Psalm 22 NIV

For the director of music. To [the tune of] "The Doe of the Morning." A psalm of David.

1 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?3

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2 O my God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer,4 by night,5 and am not silent.

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3 Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One;6 you are the praise7 of Israel.a

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    • a 22:3 - Or "Yet you are holy, / enthroned on the praises of Israel"
      4 In you our fathers put their trust; they trusted and you delivered them.8

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      5 They cried to you9 and were saved; in you they trusted10 and were not disappointed.11

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      6 But I am a worm12 and not a man, scorned by men13 and despised14 by the people.

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      7 All who see me mock me;15 they hurl insults,16 shaking their heads:17

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      8 "He trusts in the LORD; let the LORD rescue him.18 Let him deliver him,19 since he delights20 in him."

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      9 Yet you brought me out of the womb;21 you made me trust22 in you even at my mother's breast.

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      10 From birth23 I was cast upon you; from my mother's womb you have been my God.

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      11 Do not be far from me,24 for trouble is near25 and there is no one to help.26

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      12 Many bulls27 surround me;28 strong bulls of Bashan29 encircle me.

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      13 Roaring lions30 tearing their prey31 open their mouths wide32 against me.

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      14 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.

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      15 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.

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      16 Dogs39 have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me, they have piercedc40 my hands and my feet.

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        • c 22:16 - Some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts " / like the lion,"
          17 I can count all my bones; people stare41 and gloat over me.42

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          18 They divide my garments among them and cast lots43 for my clothing.44

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          19 But you, O LORD, be not far off;45 O my Strength,46 come quickly47 to help me.48

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              20 Deliver my life from the sword,49 my precious life50 from the power of the dogs.51

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              21 Rescue me from the mouth of the lions;52 saved me from the horns of the wild oxen.53

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                • d 22:21 - Or / "you have heard"
                  22 I will declare your name to my brothers; in the congregation54 I will praise you.55

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                  23 You who fear the LORD, praise him!56 All you descendants of Jacob, honor him!57 Revere him,58 all you descendants of Israel!

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                  24 For he has not despised59 or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one;60 he has not hidden his face61 from him but has listened to his cry for help.62

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                  25 From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly;63 before those who fear youe will I fulfill my vows.64

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                  26 The poor will eat65 and be satisfied; they who seek the LORD will praise him--66 may your hearts live forever!

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                  27 All the ends of the earth67 will remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him,68

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                  28 for dominion belongs to the LORD 69 and he rules over the nations.

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                  29 All the rich70 of the earth will feast and worship;71 all who go down to the dust72 will kneel before him-- those who cannot keep themselves alive.73

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                  30 Posterity74 will serve him; future generations75 will be told about the Lord.

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                  31 They will proclaim his righteousness76 to a people yet unborn77-- for he has done it.78

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