Psalm 22
JPS Tanakh 1917
1For the Leader; upon Aijeleth ha-Shahar. A Psalm of David.

2My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me,
And art far from my help at the words of my cry?
3O my God, I call by day, but Thou answerest not;
And at night, and there is no surcease for me.
4Yet Thou art holy,
O Thou that art enthroned upon the praises of Israel.
5In Thee did our fathers trust;
They trusted, and Thou didst deliver them.
6Unto Thee they cried, and escaped;
In Thee did they trust, and were not ashamed.
7But I am a worm, and no man;
A reproach of men, and despised of the people.
8All they that see me laugh me to scorn;
They shoot out the lip, they shake the head:
9‘Let him commit himself unto the LORD! let Him rescue him;
Let Him deliver him, seeing He delighteth in him.’

10For Thou art He that took me out of the womb;
Thou madest me trust when I was upon my mother’s breasts.
11Upon Thee I have been cast from my birth;
Thou art my God from my mother’s womb.
12Be not far from me; for trouble is near;
For there is none to help.
13Many bulls have encompassed me;
Strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
14They open wide their mouth against me,
As a ravening and a roaring lion.
15I am poured out like water,
And all my bones are out of joint;
My heart is become like wax;
It is melted in mine inmost parts.
16My strength is dried up like a potsherd;
And my tongue cleaveth to my throat;
And Thou layest me in the dust of death.
17For dogs have encompassed me;
A company of evil-doers have inclosed me;
Like a lion, they are at my hands and my feet.
18I may count all my bones;
They look and gloat over me.
19They part my garments among them,
And for my vesture do they cast lots.
20But Thou, O LORD, be not far off;
O Thou my strength, hasten to help me.
21Deliver my soul from the sword;
Mine only one from the power of the dog.
22Save me from the lion’s mouth;
Yea, from the horns of the wild-oxen do Thou answer me.

23I will declare Thy name unto my brethren;
In the midst of the congregation will I praise Thee.
24‘Ye that fear the LORD, praise Him;
All ye the seed of Jacob, glorify Him;
And stand in awe of Him, all ye the seed of Israel.
25For He hath not despised nor abhorred the lowliness of the poor;
Neither hath He hid His face from him;
But when he cried unto Him, He heard.’
26From Thee cometh my praise in the great congregation;
I will pay my vows before them that fear Him.
27Let the humble eat and be satisfied;
Let them praise the LORD that seek after Him; May your heart be quickened for ever!
28All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn unto the LORD;
And all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before Thee.
29For the kingdom is the LORD’S;
And He is the ruler over the nations.
30All the fat ones of the earth shall eat and worship;
All they that go down to the dust shall kneel before Him,
Even he that cannot keep his soul alive.
31A seed shall serve him;
It shall be told of the Lord unto the next generation.
32They shall come and shall declare His righteousness
Unto a people that shall be born, that He hath done it.

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