Psalm 22
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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. 1My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?
2My God, I cry out during the day, but you do not answer, and during the night my prayers do not let up. 2O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, and by night, but I find no rest.
3You are holy; you sit as king receiving the praises of Israel. 3Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.
4In you our ancestors trusted; they trusted in you and you rescued them. 4In you our fathers trusted; they trusted, and you delivered them.
5To you they cried out, and they were saved; in you they trusted and they were not disappointed. 5To you they cried and were rescued; in you they trusted and were not put to shame.
6But I am a worm, not a man; people insult me and despise me. 6But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by mankind and despised by the people.
7All who see me taunt me; they mock me and shake their heads. 7All who see me mock me; they make mouths at me; they wag their heads;
8They say, "Commit yourself to the LORD! Let the LORD rescue him! Let the LORD deliver him, for he delights in him." 8“He trusts in the LORD; let him deliver him; let him rescue him, for he delights in him!”
9Yes, you are the one who brought me out from the womb and made me feel secure on my mother's breasts. 9Yet you are he who took me from the womb; you made me trust you at my mother’s breasts.
10I have been dependent on you since birth; from the time I came out of my mother's womb you have been my God. 10On you was I cast from my birth, and from my mother’s womb you have been my God.
11Do not remain far away from me, for trouble is near and I have no one to help me. 11Be not far from me, for trouble is near, and there is none to help.
12Many bulls surround me; powerful bulls of Bashan hem me in. 12Many bulls encompass me; strong bulls of Bashan surround me;
13They open their mouths to devour me like a roaring lion that rips its prey. 13they open wide their mouths at me, like a ravening and roaring lion.
14My strength drains away like water; all my bones are dislocated; my heart is like wax; it melts away inside me. 14I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; my heart is like wax; it is melted within my breast;
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. 15my strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to my jaws; you lay me in the dust of death.
16Yes, wild dogs surround me--a gang of evil men crowd around me; like a lion they pin my hands and feet. 16For dogs encompass me; a company of evildoers encircles me; they have pierced my hands and feet—
17I can count all my bones; my enemies are gloating over me in triumph. 17I can count all my bones— they stare and gloat over me;
18They are dividing up my clothes among themselves; they are rolling dice for my garments. 18they divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.
19But you, O LORD, do not remain far away! You are my source of strength! Hurry and help me! 19But you, O LORD, do not be far off! O you my help, come quickly to my aid!
20Deliver me from the sword! Save my life from the claws of the wild dogs! 20Deliver my soul from the sword, my precious life from the power of the dog!
21Rescue me from the mouth of the lion, and from the horns of the wild oxen! You have answered me! 21Save me from the mouth of the lion! You have rescued me from the horns of the wild oxen!
22I will declare your name to my countrymen! In the middle of the assembly I will praise you! 22I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will praise you:
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! 23You who fear the LORD, praise him! All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him, and stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!
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. 24For he has not despised or abhorred the affliction of the afflicted, and he has not hidden his face from him, but has heard, when he cried to him.
25You are the reason I offer praise in the great assembly; I will fulfill my promises before the LORD's loyal followers. 25From you comes my praise in the great congregation; my vows I will perform before those who fear him.
26Let the oppressed eat and be filled! Let those who seek his help praise the LORD! May you live forever! 26The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the LORD! May your hearts live forever!
27Let all the people of the earth acknowledge the LORD and turn to him! Let all the nations worship you! 27All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you.
28For the LORD is king and rules over the nations. 28For kingship belongs to the LORD, and he rules over the nations.
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. 29All the prosperous of the earth eat and worship; before him shall bow all who go down to the dust, even the one who could not keep himself alive.
30A whole generation will serve him; they will tell the next generation about the sovereign Lord. 30Posterity shall serve him; it shall be told of the Lord to the coming generation;
31They will come and tell about his saving deeds; they will tell a future generation what he has accomplished. 31they shall come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn, that he has done it.
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