Psalm 22
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1TO THE OVERSEER. [SET] ON “DOE OF THE MORNING.” A PSALM OF DAVID. My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Far from My salvation, "" The words of My roaring?

2My God, I call by day, and You do not answer, "" And by night, and am not silent.

3And You [are] holy, "" Sitting—the Praise of Israel.

4In You our fathers trusted; They trusted, and You deliver them.

5To You they cried, and were delivered, "" In You they trusted, and were not disappointed.

6And I [am] a worm, and no man, "" A reproach of man, and despised of the people.

7All beholding Me mock at Me, "" They make free with the lip—shake the head,

8“Roll to YHWH, He delivers Him, "" He delivers Him, for He delighted in Him.”

9For You [are] He bringing Me forth from the womb, "" Causing Me to trust, "" On the breasts of My mother.

10On You I have been cast from the womb, "" From the belly of My mother You [are] My God.

11Do not be far from Me, "" For adversity is near, for there is no helper.

12Many bulls have surrounded Me, "" Mighty ones of Bashan have surrounded Me,

13They have opened their mouth against Me, "" A lion tearing and roaring.

14I have been poured out as waters, "" And all my bones have separated themselves, "" My heart has been like wax, "" It is melted in the midst of My bowels.

15My power is dried up as an earthen vessel, "" And My tongue is cleaving to My jaws.

16And You appoint Me to the dust of death, "" For dogs have surrounded Me, "" A company of evildoers has surrounded Me, "" Piercing My hands and My feet.

17I count all My bones—they look expectingly, "" They look on Me,

18They apportion My garments to themselves, "" And they cause a lot to fall for My clothing.

19And You, O YHWH, do not be far off, "" O My strength, hurry to help Me.

20Deliver My soul from the sword, "" My only one from the paw of a dog.

21Save Me from the mouth of a lion "" And You have answered Me from the horns of the high places!

22I declare Your Name to My brothers, "" In the midst of the assembly I praise You.

23You who fear YHWH, praise Him, "" All the seed of Jacob, honor Him, "" And be afraid of Him, all you seed of Israel.

24For He has not despised, nor detested, "" The affliction of the afflicted, "" Nor has He hidden His face from Him, "" And in His crying to Him He hears.

25Of You My praise [is] in the great assembly. I complete My vows before His fearers.

26The humble eat and are satisfied, "" Those seeking Him praise YHWH, "" Your heart lives forever.

27Remember and return to YHWH, "" Do all the ends of the earth, "" And bow themselves before You, "" Do all families of the nations,

28For to YHWH [is] the kingdom, "" And He is ruling among nations.

29And the fat ones of earth have eaten, "" And they bow themselves, "" All going down to dust bow before Him, "" And he [who] has not revived his soul.

30A seed serves Him, "" It is declared of the Lord to the generation.

31They come and declare His righteousness, "" To a people that is born, that He has made!

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