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Psalm 22 NIV

For the director of music. To the tune of “The Doe of the Morning.” A psalm of David.

1 aMy God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish?

References for Psalms 22:1

    •  22:1 - In Hebrew texts 22:1-31 is numbered 22:2-32.
      2 My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, by night, but I find no rest.b

      References for Psalms 22:2

        • ‘ 22:2 - Or "night, and am not silent"
          3 Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the one Israel praises.c

          References for Psalms 22:3

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

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              5 To you they cried out and were saved; in you they trusted and were not put to shame.

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              6 But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by everyone, despised by the people.

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              7 All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads.

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              8 “He trusts in the LORD,” they say, “let the LORD rescue him. Let him deliver him, since he delights in him.”

              References for Psalms 22:8

              9 Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you, even at my mother’s breast.

              References for Psalms 22:9

              10 From birth I was cast on you; from my mother’s womb you have been my God.

              References for Psalms 22:10

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

              References for Psalms 22:11

              12 Many bulls surround me; strong bulls of Bashan encircle me.

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              13 Roaring lions that tear their prey open their mouths wide against me.

              References for Psalms 22:13

              14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart has turned to wax; it has melted within me.

              References for Psalms 22:14

              15 My mouthd is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; you lay me in the dust of death.

              References for Psalms 22:15

                • “ 22:15 - Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text "strength"
                  16 Dogs surround me, a pack of villains encircles me; they piercee my hands and my feet.

                  References for Psalms 22:16

                    • ” 22:16 - Dead Sea Scrolls and some manuscripts of the Masoretic Text, Septuagint and Syriac; most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text "me," / "like a lion"
                      17 All my bones are on display; people stare and gloat over me.

                      References for Psalms 22:17

                      18 They divide my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment.

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                      19 But you, LORD, do not be far from me. You are my strength; come quickly to help me.

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                          20 Deliver me from the sword, my precious life from the power of the dogs.

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                          21 Rescue me from the mouth of the lions; save me from the horns of the wild oxen.

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                              22 I will declare your name to my people; in the assembly I will praise you.

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

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                              24 For he has not despised or scorned the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help.

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

                              References for Psalms 22:25

                                • • 22:25 - Hebrew "him"
                                  26 The poor will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the LORD will praise him— may your hearts live forever!

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                                  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,

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                                  28 for dominion belongs to the LORDand he rules over the nations.

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                                  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.

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                                  30 Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord.

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                                  31 They will proclaim his righteousness, declaring to a people yet unborn: He has done it!

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                                  • a 22:1 - In Hebrew texts 22:1-31 is numbered 22:2-32.
                                  • b 22:2 - Or "night, and am not silent"
                                  • c 22:3 - Or "Yet you are holy," / "enthroned on the praises of Israel"
                                  • d 22:15 - Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text "strength"
                                  • e 22:16 - Dead Sea Scrolls and some manuscripts of the Masoretic Text, Septuagint and Syriac; most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text "me," / "like a lion"
                                  • f 22:25 - Hebrew "him"