My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?1 Why are you so far2 from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning?32
O my God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer,4 by night,5 and am not silent.
Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One;6 you are the praise7 of Israel.a4
In you our fathers put their trust; they trusted and you delivered them.85
They cried to you9 and were saved; in you they trusted10 and were not disappointed.116
But I am a worm12 and not a man, scorned by men13 and despised14 by the people.
All who see me mock me;15 they hurl insults,16 shaking their heads:178
"He trusts in the LORD; let the LORD rescue him.18 Let him deliver him,19 since he delights20 in him."
Yet you brought me out of the womb;21 you made me trust22 in you even at my mother's breast.
From birth23 I was cast upon you; from my mother's womb you have been my God.
Do not be far from me,24 for trouble is near25 and there is no one to help.2612
Many bulls27 surround me;28 strong bulls of Bashan29 encircle me.
Roaring lions30 tearing their prey31 open their mouths wide32 against me.
I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint.33 My heart has turned to wax;34 it has melted away35 within me.
My strength is dried up like a potsherd,36 and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth;37 you lay meb in the dust38 of death.
Dogs39 have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me, they have piercedc40 my hands and my feet.
I can count all my bones; people stare41 and gloat over me.4218
They divide my garments among them and cast lots43 for my clothing.4419
But you, O LORD, be not far off;45 O my Strength,46 come quickly47 to help me.4820
Deliver my life from the sword,49 my precious life50 from the power of the dogs.5121
Rescue me from the mouth of the lions;52 saved me from the horns of the wild oxen.53