Psalm 22
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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?1My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?
2O My God, I cry in the daytime, but You do not hear; And in the night season, and am not silent.2O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, and by night, but I find 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.5To you they cried and were rescued; in you they trusted and were not put to shame.
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 mankind 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 make mouths at me; they wag 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 him deliver him; let him rescue him, for 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 are he who took me from the womb; you made me trust you at my mother’s breasts.
10I was cast upon You from birth. From My mother’s womb You have been My God.10On you was I cast from my birth, and 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 none to help.
12Many bulls have surrounded Me; Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled Me.12Many bulls encompass me; strong bulls of Bashan surround me;
13They gape at Me with their mouths, Like a raging and roaring lion.13they open wide their mouths at me, like a ravening and roaring lion.
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 out of joint; my heart is like wax; it is melted within my breast;
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 my jaws; 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 encompass me; a company of evildoers 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 for my clothing they cast lots.
19But You, O LORD, do not be far from Me; O My Strength, hasten to help Me!19But you, O LORD, do not be far off! O you my help, come quickly to my aid!
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 the dog!
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! You have rescued me from the horns of the wild oxen!
22I will declare Your name to My brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.22I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will praise you:
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 you offspring of Jacob, glorify him, and stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!
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 abhorred the affliction of the afflicted, and he has not hidden his face from him, but has heard, when he cried to him.
25My praise shall be of You in the great assembly; I will pay My vows before those who fear Him.25From you comes my praise in the great congregation; my vows I will perform before those who fear him.
26The poor shall eat and be satisfied; Those who seek Him will praise the LORD. Let your heart live forever!26The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the LORD! 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 shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you.
28For the kingdom is the LORD’s, And He rules over the nations.28For kingship 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 prosperous of the earth eat and worship; before him shall bow all who go down to the dust, even the one who could not keep himself alive.
30A posterity shall serve Him. It will be recounted of the Lord to the next generation,30Posterity shall serve him; it shall be told of the Lord to the coming generation;
31They will come and declare His righteousness to a people who will be born, That He has done this.31they shall come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn, that he has done it.
The Holy Bible, New King James Version, Copyright © 1982 Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved.ESV Text Edition: 2016. The ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®) copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. The ESV® text has been reproduced in cooperation with and by permission of Good News Publishers. Unauthorized reproduction of this publication is prohibited. All rights reserved.
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