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The Psalms 22

A Cry of Anguish and Song of Praise
To the chief Musician upon Ai’jeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David.

1  My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Mt. 27.46 · Mk. 15.34
Why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?
2  O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not;
and in the night season, and am not silent.
3  But thou art holy,
O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
4  Our fathers trusted in thee:
they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.
5  They cried unto thee, and were delivered:
they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.
6  But I am a worm, and no man;
a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
7  All they that see me laugh me to scorn:
they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, Mt. 27.39 · Mk. 15.29 · Lk. 23.35 saying,
8  He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him:
let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him. Mt. 27.43
9  But thou art he that took me out of the womb:
thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother’s breasts.
10  I was cast upon thee from the womb:
thou art my God from my mother’s belly.
11  Be not far from me; for trouble is near;
for there is none to help.
12  Many bulls have compassed me:
strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
13  They gaped upon me with their mouths,
as a ravening and a roaring lion.
14  I am poured out like water,
and all my bones are out of joint:
my heart is like wax;
it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
15  My strength is dried up like a potsherd;
and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws;
and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
16  For dogs have compassed me:
the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me:
they pierced my hands and my feet.
17  I may tell all my bones:
they look and stare upon me.
18  They part my garments among them,
and cast lots upon my vesture. Mt. 27.35 · Mk. 15.24 · Lk. 23.34 · Joh. 19.24
19  But be not thou far from me, O LORD:
O my strength, haste thee to help me.
20  Deliver my soul from the sword;
my darling from the power of the dog.
21  Save me from the lion’s mouth:
for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.
22  I will declare thy name unto my brethren:
in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee. Heb. 2.12
23  Ye that fear the LORD, praise him;
all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him;
and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.
24  For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted;
neither hath he hid his face from him;
but when he cried unto him, he heard.
25  My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation:
I will pay my vows before them that fear him.
26  The meek shall eat and be satisfied:
they shall praise the LORD that seek him:
your heart shall live for ever.
27  All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD:
and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
28  For the kingdom is the LORD‘s:
and he is the governor among the nations.
29  All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship:
all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him:
and none can keep alive his own soul.
30  A seed shall serve him;
it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
31  They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness
unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.

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