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Psalm 22

NLT 1 My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? Why are you so far away when I groan for help? MSG 1 God, God . . . my God! Why did you dump me miles from nowhere? NLT 2 Every day I call to you, my God, but you do not answer. Every night I lift my voice, but I find no relief. MSG 2 Doubled up with pain, I call to God all the day long. No answer. Nothing. I keep at it all night, tossing and turning. NLT 3 Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. MSG 3 And you! Are you indifferent, above it all, leaning back on the cushions of Israel's praise? NLT 4 Our ancestors trusted in you, and you rescued them. MSG 4 We know you were there for our parents: NLT 5 They cried out to you and were saved. They trusted in you and were never disgraced. MSG 5 they cried for your help and you gave it; they trusted and lived a good life. NLT 6 But I am a worm and not a man. I am scorned and despised by all! MSG 6 And here I am, a nothing - an earthworm, something to step on, to squash. NLT 7 Everyone who sees me mocks me. They sneer and shake their heads, saying, MSG 7 Everyone pokes fun at me; they make faces at me, they shake their heads: NLT 8 “Is this the one who relies on the LORD ? Then let the LORD save him! If the LORD loves him so much, let the LORD rescue him!” MSG 8 "Let's see how God handles this one; since God likes him so much, let him help him!" NLT 9 Yet you brought me safely from my mother’s womb and led me to trust you at my mother’s breast. MSG 9 And to think you were midwife at my birth, setting me at my mother's breasts! NLT 10 I was thrust into your arms at my birth. You have been my God from the moment I was born. MSG 10 When I left the womb you cradled me; since the moment of birth you've been my God. NLT 11 Do not stay so far from me, for trouble is near, and no one else can help me. MSG 11 Then you moved far away and trouble moved in next-door. I need a neighbor. NLT 12 My enemies surround me like a herd of bulls; fierce bulls of Bashan have hemmed me in! MSG 12 Herds of bulls come at me, the raging bulls stampede, NLT 13 Like lions they open their jaws against me, roaring and tearing into their prey. MSG 13 Horns lowered, nostrils flaring, like a herd of buffalo on the move. NLT 14 My life is poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart is like wax, melting within me. MSG 14 I'm a bucket kicked over and spilled, every joint in my body has been pulled apart. My heart is a blob of melted wax in my gut. NLT 15 My strength has dried up like sunbaked clay. My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. You have laid me in the dust and left me for dead. MSG 15 I'm dry as a bone, my tongue black and swollen. They have laid me out for burial in the dirt. NLT 16 My enemies surround me like a pack of dogs; an evil gang closes in on me. They have pierced my hands and feet. MSG 16 Now packs of wild dogs come at me; thugs gang up on me. They pin me down hand and foot, NLT 17 I can count all my bones. My enemies stare at me and gloat. MSG 17 and lock me in a cage - a bag Of bones in a cage, stared at by every passerby. NLT 18 They divide my garments among themselves and throw dice for my clothing. MSG 18 They take my wallet and the shirt off my back, and then throw dice for my clothes. NLT 19 O LORD, do not stay far away! You are my strength; come quickly to my aid! MSG 19 You, God - don't put off my rescue! Hurry and help me! NLT 20 Save me from the sword; spare my precious life from these dogs. MSG 20 Don't let them cut my throat; don't let those mongrels devour me. NLT 21 Snatch me from the lion’s jaws and from the horns of these wild oxen. MSG 21 If you don't show up soon, I'm done for - gored by the bulls, meat for the lions. NLT 22 I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters. I will praise you among your assembled people. MSG 22 Here's the story I'll tell my friends when they come to worship, and punctuate it with Hallelujahs: NLT 23 Praise the LORD, all you who fear him! Honor him, all you descendants of Jacob! Show him reverence, all you descendants of Israel! MSG 23 Shout Hallelujah, you God-worshipers; give glory, you sons of Jacob; adore him, you daughters of Israel. NLT 24 For he has not ignored or belittled the suffering of the needy. He has not turned his back on them, but has listened to their cries for help. MSG 24 He has never let you down, never looked the other way when you were being kicked around. He has never wandered off to do his own thing; he has been right there, listening. NLT 25 I will praise you in the great assembly. I will fulfill my vows in the presence of those who worship you. MSG 25 Here in this great gathering for worship I have discovered this praise-life. And I'll do what I promised right here in front of the God-worshipers. NLT 26 The poor will eat and be satisfied. All who seek the LORD will praise him. Their hearts will rejoice with everlasting joy. MSG 26 Down-and-outers sit at God's table and eat their fill. Everyone on the hunt for God is here, praising him. "Live it up, from head to toe. Don't ever quit!" NLT 27 The whole earth will acknowledge the LORD and return to him. All the families of the nations will bow down before him. MSG 27 From the four corners of the earth people are coming to their senses, are running back to God. Long-lost families are falling on their faces before him. NLT 28 For royal power belongs to the LORD . He rules all the nations. MSG 28 God has taken charge; from now on he has the last word. NLT 29 Let the rich of the earth feast and worship. Bow before him, all who are mortal, all whose lives will end as dust. MSG 29 All the power-mongers are before him - worshiping! All the poor and powerless, too - worshiping! Along with those who never got it together - worshiping! NLT 30 Our children will also serve him. Future generations will hear about the wonders of the Lord. MSG 30 Our children and their children will get in on this As the word is passed along from parent to child. NLT 31 His righteous acts will be told to those not yet born. They will hear about everything he has done. MSG 31 Babies not yet conceived will hear the good news - that God does what he says.