them be ashamed and confounded
Who seek my life;
Let them be turned back and confused
Who desire my hurt.
c Let them be turned back because of their shame,
Who say, "Aha, aha!"
Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;
And let those who love Your salvation say continually,
"Let God be magnified!"
d But I am poor and needy;
e Make haste to me, O God!
You are my help and my deliverer;
O LORD, do not delay.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Psalms 40:13 - 17
Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me; O LORD, make haste to help me!
Let those be put to shame and brought to dishonor Who seek after my life; Let those be turned back and brought to confusion Who plot my hurt.
Let them be ashamed and brought to mutual confusion Who rejoice at my hurt; Let them be clothed with shame and dishonor Who exalt themselves against me.
Let them be confounded because of their shame, Who say to me, "Aha, aha!
For He will deliver the needy when he cries, The poor also, and him who has no helper.
He will spare the poor and needy, And will save the souls of the needy.
LORD, I cry out to You; Make haste to me! Give ear to my voice when I cry out to You.