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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. Psalms 40:3-5 are His resurrection testimony, His "new song." Psalms 40:6-7 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 Psalms 41, next in order of the Messianic Psalms.

Verse 3


(See Scofield "Psalms 19:9").

Verse 4


(See Scofield "Psalms 2:12").


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Bibliography Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Psalms 40:4". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 1917.

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