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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Psalms 40:6


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    King James Bible - Psalms 40:6

    Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.

    World English Bible

    Sacrifice and offering you didn't desire. You have opened my ears. You have not required burnt offering and sin offering.

    Douay-Rheims - Psalms 40:6

    Sacrifice and oblation thou didst not desire; but thou hast pierced ears for me. Burnt offering and sin offering thou didst not require :

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; my ears hast thou opened: burnt-offering and sin-offering hast thou not required.

    Original Hebrew

    זבח
    2077 ומנחה 4503 לא 3808  חפצת 2654  אזנים 241  כרית 3738  לי  עולה 5930 וחטאה 2401 לא 3808  שׁאלת׃ 7592

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    VERSE (6) -
    Ps 50:8; 51:16 1Sa 15:22 Isa 1:11; 66:3 Jer 7:21-23 Ho 6:6 Mt 9:13

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 40:6

    ¶ Sacrificio y presente no te agrada; me has labrado oídos; holocausto y expiación no has demandado.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Psalms 39:6

    Verse 6.
    Sacrifice and offering ] The apostle, Heb. x. 5, &c., quoting this and the two following verses, says, When he (the Messiah) cometh into the world-was about to be incarnated, He saith-to God the Father, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldst not-it was never thy will and design that the sacrifices under thy own law should be considered as making atonement for sin; they were only designed to point out my incarnation and consequent sacrificial death: and therefore a body hast thou prepared me, by a miraculous conception in the womb of a virgin; according to thy word, The seed of the woman shall bruise the head of the serpent.

    A body hast thou prepared me. ] The quotation of this and the two following verses by the apostle, Heb. x. 5, &c., is taken from the Septuagint, with scarcely any variety of reading: but, although the general meaning is the same, they are widely different in verbal expression in the Hebrew. David's words are yl tyrk ”ynza oznayim caritha lli, which we translate, My ears hast thou opened; but they might be more properly rendered, My ears hast thou bored; that is, Thou hast made me thy servant for ever, to dwell in thine own house: for the allusion is evidently to the custom mentioned Exod. xxi. 2, &c.: "If thou buy a Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve, and in the seventh he shall go out free: but if the servant shall positively say, I love my master, &c., I will not go out free; then his master shall bring him to the doorpost, and shall bore his ear through with an awl, and he shall serve him for ever." But how is it possible that the Septuagint and the apostle should take a meaning so totally different from the sense of the Hebrew? Dr. Kennicott has a very ingenious conjecture here: he supposes that the Septuagint and apostle express the meaning of the words as they stood in the copy from which the Greek translation was made; and that the present Hebrew text is corrupted in the word ”ynza oznayim, ears, which has been written through carelessness for hwg za az gevah, THEN, a BODY The first syllable, za az, THEN, is the same in both; and the latter, ”yn , which, joined to za makes ”ynza oznayim, might have been easily mistaken for hwg gevah, BODY; n nun being very like g gimel; y yod like w vau; and h he like final ” mem; especially if the line on which the letters were written in the MS. happened to be blacker than ordinary, which has often been a cause of mistake, it might then have been easily taken for the under-stroke of the mem, and thus give rise to a corrupt reading; add to this, the root hrk carah signifies as well to prepare, as to open, bore, &c. On this supposition the ancient copy translated by the Septuagint, and followed by the apostle, must have read the text thus: yl tyrk hwg za az gevah charitha lli; swma de kathrtisw moi" Then a body thou hast prepared me: thus the Hebrew text, the version of the Septuagint, and the apostle, will agree in what is known to be an indisputable fact in Christianity; namely, that Christ was incarnated for the sin of the world.

    The AEthiopic has nearly the same reading: the Arabic has both, "A body hast thou prepared me, and mine ears thou hast opened." But the Syriac, the Chaldee, and the Vulgate, agree with the present Hebrew text; and none of the MSS. collated by Kennicott and De Rossi have any various reading on the disputed words.

    It is remarkable, that all the offerings and sacrifices which were considered to be of an atoning or cleansing nature, offered under the law, are here enumerated by the psalmist and the apostle, to show that none of them, nor all of them, could take away sin; and that the grand sacrifice of Christ was that alone which could do it.

    Four kinds are here specified, both by the psalmist and the apostle: viz.

    SACRIFICE, jbz zebach, qusia; OFFERING, hjnm minchah, prosfora; BURNT-OFFERING, hlw[ olah, olokautwma; SIN- OFFERING, hafj chataah, peri amartiav. Of all these we may say, with the apostle, it was impossible that the blood of bulls and goats, &c. should take away sin.

    Thou hast had no pleasure. ] Thou couldst never be pleased with the victims under the law; thou couldst never consider them as atonements for sin, as they could never satisfy thy justice, nor make thy law honourable.


    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 6-10 - The psalmist foretells that work of wonder, redemption by our Lor Jesus Christ. The Substance must come, which is Christ, who must brin that glory to God, and that grace to man, which it was impossible the sacrifices should ever do. Observe the setting apart of our Lord Jesu to the work and office of Mediator. In the volume, or roll, of the boo it was written of him. In the close rolls of the Divine decrees an counsel, the covenant of redemption was recorded. Also, in all the volumes of the Old Testament something was written of him, Joh 19:28 Now the purchase of our salvation is made, the proclamation is sen forth, calling us to come and accept it. It was preached freely an openly. Whoever undertook to preach the gospel of Christ, would be under great temptation to conceal it; but Christ, and those he calls to that work, are carried on in it. May we believe his testimony, trus his promise, and submit to his authority.


    Original Hebrew

    זבח 2077 ומנחה 4503 לא 3808  חפצת 2654  אזנים 241  כרית 3738  לי  עולה 5930 וחטאה 2401 לא 3808  שׁאלת׃ 7592


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