Sacrifice and offering you did not desire—(A)
    but my ears you have opened[a](B)
    burnt offerings(C) and sin offerings[b] you did not require.
Then I said, “Here I am, I have come—
    it is written about me in the scroll.[c](D)
I desire to do your will,(E) my God;(F)
    your law is within my heart.”(G)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 40:6 Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts but a body you have prepared for me
  2. Psalm 40:6 Or purification offerings
  3. Psalm 40:7 Or come / with the scroll written for me

16 You do not delight in sacrifice,(A) or I would bring it;
    you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
17 My sacrifice,(B) O God, is[a] a broken spirit;
    a broken and contrite heart(C)
    you, God, will not despise.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 51:17 Or The sacrifices of God are

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