1 {To the chief Musician. Upon Aijeleth-Shahar. A Psalm of David.} My God, my ·God, why hast thou forsaken me? [why art thou] far from my salvation, from the words of my groaning?
References for Psalms 22:1
    • a 22:1 - That is, 'According to the hind of the morning.' Aijeleth is feminine.
      2 My God, I cry by day, and thou answerest not; and by night, and there is no rest for me:
      3 And thou art holy, thou that dwellest amid the praises of Israel.
      4 Our fathers confided in thee: they confided, and thou didst deliver them.
      5 They cried unto thee, and were delivered; they confided in thee, and were not confounded.
      6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and the despised of the people.
      7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn; they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, [saying:]
      8 Commit it to Jehovah -- let him rescue him; let him deliver him, because he delighteth in him!
      References for Psalms 22:8
        • b 22:8 - Lit. 'Roll it [or 'himself'] on.'
          9 But thou art he that took me out of the womb; thou didst make me trust, upon my mother's breasts.
          10 I was cast upon thee from the womb; thou art my God from my mother's belly.
          11 Be not far from me, for trouble is near; for there is none to help.
          12 Many bulls have encompassed me; Bashan's strong ones have beset me round.
          13 They gape upon me with their mouth, [as] a ravening and a roaring lion.
          14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is become like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
          15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaveth to my palate; and thou hast laid me in the dust of death.
          16 For dogs have encompassed me; an assembly of evil-doers have surrounded me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
          17 I may count all my bones. They look, they stare upon me;
          References for Psalms 22:17
            • c 22:17 - Or 'I count.'
              18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
              19 But thou, Jehovah, be not far [from me]; O my strength, haste thee to help me.
              20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my only one from the power of the dog;
              References for Psalms 22:20
                • d 22:20 - Lit. 'the hand.'
                  21 Save me from the lion's mouth. Yea, from the horns of the buffaloes hast thou answered me.
                  References for Psalms 22:21
                    • e 22:21 - Or 'Answer me.'
                      22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
                      23 Ye that fear Jehovah, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and revere him, all ye the seed of Israel.
                      24 For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him: but when he cried unto him, he heard.
                      25 My praise is from thee, in the great congregation; I will pay my vows before them that fear him.
                      26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied; they shall praise Jehovah that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.
                      27 All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn unto Jehovah, and all the families of the nations shall worship before thee:
                      28 For the kingdom is Jehovah's, and he ruleth among the nations.
                      29 All the fat ones of the earth shall eat and worship; all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him, and he that cannot keep alive his own soul.
                      30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
                      References for Psalms 22:30
                        • f 22:30 - Or 'it shall be told concerning the Lord to the [coming] generation:' but see Ps. 87.6.
                          31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done [it].