Psalms 22

1My God, my God, why have thou forsaken me, far from helping me, and the words of my groaning? 2O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou answer not, and in the night season, and I am not silent. 3But thou are holy, O thou who inhabit the praises of Israel. 4Our fathers trusted in thee. They trusted, and thou delivered them. 5They cried to thee, and were delivered. They trusted in thee, and were not put to shame. 6But I am a worm, and no man, a reproach of men, and despised by the people. 7All those who see me laugh me to scorn. They shoot out the lip. They shake the head, saying, 8He trusted on Jehovah. Let him deliver him. Let him rescue him, since he delights in him. 9But thou are he who took me out of the womb. Thou made me trust upon my mother's breasts. 10I was cast upon thee from the womb. Thou are my God since my mother bore me. 11Be not far from me, for trouble is near, for there is none to help. 12Many bulls have encompassed me. Strong bulls of Bashan have beset me around. 13They gape upon me with their mouth, as a ravening and a roaring lion. 14I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart is like wax; it is melted within me. 15My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue clings to my jaws, and thou have brought me into the dust of death. 16For dogs have encompassed me. A company of evildoers have enclosed me. They pierced my hands and my feet. 17I may count all my bones. They look and stare upon me. 18They part my garments among them, and upon my vesture do they cast a lot. 19But be thou not far off, O Jehovah. O thou my succor, hasten thee to help me. 20Deliver my soul from the sword, the only one of me from the power of the dog. 21Save me from the lion's mouth, yea, from the horns of the wild-oxen. Thou have answered me. 22I will declare thy name to my brothers. In the midst of the congregation I will praise thee. 23Ye who fear Jehovah, praise him. All ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him, and stand in awe of him, all ye the seed of Israel. 24For he has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted, neither has he hid his face from him, but when he cried to him, he heard. 25From thee comes my praise in the great assembly. I will pay my vows before those who fear him. 26The meek shall eat and be satisfied. They shall praise Jehovah who seek after him. Let your heart live forever. 27All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to Jehovah, and all the kinfolk of the nations shall worship before thee. 28For the kingdom is Jehovah's, and he is the ruler over the nations. 29All the fat ones of the earth shall eat and worship. All those who go down to the dust shall bow before him, even he who cannot keep his soul alive. 30A seed shall serve him. It shall be told of the Lord to the next generation. 31They shall come and shall declare his righteousness to a people that shall be born, that he has done it.
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