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What was the book David was referring to that contained things written about him? (Psalm 40:7)

Psalm 40:7  "Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,"

Psalms 40:1 - 17

ESV - 1 I waited patiently for the Lord ; he inclined to me and heard my cry. 2 He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.

Clarify Share Report Asked March 07 2022 My picture Jack Gutknecht

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
In my opinion, the psalmist's (that is, David's) reference in the cited verse to the "book that is written of me" pertains specifically to the book of Deuteronomy as a summation of the duties and commandments pertaining not to the conduct of David as a private individual, but in his capacity as a king.

(Of course, the passage could also be viewed -- as was the case with multiple other similar passages in the psalms and elsewhere -- as also having a prophetic future meaning with regard to the Messiah.)

March 08 2022 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Mini Shirley H Wife, mother, veteran in the spiritual war we all face!
This Psalm is really about Jesus. The book referred to is the Bible. It is all about Jesus from cover to cover.

March 09 2022 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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