Psalms 22:11

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

Psalms 22:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.
ESV
11 Be not far from me, for trouble is near, and there is none to help.
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.
CSB
11 Do not be far from me, because distress is near and there is no one to help.

Psalms 22:11 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 22:11

Be not far from me
Who had been so near unto him, as to take him out of the womb, and to take the care of him ever since; this is to be understood not with respect to the omnipresence of God, who is everywhere, and is not far from any of us; but of his presence, which was now withdrawn from Christ, and he was filled with a sense of divine wrath, and with sorrow and distress; and also of his powerful and assisting presence which he had promised, and Christ expected, and believed he should have, as he had: the reasons for it follow:

for trouble [is] near;
Satan was marching towards him with his principalities and powers, to attack him in the garden and on the cross; Judas, one of his own disciples, was at hand to betray him; a multitude with swords and staves were about to seize him; the sins and chastisement of his people were just going to be laid upon him; the sword of justice was awaked against him, ready to give the blow; the hour of death was near, he was brought to the dust of it, as in ( Psalms 22:15 ) . A second reason is given,

for [there is] none to help;
none among his disciples: one of them was to betray him, another to deny him, and all to forsake him and flee from him, as they did; nor any among the angels in heaven; for though they ministered to him in the wilderness, and strengthened him in the garden, there were none near him on the cross, that it might be manifest that salvation was wrought out alone by him, ( Isaiah 63:5 ) ; and, indeed, if any of these had been willing to have helped him, it was not in their power to do it, none but God could; and therefore he applies to him, who had promised and was as good as his word, ( Isaiah 49:8 ) .

Psalms 22:11 In-Context

9 Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you, even at my mother’s breast.
10 From birth I was cast on you; from my mother’s womb you have been my God.
11 Do not be far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help.
12 Many bulls surround me; strong bulls of Bashan encircle me.
13 Roaring lions that tear their prey open their mouths wide against me.

Cross References 3

  • 1. ver 19; S Psalms 10:1
  • 2. S Psalms 10:14
  • 3. S 2 Kings 14:26; S Isaiah 41:28; Psalms 72:12