Psalm 22 TNIV

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 My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer,4 by night,5 but I find no rest.a

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    • a 22:2 - Or "night, and am not silent"
      3 Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One;6 you are the praiseb7 of Israel.

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        • b 22:3 - Or "Yet you are holy, / enthroned on the praises"
          4 In you our ancestors 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 worm,12 not a human being; I am scorned by everyone,13 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," they say, "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 feel secure22 on my mother's breast.

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          10 From birth23 I was cast on 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 that tear 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 melted35 within me.

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          15 My mouthc is dried up like a potsherd,36 and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth;37 you lay med in the dust38 of death.

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            • c 22:15 - Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text "strength"
            • d 22:15 - Or "mouth; / I am laid"
              16 Dogs39 surround me, a pack of villains encircles me; they piercee40 my hands and my feet.

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                • e 22:16 - Some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts "me, / like a lion"
                  17 All my bones are on display; people stare41 and gloat over me.42

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                  18 They divide my clothes among them and cast lots43 for my garment.44

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                  19 But you, LORD, do not be far from me.45 You are my strength;46 come quickly47 to help me.48

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                  20 Deliver me 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 save me from the horns of the wild oxen.53

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                      22 I will declare your name to my people; in the assembly54 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 scorned 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 youf I will fulfill my vows.64

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                      26 The poor will eat65 and be satisfied; those 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 righteousness,76 declaring to a people yet unborn:77 He has done it!78

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