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Bible Commentaries

Scofield's Reference Notes

Psalms 40

Verse 1

I waited

The 40th Psalm speaks of Messiah, Jehovah's Servant, obedient unto death. The Psalm begins with the joy of Christ in resurrection (Psalms 40:1; Psalms 40:2). He has been in the horrible pit of the grave, but has been brought up. Verses 3-5 are His resurrection testimony, His "new song." Verses 6 and 7 are retrospective. When sacrifice and offering had become abominable because of the wickedness of the people Isaiah 1:10-15 then the obedient Servant came to make the pure offering ; Psalms 40:7-17; Hebrews 10:5-17. See Psalm 41., next in order of the Messianic Psalms.

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Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Psalms 40". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 1917.