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.

              References for Psalms 22:4

              5 To you they cried out and were saved; in you they trusted and were not put to shame.
              6 But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by everyone, despised by the people.
              7 All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads.
              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