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Psalms 40:4

    Psalms 40:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Blessed is that man that makes the LORD his trust, and respects not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Blessed is the man that maketh Jehovah his trust, And respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Happy is the man who has faith in the Lord, and does not give honour to the men of pride or to those who are turned away to deceit.

    Webster's Revision

    Blessed is the man that maketh Jehovah his trust, And respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

    World English Bible

    Blessed is the man who makes Yahweh his trust, and doesn't respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Blessed is the man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

    Definitions for Psalms 40:4

    Blessed - Happy.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 40:4

    Blessed is that man - The man must be blessed and happy who casts his soul with all its burden of sin and wretchedness, at the footstool of God's mercy; for he will save all who come to him through the Son of his love.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 40:4

    Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust - See the notes at Psalm 34:8. Compare Psalm 27:1. Literally, here, "The blessings of the man who places Yahweh for his confidence;" that is, who makes Him his seeurity, or who feels that his security for happiness and salvation is in Him.

    And respecteth not the proud - The haughty, or those who are confident in themselves. Literally, "who looks not to the proud;" that is, who does not depend on them for help and for salvation.

    Nor such as turn aside to lies - Who depart from the straight path, and incline to that which is false and deceitful. The reference is to those who are easily made to swerve from that which is true and honest to that which is delusive and false. Their integrity cannot be confided in. There is no security that they will be disposed to do right. The idea is, that the man who trusts in God is blessed or happy, as compared with one who trusts in man; man confident in himself; man liable to fall into error; man who is easily led astray; man who is deceitful, and who cannot, therefore, be relied on. God is mighty, but not haughty; God never is drawn aside from the truth; he never deceives.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 40:4

    40:4 The proud - Or, the mighty, the great and proud potentates of the world, to whom most men are apt to look and trust. Turn - From God, in whom alone they ought to trust. To lies - To lying vanities, such as worldly power and wisdom, and riches, and all other earthly things, or persons, in which men are prone to trust: which are called lies, because they promise more than they perform.