A Cry of Anguish and a Song of Praise.1 b My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?
▼ Or Why are You so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning?, d Far from my deliverance are the words of my ▼
▼ Lit roaring, f groaning.
2O my God, I g cry by day, but You do not answer;
And by night, but ▼
▼ Lit there is no silence for meI have no rest.
3Yet i You are holy,
O You who ▼
▼ Or inhabit the praisesare enthroned upon k the praises of Israel.
4In You our fathers l trusted;
They trusted and You m delivered them.
5To You they cried out and were delivered;
n In You they trusted and were not ▼
▼ Or ashameddisappointed.
6But I am a p worm and not a man,
A q reproach of men and r despised by the people.
7All who see me ▼
▼ Or mock me, t sneer at me;
▼ I.e. make mouths at meseparate with the lip, they v wag the head, saying,
▼ Lit Roll; another reading is He committed himself“Commit yourself to the Lord; x let Him deliver him;
Let Him rescue him, because He delights in him.”
9Yet You are He who y brought me forth from the womb;
You made me trust when upon my mother’s breasts.
10Upon You I was cast z from ▼
▼ Lit a wombbirth;
You have been my God from my mother’s womb.
11 ab Be not far from me, for ▼
▼ Or distresstrouble is near;
For there is ad none to help.
12Many ae bulls have surrounded me;
Strong bulls of af Bashan have encircled me.
13They ag open wide their mouth at me,
As a ravening and a roaring ah lion.
14I am ai poured out like water,
And all my aj bones are out of joint;
My ak heart is like wax;
It is melted within ▼
▼ Lit my inward partsme.
15My am strength is dried up like a potsherd,
And an my tongue cleaves to my jaws;
And You ao lay me ▼
▼ Lit toin the dust of death.
16For aq dogs have surrounded me;
▼ Or An assemblyA band of evildoers has encompassed me;
▼ Another reading is Like a lion, my...They at pierced my hands and my feet.
17I can count all my bones.
au They look, they stare at me;
18They av divide my garments among them,
And for my clothing they cast lots.
19But You, O Lord aw be not far off;
O You my help ax hasten to my assistance.
20Deliver my ▼
▼ Or lifesoul from az the sword,
My ba only life from the ▼
▼ Lit pawpower of the dog.
21Save me from the bc lion’s mouth;
From the horns of the bd wild oxen You be answer me.
22I will bf tell of Your name to my brethren;
In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.
23 bg You who fear the Lord, praise Him;
All you ▼
▼ Lit seeddescendants of Jacob bi glorify Him,
And bj stand in awe of Him, all you ▼
▼ Lit seeddescendants of Israel.
24For He has bl not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted;
Nor has He bm hidden His face from him;
But bn when he cried to Him for help, He heard.
25From You comes bo my praise in the great assembly;
I shall bp pay my vows before those who fear Him.
▼ Or poorafflicted will eat and br be satisfied;
Those who seek Him will bs praise the Lord.
Let your bt heart live forever!
27All the bu ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord,
And all the bv families of the nations will worship before ▼
▼ Some versions read HimYou.
28For the bx kingdom is the Lord’s
And He by rules over the nations.
29All the ▼
▼ Lit fat ones, ca prosperous of the earth will eat and worship,
All those who cb go down to the dust will bow before Him,
Even he who ▼
▼ Or did not, cd cannot keep his soul alive.
▼ Lit A seed, cf Posterity will serve Him;
It will be told of the Lord to cg the coming generation.
31They will come and ch will declare His righteousness
To a people ci who will be born, that He has performed it.
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