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Psalm 22

MSG 1 God, God . . . my God! Why did you dump me miles from nowhere? NIV 1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning? MSG 2 Doubled up with pain, I call to God all the day long. No answer. Nothing. I keep at it all night, tossing and turning. NIV 2 O my God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, by night, and am not silent. MSG 3 And you! Are you indifferent, above it all, leaning back on the cushions of Israel's praise? NIV 3 Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the praise of Israel. MSG 4 We know you were there for our parents: NIV 4 In you our fathers put their trust; they trusted and you delivered them. MSG 5 they cried for your help and you gave it; they trusted and lived a good life. NIV 5 They cried to you and were saved; in you they trusted and were not disappointed. MSG 6 And here I am, a nothing - an earthworm, something to step on, to squash. NIV 6 But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by men and despised by the people. MSG 7 Everyone pokes fun at me; they make faces at me, they shake their heads: NIV 7 All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads: MSG 8 "Let's see how God handles this one; since God likes him so much, let him help him!" NIV 8 "He trusts in the LORD; let the LORD rescue him. Let him deliver him, since he delights in him." MSG 9 And to think you were midwife at my birth, setting me at my mother's breasts! NIV 9 Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you even at my mother's breast. MSG 10 When I left the womb you cradled me; since the moment of birth you've been my God. NIV 10 From birth I was cast upon you; from my mother's womb you have been my God. MSG 11 Then you moved far away and trouble moved in next-door. I need a neighbor. NIV 11 Do not be far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help. MSG 12 Herds of bulls come at me, the raging bulls stampede, NIV 12 Many bulls surround me; strong bulls of Bashan encircle me. MSG 13 Horns lowered, nostrils flaring, like a herd of buffalo on the move. NIV 13 Roaring lions tearing their prey open their mouths wide against me. MSG 14 I'm a bucket kicked over and spilled, every joint in my body has been pulled apart. My heart is a blob of melted wax in my gut. NIV 14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart has turned to wax; it has melted away within me. MSG 15 I'm dry as a bone, my tongue black and swollen. They have laid me out for burial in the dirt. NIV 15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; you lay me in the dust of death. MSG 16 Now packs of wild dogs come at me; thugs gang up on me. They pin me down hand and foot, NIV 16 Dogs have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me, they have pierced my hands and my feet. MSG 17 and lock me in a cage - a bag Of bones in a cage, stared at by every passerby. NIV 17 I can count all my bones; people stare and gloat over me. MSG 18 They take my wallet and the shirt off my back, and then throw dice for my clothes. NIV 18 They divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing. MSG 19 You, God - don't put off my rescue! Hurry and help me! NIV 19 But you, O LORD, be not far off; O my Strength, come quickly to help me. MSG 20 Don't let them cut my throat; don't let those mongrels devour me. NIV 20 Deliver my life from the sword, my precious life from the power of the dogs. MSG 21 If you don't show up soon, I'm done for - gored by the bulls, meat for the lions. NIV 21 Rescue me from the mouth of the lions; save me from the horns of the wild oxen. MSG 22 Here's the story I'll tell my friends when they come to worship, and punctuate it with Hallelujahs: NIV 22 I will declare your name to my brothers; in the congregation I will praise you. MSG 23 Shout Hallelujah, you God-worshipers; give glory, you sons of Jacob; adore him, you daughters of Israel. NIV 23 You who fear the LORD, praise him! All you descendants of Jacob, honor him! Revere him, all you descendants of Israel! MSG 24 He has never let you down, never looked the other way when you were being kicked around. He has never wandered off to do his own thing; he has been right there, listening. NIV 24 For he has not despised or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help. MSG 25 Here in this great gathering for worship I have discovered this praise-life. And I'll do what I promised right here in front of the God-worshipers. NIV 25 From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly; before those who fear you will I fulfill my vows. MSG 26 Down-and-outers sit at God's table and eat their fill. Everyone on the hunt for God is here, praising him. "Live it up, from head to toe. Don't ever quit!" NIV 26 The poor will eat and be satisfied; they who seek the LORD will praise him-- may your hearts live forever! MSG 27 From the four corners of the earth people are coming to their senses, are running back to God. Long-lost families are falling on their faces before him. NIV 27 All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him, MSG 28 God has taken charge; from now on he has the last word. NIV 28 for dominion belongs to the LORD and he rules over the nations. MSG 29 All the power-mongers are before him - worshiping! All the poor and powerless, too - worshiping! Along with those who never got it together - worshiping! NIV 29 All the rich of the earth will feast and worship; all who go down to the dust will kneel before him-- those who cannot keep themselves alive. MSG 30 Our children and their children will get in on this As the word is passed along from parent to child. NIV 30 Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord. MSG 31 Babies not yet conceived will hear the good news - that God does what he says. NIV 31 They will proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn-- for he has done it.