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?1For the music director; according to the tune "Morning Doe;" a psalm of David. My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? I groan in prayer, but help seems far away.
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 during the day, but you do not answer, and during the night my prayers do not let up.
3But You are holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel.3You are holy; you sit as king receiving the praises of Israel.
4Our fathers trusted in You; They trusted, and You delivered them.4In you our ancestors trusted; they trusted in you and you rescued them.
5They cried to You, and were delivered; They trusted in You, and were not ashamed.5To you they cried out, and they were saved; in you they trusted and they 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, not a man; people insult me and despise me.
7All those who see Me ridicule Me; They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,7All who see me taunt me; they mock me and shake their heads.
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! Let the LORD rescue him! Let the LORD deliver 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.9Yes, you are the one who brought me out from the womb and made me feel secure on my mother's breasts.
10I was cast upon You from birth. From My mother’s womb You have been My God.10I have been dependent on you since birth; from the time I came out of 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 remain far away from me, for trouble is near and I have no one to help me.
12Many bulls have surrounded Me; Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled Me.12Many bulls surround me; powerful bulls of Bashan hem me in.
13They gape at Me with their mouths, Like a raging and roaring lion.13They open their mouths to devour me like a roaring lion that rips its prey.
14I am poured out like water, And all My bones are out of joint; My heart is like wax; It has melted within Me.14My strength drains away like water; all my bones are dislocated; my heart is like wax; it melts away inside 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.15The roof of my mouth is as dry as a piece of pottery; my tongue sticks to my gums. You set 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;16Yes, wild dogs surround me--a gang of evil men crowd around me; like a lion they pin my hands and feet.
17I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me.17I can count all my bones; my enemies are gloating over me in triumph.
18They divide My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.18They are dividing up my clothes among themselves; they are rolling dice for my garments.
19But You, O LORD, do not be far from Me; O My Strength, hasten to help Me!19But you, O LORD, do not remain far away! You are my source of strength! Hurry and help me!
20Deliver Me from the sword, My precious life from the power of the dog.20Deliver me from the sword! Save my life from the claws of the wild dogs!
21Save Me from the lion’s mouth And from the horns of the wild oxen! You have answered Me.21Rescue me from the mouth of the lion, and 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 countrymen! In the middle of the assembly 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 loyal followers of the LORD, praise him! All you descendants of Jacob, honor him! All you descendants of Israel, stand in awe of 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 did not despise or detest the suffering of the oppressed; he did not ignore him; when he cried out to him, he responded.
25My praise shall be of You in the great assembly; I will pay My vows before those who fear Him.25You are the reason I offer praise in the great assembly; I will fulfill my promises before the LORD's loyal followers.
26The poor shall eat and be satisfied; Those who seek Him will praise the LORD. Let your heart live forever!26Let the oppressed eat and be filled! Let those who seek his help praise the LORD! 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.27Let all the people of the earth acknowledge the LORD and turn to him! Let all the nations worship you!
28For the kingdom is the LORD’s, And He rules over the nations.28For the LORD is king and 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 of the thriving people of the earth will join the celebration and worship; all those who are descending into the grave will bow before him, including those who cannot preserve their lives.
30A posterity shall serve Him. It will be recounted of the Lord to the next generation,30A whole generation will serve him; they will tell the next generation about the sovereign 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 about his saving deeds; they will tell a future generation what he has accomplished.
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