Psalm 40 – No offerings required

Let God pull you from the pit. Earthly offerings are not required.


<To the chief music-maker. Of David. A Psalm.> When I was waiting quietly for the Lord, his heart was turned to me, and he gave ear to my cry.


He took me up out of a deep waste place, out of the soft and sticky earth; he put my feet on a rock, and made my steps certain.


And he put a new song in my mouth, even praise to our God; numbers have seen it with fear, and put their faith in the Lord.


You had no desire for offerings of beasts or fruits of the earth; ears you made for me: for burned offerings and sin offerings you made no request.


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


My delight is to do your pleasure, O my God; truly, your law is in my heart.

Holy Bible, Bible in Basic English (BBE).