A Cry of Anguish and a Song of Praise.
For the choir director; upon Aijeleth Hashshahar. A Psalm of David.
1My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?
2O my God, I cry by day, but Thou dost not answer;
3Yet Thou art holy,
4In Thee our fathers trusted;
5To Thee they cried out, and were delivered;
6But I am a worm, and not a man,
7All who see me sneer at me;
8“Commit yourself to the LORD; let Him deliver him;
9Yet Thou art He who didst bring me forth from the womb;
10Upon Thee I was cast from birth;
11Be not far from me, for trouble is near;
12Many bulls have surrounded me;
13They open wide their mouth at me,
14I am poured out like water,
15My strength is dried up like a potsherd,
16For dogs have surrounded me;
17I can count all my bones.
18They divide my garments among them,
19But Thou, O LORD, be not far off;
20Deliver my soul from the sword,
21Save me from the lion’s mouth;
22I will tell of Thy name to my brethren;
23You who fear the LORD, praise Him;
24For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted;
25From Thee comes my praise in the great assembly;
26The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied;
27All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD,
28For the kingdom is the LORD’S,
29All the prosperous of the earth will eat and worship,
30Posterity will serve Him;
31They will come and will declare His righteousness