Psalms 22

A Cry of Anguish and a Song of Praise.

For the choir director; upon
Lit the hind of the morning
Aijeleth Hashshahar. A Psalm of David.

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.
O my God, I g cry by day, but You do not answer;
And by night, but
Lit there is no silence for me
I have no rest.
Yet i You are holy,
O You who
Or inhabit the praises
are enthroned upon k the praises of Israel.
In You our fathers l trusted;
They trusted and You m delivered them.
To You they cried out and were delivered;
n In You they trusted and were not
Or ashamed

But I am a p worm and not a man,
A q reproach of men and r despised by the people.
All who see me
Or mock me
t sneer at me;
I.e. make mouths at me
separate 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.”

Yet You are He who y brought me forth from the womb;
You made me trust when upon my mother’s breasts.
10 Upon You I was cast z from
Lit a womb
You have been my God from my mother’s womb.

11  ab Be not far from me, for
Or distress
trouble is near;
For there is ad none to help.
12 Many ae bulls have surrounded me;
Strong bulls of af Bashan have encircled me.
13 They ag open wide their mouth at me,
As a ravening and a roaring ah lion.
14 I 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 parts
15 My am strength is dried up like a potsherd,
And an my tongue cleaves to my jaws;
And You ao lay me
Lit to
in the dust of death.
16 For aq dogs have surrounded me;
Or An assembly
A band of evildoers has encompassed me;
Another reading is Like a lion, my...
They at pierced my hands and my feet.
17 I can count all my bones.
au They look, they stare at me;
18 They av divide my garments among them,
And for my clothing they cast lots.

19 But You, O  Lord aw be not far off;
O You my help ax hasten to my assistance.
20 Deliver my
Or life
soul from az the sword,
My ba only life from the
Lit paw
power of the dog.
21 Save me from the bc lion’s mouth;
From the horns of the bd wild oxen You be answer me.

22 I 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 seed
descendants of Jacob bi glorify Him,
And bj stand in awe of Him, all you
Lit seed
descendants of Israel.
24 For 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.

25 From You comes bo my praise in the great assembly;
I shall bp pay my vows before those who fear Him.
26 The
Or poor
afflicted will eat and br be satisfied;
Those who seek Him will bs praise the  Lord.
Let your bt heart live forever!
27 All 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 Him
28 For the bx kingdom is the  Lord’s
And He by rules over the nations.
29 All 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.
31 They 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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