Psalms 22:1-2

For the director of music. To the tune of “The Doe of the Morning.” A psalm of David.

1 [a]My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish?
2 My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, by night, but I find no rest.[b]

Psalms 22:1-2 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 22:1-2 In-Context

1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish?
2 My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, by night, but I find no rest.
3 Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the one Israel praises.
4 In you our ancestors put their trust; they trusted and you delivered them.
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.

Cross References 5

  • 1. S Job 6:15; S Psalms 9:10; Matthew 27:46*; Mark 15:34*
  • 2. Psalms 10:1
  • 3. S Job 3:24
  • 4. S Job 19:7
  • 5. Psalms 42:3; Psalms 88:1

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. In Hebrew texts 22:1-31 is numbered 22:2-32.
  • [b]. Or "night, and am not silent"