1My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so 2far from saving me, from the words of my 3groaning?
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O my God, I cry by 4day, but you do not answer, and by night, but I find no rest.
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Yet you are 5holy, 6enthroned on 7the praises of Israel.
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In you our fathers trusted; they trusted, and you delivered them.
To you they 8cried and were rescued; in you they 9trusted and were not put to shame.
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But I am 10a worm and not a man, 11scorned by mankind and 12despised by the people.
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All who see me 13mock me; they make mouths at me; they 14wag their heads;
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15"He trusts in the LORD; let him 16deliver him; let him rescue him, for he 17delights in him!"
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Yet you are he who 18took me from the womb; you made me trust you at my mother's breasts.
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On you was I cast from my birth, and from 19my mother's womb you have been my God.
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Be not 20far from me, for trouble is near, and there is 21none to help.
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Many bulls encompass me; 22strong bulls of 23Bashan surround me;
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they 24open wide their mouths at me, like a ravening and roaring lion.
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I am 25poured out like water, and all my bones are 26out of joint; my 27heart is like 28wax; it is melted within my breast;
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my strength is 29dried up like a potsherd, and my 30tongue sticks to my jaws; you lay me in the dust of death.
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For 31dogs encompass me; a company of evildoers 32encircles me; they have 33pierced my hands and feet--
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I can count all my bones-- they 34stare and gloat over me;
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35they divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.
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But you, O LORD, 36do not be far off! O you my help, 37come quickly to my aid!
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Deliver my soul from the sword, my precious life from the power of 38the dog!
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Save me from 39the mouth of the lion! You have rescued me from the horns of 40the wild oxen!
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41I will tell of your name to my 42brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will praise you:
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You who 43fear the LORD, praise him! All you offspring of Jacob, 44glorify him, and stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!
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For he has not despised or abhorred the affliction of 45the afflicted, and he has not 46hidden his face from him, but has heard, when he 47cried to him.
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From you comes my praise in the great 48congregation; my 49vows I will 50perform before those who fear him.
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51The afflicted shall 52eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the LORD! May your hearts 53live forever!
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All 54the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all 55the families of the nations shall worship before you.
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For 56kingship belongs to the LORD, and he rules over the nations.
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All 57the prosperous of the earth eat and worship; before him shall 58bow all who go down to the dust, even the one who could not 59keep himself alive.
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Posterity shall serve him; it shall be told of the Lord to the coming 60generation;
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they shall 61come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet 62unborn, that he has done it.
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