Sacrifice and offering you do not want; but ears open to obedience you gave me.
Holocausts and sin-offerings you do not require; so I said, “Here I am,
your commands for me are written in the scroll.
To do your will is my delight; my God, your law is in my heart!”
I announced your deeds to a great assembly; I did not restrain my lips;
you, Lord, are my witness.
Your deed I did not hide within my heart; your loyal deliverance I have proclaimed.
I made no secret of your enduring kindness to a great assembly.

Psalm 40 continued – verses 7-11