Psalm 22 CSB

From Suffering to Praise

For the choir director: according to "The Deer of the Dawn." A Davidic psalm.

1 My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?a [Why are You] so far from my deliverance and from my words of groaning?b

References for Psalms 22:1

    • b 22:1 - Mt 27:46; Mk 15:34
    • c 22:1 - Or My words of groaning are so far from delivering me (as a statement)
      2 My God, I cry by day, but You do not answer, by night, yet I have no rest.
      3 But You are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.
      4 Our fathers trusted in You; they trusted, and You rescued them.
      5 They cried to You and were set free; they trusted in You and were not disgraced.
      6 But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by men and despised by people.
      7 Everyone who sees me mocks me; they sneerc and shake their heads:

      References for Psalms 22:7

        • d 22:7 - Lit separate with the lip
          8 "He relies ond the Lord; let Him rescue him; let the Lord e deliver him, since He takes pleasure in him."f

          References for Psalms 22:8

            • e 22:8 - Or Rely on
            • f 22:8 - Lit let Him
            • g 22:8 - Mt 27:43
              9 You took me from the womb, making me secure while at my mother's breast.
              10 I was given over to You at birth;g You have been my God from my mother's womb.

              References for Psalms 22:10

                • h 22:10 - Lit was cast on You from the womb
                  11 Do not be far from me, because distress is near and there is no one to help.
                  12 Many bulls surround me; strong ones of Bashan encircle me.
                  13 They open their mouths against me- lions, mauling and roaring.
                  14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are disjointed; my heart is like wax, melting within me.
                  15 My strength is dried up like baked clay; my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. You put me into the dust of death.
                  16 For dogs have surrounded me; a gang of evildoers has closed in on me; they piercedh my hands and my feet.i

                  References for Psalms 22:16

                    • i 22:16 - Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr; other Hb mss read me; like a lion
                    • j 22:16 - Jn 20:25
                      17 I can count all my bones; peoplej look and stare at me.

                      References for Psalms 22:17

                          18 They divided my garments among themselves, and they cast lots for my clothing.k

                          References for Psalms 22:18

                            • l 22:18 - Mt 27:35; Lk 23:34; Jn 19:24
                              19 But You, Lord, don't be far away. My strength, come quickly to help me.
                              20 Deliver my life from the sword, my very lifel from the power of the dog.

                              References for Psalms 22:20

                                • m 22:20 - Lit my only one
                                  21 Save me from the mouth of the lion! You have rescuedm me from the horns of the wild oxen.

                                  References for Psalms 22:21

                                      22 I will proclaim Your name to my brothers; I will praise You in the congregation.n

                                      References for Psalms 22:22

                                          23 You who fear the Lord, praise Him! All you descendants of Jacob, honor Him! All you descendants of Israel, revere Him!
                                          24 For 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.
                                          25 I will give praiseo in the great congregation because of You; I will fulfill my vows before those who fear You.p

                                          References for Psalms 22:25

                                              26 The humbleq will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the Lord will praise Him. May your hearts live forever!

                                              References for Psalms 22:26

                                                • r 22:26 - Or poor, or afflicted
                                                  27 All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord. All the families of the nations will bow down before You,
                                                  28 for kingship belongs to the Lord; He rules over the nations.
                                                  29 All 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.
                                                  30 Descendants will serve Him; the next generation will be told about the Lord.
                                                  31 They will come and tell a people yet to be born about His righteousness- what He has done.