Psalm 22
New King James VersionBerean Study Bible
1To the Chief Musician. Set to “The Deer of the Dawn.” A Psalm of David. My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Why are You so far from helping Me, And from the words of My groaning?1For the choirmaster. To the tune of “The Doe of the Dawn.” A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Why are You so far from saving me, so far from my words of groaning?
2O My God, I cry in the daytime, but You do not hear; And in the night season, and am not silent.2I cry out by day, O my God, but You do not answer, and by night, but I have no rest.
3But You are holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel.3Yet You are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.
4Our fathers trusted in You; They trusted, and You delivered them.4In You our fathers trusted; they trusted and You delivered them.
5They cried to You, and were delivered; They trusted in You, and were not ashamed.5They cried out to You and were set free; they trusted in You and were not disappointed.
6But I am a worm, and no man; A reproach of men, and despised by the people.6But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by men and despised by the people.
7All those who see Me ridicule Me; They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,7All who see me mock me; they sneer and shake their heads:
8“He trusted in the LORD, let Him rescue Him; Let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him!”8“He trusts in the LORD, let the LORD deliver him; let the LORD rescue him, since He delights in him.”
9But You are He who took Me out of the womb; You made Me trust while on My mother’s breasts.9Yet You brought me forth from the womb; You made me secure at my mother’s breast.
10I was cast upon You from birth. From My mother’s womb You have been My God.10From birth I was cast upon You; from my mother’s womb You have been my God.
11Be not far from Me, For trouble is near; For there is none to help.11Be not far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help.
12Many bulls have surrounded Me; Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled Me.12Many bulls surround me; strong bulls of Bashan encircle me.
13They gape at Me with their mouths, Like a raging and roaring lion.13They open their jaws against me like lions that roar and maul.
14I am poured out like water, And all My bones are out of joint; My heart is like wax; It has melted within Me.14I am poured out like water, and all my bones are disjointed. My heart is like wax; it melts away within me.
15My strength is dried up like a potsherd, And My tongue clings to My jaws; You have brought Me to the dust of death.15My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. You lay me in the dust of death.
16For dogs have surrounded Me; The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet;16For dogs surround me; a band of evil men encircles me; they have pierced my hands and feet.
17I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me.17I can count all my bones; they stare and gloat over me.
18They divide My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.18They divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing.
19But You, O LORD, do not be far from Me; O My Strength, hasten to help Me!19But You, O LORD, be not far off; O my Strength, come quickly to help me.
20Deliver Me from the sword, My precious life from the power of the dog.20Deliver my soul from the sword, my precious life from the power of wild dogs.
21Save Me from the lion’s mouth And from the horns of the wild oxen! You have answered Me.21Save me from the mouth of the lion; at the horns of the wild oxen You have answered me!
22I will declare Your name to My brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.22I will proclaim Your name to my brothers; I will praise You in the assembly.
23You who fear the LORD, praise Him! All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him, And fear Him, all you offspring of Israel!23You who fear the LORD, praise Him! All descendants of Jacob, honor Him! All offspring of Israel, revere Him!
24For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; Nor has He hidden His face from Him; But when He cried to Him, He heard.24For He has not despised or detested the torment of the afflicted. He has not hidden His face from him, but has attended to his cry for help.
25My praise shall be of You in the great assembly; I will pay My vows before those who fear Him.25My praise for You resounds in the great assembly; I will fulfill my vows before those who fear You.
26The poor shall eat and be satisfied; Those who seek Him will praise the LORD. Let your heart live forever!26The poor will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the LORD will praise Him. May your hearts live forever!
27All the ends of the world Shall remember and turn to the LORD, And all the families of the nations Shall worship before You.27All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD. All the families of the nations will bow down before Him.
28For the kingdom is the LORD’s, And He rules over the nations.28For dominion belongs to the LORD and He rules over the nations.
29All the prosperous of the earth Shall eat and worship; All those who go down to the dust Shall bow before Him, Even he who cannot keep himself alive.29All the rich of the earth will feast and worship; all who go down to the dust will kneel before Him—even those unable to preserve their lives.
30A posterity shall serve Him. It will be recounted of the Lord to the next generation,30Posterity will serve Him; they will declare the Lord to a new generation.
31They will come and declare His righteousness to a people who will be born, That He has done this.31They will come and proclaim His righteousness to a people yet unborn—all that He has done.
The Holy Bible, New King James Version, Copyright © 1982 Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved.The Berean Bible (Berean Study Bible (BSB) © 2016, 2018 by Bible Hub and Berean.Bible. Used by Permission. All rights Reserved.
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