Psalm 22
New Living TranslationNET Bible
1My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? Why are you so far away when I groan for help?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.
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 out during the day, but you do not answer, and during the night my prayers do not let up.
3Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.3You are holy; you sit as king receiving the praises of Israel.
4Our ancestors trusted in you, and you rescued them.4In you our ancestors trusted; they trusted in you and you rescued them.
5They cried out to you and were saved. They trusted in you and were never disgraced.5To you they cried out, and they were saved; in you they trusted and they were not disappointed.
6But I am a worm and not a man. I am scorned and despised by all!6But I am a worm, not a man; people insult me and despise me.
7Everyone who sees me mocks me. They sneer and shake their heads, saying,7All who see me taunt me; they mock me 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!”8They say, "Commit yourself to the LORD! Let the LORD rescue him! Let the LORD deliver him, for he delights in him."
9Yet you brought me safely from my mother’s womb and led me to trust you at my mother’s breast.9Yes, you are the one who brought me out from the womb and made me feel secure on my mother's breasts.
10I was thrust into your arms at my birth. You have been my God from the moment I was born.10I have been dependent on you since birth; from the time I came out of my mother's womb you have been my God.
11Do not stay so far from me, for trouble is near, and no one else can help me.11Do not remain far away from me, for trouble is near and I have no one to help me.
12My enemies surround me like a herd of bulls; fierce bulls of Bashan have hemmed me in!12Many bulls surround me; powerful bulls of Bashan hem me in.
13Like lions they open their jaws against me, roaring and tearing into their prey.13They open their mouths to devour me like a roaring lion that rips its prey.
14My life is poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart is like wax, melting within me.14My strength drains away like water; all my bones are dislocated; my heart is like wax; it melts away inside 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.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.
16My enemies surround me like a pack of dogs; an evil gang closes in on me. They have pierced my hands and feet.16Yes, wild dogs surround me--a gang of evil men crowd around me; like a lion they pin my hands and feet.
17I can count all my bones. My enemies stare at me and gloat.17I can count all my bones; my enemies are gloating over me in triumph.
18They divide my garments among themselves and throw dice for my clothing.18They are dividing up my clothes among themselves; they are rolling dice for my garments.
19O LORD, do not stay far away! You are my strength; come quickly to my aid!19But you, O LORD, do not remain far away! You are my source of strength! Hurry and help me!
20Save me from the sword; spare my precious life from these dogs.20Deliver me from the sword! Save my life from the claws of the wild dogs!
21Snatch me from the lion’s jaws and from the horns of these wild oxen.21Rescue me from the mouth of the lion, and from the horns of the wild oxen! You have answered me!
22I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters. I will praise you among your assembled people.22I will declare your name to my countrymen! In the middle of the assembly I will praise you!
23Praise the LORD, all you who fear him! Honor him, all you descendants of Jacob! Show him reverence, all you descendants of Israel!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!
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 did not despise or detest the suffering of the oppressed; he did not ignore him; when he cried out to him, he responded.
25I will praise you in the great assembly. I will fulfill my vows in the presence of those who worship you.25You are the reason I offer praise in the great assembly; I will fulfill my promises before the LORD's loyal followers.
26The poor will eat and be satisfied. All who seek the LORD will praise him. Their hearts will rejoice with everlasting joy.26Let the oppressed eat and be filled! Let those who seek his help praise the LORD! May you live forever!
27The whole earth will acknowledge the LORD and return to him. All the families of the nations will bow down before him.27Let all the people of the earth acknowledge the LORD and turn to him! Let all the nations worship you!
28For royal power belongs to the LORD. He rules all the nations.28For the LORD is king and 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 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.
30Our children will also serve him. Future generations will hear about the wonders of the Lord.30A whole generation will serve him; they will tell the next generation about the sovereign 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 about his saving deeds; they will tell a future generation what he has accomplished.
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