6 Sacrifice and offering you did not desire- but my ears you have opened[1] - burnt offerings and sin offerings[2] you did not require.

Other Translations of Psalm 40:6

King James Version

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

English Standard Version

6 In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted, but you have given me an open ear.Hebrew ears you have dug for me Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required.

The Message

6 Doing something for you, bringing something to you - that's not what you're after. Being religious, acting pious - that's not what you're asking for. You've opened my ears so I can listen.

New King James Version

6 Sacrifice and offering You did not desire; My ears You have opened. Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require.

New Living Translation

6 You take no delight in sacrifices or offerings. Now that you have made me listen, I finally understand - you don't require burnt offerings or sin offerings.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 40:6

Commentary on Psalm 40:6-10

(Read Psalm 40:6-10)

The psalmist foretells that work of wonder, redemption by our Lord Jesus Christ. The Substance must come, which is Christ, who must bring 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 Jesus to the work and office of Mediator. In the volume, or roll, of the book it was written of him. In the close rolls of the Divine decrees and counsel, the covenant of redemption was recorded. Also, in all the volumes of the Old Testament something was written of him, John 19:28. Now the purchase of our salvation is made, the proclamation is sent forth, calling us to come and accept it. It was preached freely and 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, trust his promise, and submit to his authority.