Psalm 22
New King James VersionHolman Christian Standard 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 choir director: according to "The Deer of the Dawn." A Davidic psalm. My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Why are You so far from my deliverance and 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.2My God, I cry by day, but You do not answer, by night, yet I have no rest.
3But You are holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel.3But You are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.
4Our fathers trusted in You; They trusted, and You delivered them.4Our fathers trusted in You; they trusted, and You rescued them.
5They cried to You, and were delivered; They trusted in You, and were not ashamed.5They cried to You and were set free; they trusted in You and were not disgraced.
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 people.
7All those who see Me ridicule Me; They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,7Everyone who sees me mocks 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!”8He relies on the LORD; let Him rescue him; let the LORD deliver him, since He takes pleasure in him."
9But You are He who took Me out of the womb; You made Me trust while on My mother’s breasts.9You took me from the womb, making me secure while at my mother's breast.
10I was cast upon You from birth. From My mother’s womb You have been My God.10I was given over to You at birth; You have been my God from my mother's womb.
11Be not far from Me, For trouble is near; For there is none to help.11Do not be far from me, because distress 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 ones of Bashan encircle me.
13They gape at Me with their mouths, Like a raging and roaring lion.13They open their mouths against me-- lions, mauling and roaring.
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, melting 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 baked clay; my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. You put me into 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 have surrounded me; a gang of evildoers has closed in on me; they pierced my hands and my feet.
17I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me.17I can count all my bones; people look and stare at me.
18They divide My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.18They divided my garments among themselves, and they cast lots for my clothing.
19But You, O LORD, do not be far from Me; O My Strength, hasten to help Me!19But You, LORD, don't be far away. My strength, come quickly to help me.
20Deliver Me from the sword, My precious life from the power of the dog.20Deliver my life from the sword, my only life from the power of these 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! 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 proclaim Your name to my brothers; I will praise You in the congregation.
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 Yahweh, praise Him! All you descendants of Jacob, honor Him! All you descendants 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 did not hide His face from him but listened when he cried to Him for help.
25My praise shall be of You in the great assembly; I will pay My vows before those who fear Him.25I will give praise in the great congregation because of You; 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 humble 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 You,
28For the kingdom is the LORD’s, And He rules over the nations.28for kingship belongs to the LORD; 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 who prosper on earth will eat and bow down; all those who go down to the dust will kneel before Him-- even the one who cannot preserve his life.
30A posterity shall serve Him. It will be recounted of the Lord to the next generation,30Their descendants will serve Him; the next generation will be told about the Lord.
31They will come and declare His righteousness to a people who will be born, That He has done this.31They will come and tell a people yet to be born about His righteousness-- what He has done.
The Holy Bible, New King James Version, Copyright © 1982 Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved.Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission.
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