Psalm 22

A Cry of Anguish and a Song of Praise.

1 1My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? 2Far from my deliverance are the words of my 3groaning.
2 O my God, I 4cry by day, but You do not answer; And by night, but I have no rest.
3 Yet 5You are holy, O You who are enthroned upon 6the praises of Israel.
4 In You our fathers 7trusted; They trusted and You 8delivered them.
5 To You they cried out and were delivered; 9In You they trusted and were not disappointed.
6 But I am a 10worm and not a man, A 11reproach of men and 12despised by the people.
7 All who see me 13sneer at me; They separate with the lip, they 14wag the head, saying,
8 "Commit yourself to the LORD; 15let Him deliver him; Let Him rescue him, because He delights in him."
9 Yet You are He who 16brought me forth from the womb; You made me trust when upon my mother's breasts.
10 Upon You I was cast 17from birth; You have been my God from my mother's womb.
11 18Be not far from me, for trouble is near; For there is 19none to help.
12 Many 20bulls have surrounded me; Strong bulls of 21Bashan have encircled me.
13 They 22open wide their mouth at me, As a ravening and a roaring 23lion.
14 I am 24poured out like water, And all my 25bones are out of joint; My 26heart is like wax; It is melted within me.
15 My 27strength is dried up like a potsherd, And 28my tongue cleaves to my jaws; And You 29lay me in the dust of death.
16 For 30dogs have surrounded me; A band of evildoers has encompassed me; They 31pierced my hands and my feet.
17 I can count all my bones. 32They look, they stare at me;
18 They 33divide my garments among them, And for my clothing they cast lots.
19 But You, O LORD, 34be not far off; O You my help, 35hasten to my assistance.
20 Deliver my soul from 36the sword, My 37only life from the power of the dog.
21 Save me from the 38lion's mouth; From the horns of the 39wild oxen You 40answer me.
22 I will 41tell of Your name to my brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.
23 42You who fear the LORD, praise Him; All you descendants of Jacob, 43glorify Him, And 44stand in awe of Him, all you descendants of Israel.
24 For He has 45not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; Nor has He 46hidden His face from him; But 47when he cried to Him for help, He heard.
25 From You comes 48my praise in the great assembly; I shall 49pay my vows before those who fear Him.
26 The afflicted will eat and 50be satisfied; Those who seek Him will 51praise the LORD. Let your 52heart live forever!
27 All the 53ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, And all the 54families of the nations will worship before You.
28 For the 55kingdom is the LORD'S And He 56rules over the nations.
29 All the 57prosperous of the earth will eat and worship, All those who 58go down to the dust will bow before Him, Even he who 59cannot keep his soul alive.
30 60Posterity will serve Him; It will be told of the Lord to 61the coming generation.
31 They will come and 62will declare His righteousness To a people 63who will be born, that He has performed it.
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