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 abandoned me? Why are you so far from delivering me— from my groaning words?
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 out to you throughout the day, but you do not answer; and throughout the night, but I have no rest.
3But You are holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel.3You are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.
4Our fathers trusted in You; They trusted, and You delivered them.4Our ancestors trusted in you; 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 escaped; they trusted in you and were not put to shame.
6But I am a worm, and no man; A reproach of men, and despised by the people.6But as for me, I am only a worm and not a man, scorned by mankind 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 gape at me with open mouths and shake their heads at me.
8“He trusted in the LORD, let Him rescue Him; Let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him!”8They say, "Commit yourself to the LORD; perhaps the LORD will deliver him, perhaps he will cause him to escape, 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 are the one who took me from the womb, and kept me safe on my mother's breasts.
10I was cast upon You from birth. From My mother’s womb You have been My God.10I was dependent on you from birth; 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.11Do not be so distant from me, for trouble is at hand; indeed, there is no deliverer.
12Many bulls have surrounded Me; Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled Me.12Many bulls have surrounded me; the vicious bulls of Bashan have encircled me.
13They gape at Me with their mouths, Like a raging and roaring lion.13Their mouths are opened wide toward me, like roaring and attacking lions.
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; all my bones are out of joint. 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 broken pottery; my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth, and you have brought me down to 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 those who practice of evil has encircled me. They gouged my hands and my feet.
17I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me.17I can count all my bones. They look at me; they stare at me.
18They divide My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.18They divide my clothing among themselves; they cast lots for my clothing!
19But You, O LORD, do not be far from Me; O My Strength, hasten to help Me!19But as for you, LORD, do not be far away from me; My Strength, come quickly to help me.
20Deliver Me from the sword, My precious life from the power of the dog.20Deliver me 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.21Deliver me from the mouth of the lion, from 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 declare your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation, I will praise you, saying,
23You who fear the LORD, praise Him! All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him, And fear Him, all you offspring of Israel!23"All who fear the LORD, praise him! All the seed of Jacob, glorify him! All the seed of Israel, fear 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 does not despise nor detest the afflicted person; he does not hide his face from him, but he hears him when he cries out to him."
25My praise shall be of You in the great assembly; I will pay My vows before those who fear Him.25My praise in the great congregation is because of you; I will pay 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 afflicted will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the LORD will praise him, "May you 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 in submission to the LORD.
28For the kingdom is the LORD’s, And He rules over the nations.28Indeed, the kingdom 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 the prosperous people will eat and bow down in submission. All those who are about to go down to the grave will bow down in submission, along with the one who can no longer keep himself alive.
30A posterity shall serve Him. It will be recounted of the Lord to the next generation,30Our descendants will serve him, and that 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 declare his righteousness to a people yet to be born; indeed, he has accomplished it!
The Holy Bible, New King James Version, Copyright © 1982 Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved.The Holy Bible: International Standard Version® Release 2.1 Copyright © 1996-2012 The ISV Foundation
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