Psalm 22
New King James VersionNew Living Translation
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 away when I groan for help?
2O My God, I cry in the daytime, but You do not hear; And in the night season, and am not silent.2Every day I call to you, my God, but you do not answer. Every night I lift my voice, but I find no relief.
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.4Our ancestors trusted in you, and you rescued them.
5They cried to You, and were delivered; They trusted in You, and were not ashamed.5They cried out to you and were saved. They trusted in you and were never 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. I am scorned and despised by all!
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, saying,
8“He trusted in the LORD, let Him rescue Him; Let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him!”8“Is this the one who relies on the LORD? Then let the LORD save him! If the LORD loves him so much, let the LORD rescue 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 safely from my mother’s womb and led me to trust you at my mother’s breast.
10I was cast upon You from birth. From My mother’s womb You have been My God.10I was thrust into your arms at my birth. You have been my God from the moment I was born.
11Be not far from Me, For trouble is near; For there is none to help.11Do not stay so far from me, for trouble is near, and no one else can help me.
12Many bulls have surrounded Me; Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled Me.12My enemies surround me like a herd of bulls; fierce bulls of Bashan have hemmed me in!
13They gape at Me with their mouths, Like a raging and roaring lion.13Like lions they open their jaws against me, roaring and tearing into their 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 life is poured out like water, and 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 has dried up like sunbaked clay. My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. You have laid me in the dust and left me for dead.
16For dogs have surrounded Me; The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet;16My enemies surround me like a pack of dogs; an evil gang closes in on 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. My enemies stare at me and gloat.
18They divide My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.18They divide my garments among themselves and throw dice for my clothing.
19But You, O LORD, do not be far from Me; O My Strength, hasten to help Me!19O LORD, do not stay far away! You are my strength; come quickly to my aid!
20Deliver Me from the sword, My precious life from the power of the dog.20Save me from the sword; spare my precious life from these dogs.
21Save Me from the lion’s mouth And from the horns of the wild oxen! You have answered Me.21Snatch me from the lion’s jaws and from the horns of these 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 and sisters. I will praise you among your assembled people.
23You who fear the LORD, praise Him! All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him, And fear Him, all you offspring of Israel!23Praise the LORD, all you who fear him! Honor him, all you descendants of Jacob! Show him reverence, all you descendants 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 ignored or belittled the suffering of the needy. He has not turned his back on them, but has listened to their cries for help.
25My praise shall be of You in the great assembly; I will pay My vows before those who fear Him.25I will praise you in the great assembly. I will fulfill my vows in the presence of those who worship 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. All who seek the LORD will praise him. Their hearts will rejoice with everlasting joy.
27All the ends of the world Shall remember and turn to the LORD, And all the families of the nations Shall worship before You.27The whole earth will acknowledge the LORD and return to him. 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 royal power belongs to the LORD. He rules all 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.29Let the rich of the earth feast and worship. Bow before him, all who are mortal, all whose lives will end as dust.
30A posterity shall serve Him. It will be recounted of the Lord to the next generation,30Our children will also serve him. Future generations will hear about the wonders of the Lord.
31They will come and declare His righteousness to a people who will be born, That He has done this.31His righteous acts will be told to those not yet born. They will hear about everything he has done.
The Holy Bible, New King James Version, Copyright © 1982 Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved.Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
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