Psalm 22
New Living TranslationHolman Christian Standard Bible
1My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? Why are you so far away when I groan for help?1For the choir director: according to "The Deer of the Dawn." A Davidic psalm. My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Why are You so far from my deliverance and from my words of groaning?
2Every day I call to you, my God, but you do not answer. Every night I lift my voice, but I find no relief.2My God, I cry by day, but You do not answer, by night, yet I have no rest.
3Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.3But You are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.
4Our ancestors trusted in you, and you rescued them.4Our fathers trusted in You; they trusted, and You rescued them.
5They cried out to you and were saved. They trusted in you and were never disgraced.5They cried to You and were set free; they trusted in You and were not disgraced.
6But I am a worm and not a man. I am scorned and despised by all!6But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by men and despised by people.
7Everyone who sees me mocks me. They sneer and shake their heads, saying,7Everyone who sees me mocks me; they sneer and shake their heads:"
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!”8He relies on the LORD; let Him rescue him; let the LORD deliver him, since He takes pleasure in him."
9Yet you brought me safely from my mother’s womb and led me to trust you at my mother’s breast.9You took me from the womb, making me secure while at my mother's breast.
10I was thrust into your arms at my birth. You have been my God from the moment I was born.10I was given over to You at birth; You have been my God from my mother's womb.
11Do not stay so far from me, for trouble is near, and no one else can help me.11Do not be far from me, because distress is near and there is no one to help.
12My enemies surround me like a herd of bulls; fierce bulls of Bashan have hemmed me in!12Many bulls surround me; strong ones of Bashan encircle me.
13Like lions they open their jaws against me, roaring and tearing into their prey.13They open their mouths against me-- lions, mauling and roaring.
14My life is poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart is like wax, melting within me.14I am poured out like water, and all my bones are disjointed; my heart is like wax, melting within me.
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.15My strength is dried up like baked clay; my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. You put me into the dust of death.
16My enemies surround me like a pack of dogs; an evil gang closes in on me. They have pierced my hands and feet.16For dogs have surrounded me; a gang of evildoers has closed in on me; they pierced my hands and my feet.
17I can count all my bones. My enemies stare at me and gloat.17I can count all my bones; people look and stare at me.
18They divide my garments among themselves and throw dice for my clothing.18They divided my garments among themselves, and they cast lots for my clothing.
19O LORD, do not stay far away! You are my strength; come quickly to my aid!19But You, LORD, don't be far away. My strength, come quickly to help me.
20Save me from the sword; spare my precious life from these dogs.20Deliver my life from the sword, my only life from the power of these dogs.
21Snatch me from the lion’s jaws and from the horns of these wild oxen.21Save me from the mouth of the lion! You have rescued me from the horns of the wild oxen.
22I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters. I will praise you among your assembled people.22I will proclaim Your name to my brothers; I will praise You in the congregation.
23Praise the LORD, all you who fear him! Honor him, all you descendants of Jacob! Show him reverence, all you descendants of Israel!23You who fear Yahweh, praise Him! All you descendants of Jacob, honor Him! All you descendants of Israel, revere Him!
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.24For He has not despised or detested the torment of the afflicted. He did not hide His face from him but listened when he cried to Him for help.
25I will praise you in the great assembly. I will fulfill my vows in the presence of those who worship you.25I will give praise in the great congregation because of You; I will fulfill my vows before those who fear You.
26The poor will eat and be satisfied. All who seek the LORD will praise him. Their hearts will rejoice with everlasting joy.26The humble will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the LORD will praise Him. May your hearts live forever!
27The whole earth will acknowledge the LORD and return to him. All the families of the nations will bow down before him.27All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD. All the families of the nations will bow down before You,
28For royal power belongs to the LORD. He rules all the nations.28for kingship belongs to the LORD; He rules over the nations.
29Let the rich of the earth feast and worship. Bow before him, all who are mortal, all whose lives will end as dust.29All who prosper on earth will eat and bow down; all those who go down to the dust will kneel before Him-- even the one who cannot preserve his life.
30Our children will also serve him. Future generations will hear about the wonders of the Lord.30Their descendants will serve Him; the next generation will be told about the Lord.
31His righteous acts will be told to those not yet born. They will hear about everything he has done.31They will come and tell a people yet to be born about His righteousness-- what He has done.
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