Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Psalm 40:17 in English Standard Version "As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me. You are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, O my God!" Ps 86:1 A Prayer of David. Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Ps 109:22 For I am poor and needy, and my heart is stricken within me. 1Pe 5:7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.