Psalm 22
New American Standard Bible 1995King James Bible
1For the choir director; upon Aijeleth Hashshahar. A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Far from my deliverance are the words of my groaning.1To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?
2O my God, I cry by day, but You do not answer; And by night, but I have no rest.2O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.
3Yet You are holy, O You who are enthroned upon the praises of Israel.3But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
4In You our fathers trusted; They trusted and You delivered them.4Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.
5To You they cried out and were delivered; In You they trusted and were not disappointed.5They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.
6But I am a worm and not a man, A reproach of men and despised by the people.6But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
7All who see me sneer at me; They separate with the lip, they wag the head, saying,7All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
8"Commit yourself to the LORD; let Him deliver him; Let Him rescue him, because He delights in him."8He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.
9Yet You are He who brought me forth from the womb; You made me trust when upon my mother's breasts.9But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.
10Upon You I was cast from birth; You have been my God from my mother's womb.10I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly.
11Be not far from me, for trouble is near; For there is none to help.11Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.
12Many bulls have surrounded me; Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me.12Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
13They open wide their mouth at me, As a ravening and a roaring lion.13They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.
14I am poured out like water, And all my bones are out of joint; My heart is like wax; It is melted within me.14I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
15My strength is dried up like a potsherd, And my tongue cleaves to my jaws; And You lay me in the dust of death.15My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
16For dogs have surrounded me; A band of evildoers has encompassed me; They pierced my hands and my feet.16For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
17I can count all my bones. They look, they stare at me;17I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.
18They divide my garments among them, And for my clothing they cast lots.18They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
19But You, O LORD, be not far off; O You my help, hasten to my assistance.19But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me.
20Deliver my soul from the sword, My only life from the power of the dog.20Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.
21Save me from the lion's mouth; From the horns of the wild oxen You answer me.21Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.
22I will tell of Your name to my brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.22I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
23You who fear the LORD, praise Him; All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him, And stand in awe of Him, all you descendants of Israel.23Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed 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 for help, He heard.24For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.
25From You comes my praise in the great assembly; I shall pay my vows before those who fear Him.25My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.
26The afflicted will eat and be satisfied; Those who seek Him will praise the LORD. Let your heart live forever!26The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.
27All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, And all the families of the nations will worship before You.27All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
28For the kingdom is the LORD'S And He rules over the nations.28For the kingdom is the LORD'S: and he is the governor among the nations.
29All the prosperous of the earth will eat and worship, All those who go down to the dust will bow before Him, Even he who cannot keep his soul alive.29All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.
30Posterity will serve Him; It will be told of the Lord to the coming generation.30A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
31They will come and will declare His righteousness To a people who will be born, that He has performed it.31They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.
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