22:1 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? `Why art thou so' far from helping me, `and from' the words of my groaning?
22:2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou answerest not; And in the night season, and am not silent.
22:3 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
22:4 Our fathers trusted in thee: They trusted, and thou didst deliver them.
22:5 They cried unto thee, and were delivered: They trusted in thee, and were not put to shame.
22:6 But I am a worm, and no man; A reproach of men, and despised of the people.
22:7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, `saying',
22:8 Commit `thyself' unto Jehovah; Let him deliver him: Let him rescue him, seeing he delighteth in him.
22:9 But thou art he that took me out of the womb; Thou didst make me trust `when I was' upon my mother's breasts.
22:10 I was cast upon thee from the womb; Thou art my God since my mother bare me.
22:11 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; For there is none to help.
22:12 Many bulls have compassed me; Strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
22:13 They gape upon me with their mouth, `As' a ravening and a roaring lion.
22:14 I am poured out like water, And all my bones are out of joint: My heart is like wax; It is melted within me.
22:15 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.
22:16 For dogs have compassed me: A company of evil-doers have inclosed me; They pierced my hands and my feet.
22:17 I may count all my bones; They look and stare upon me.
22:18 They part my garments among them, And upon my vesture do they cast lots.
22:19 But be not thou far off, O Jehovah: O thou my succor, haste thee to help me.
22:20 Deliver my soul from the sword, My darling from the power of the dog.
22:21 Save me from the lion's mouth; Yea, from the horns of the wild-oxen thou hast answered me.
22:22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: In the midst of the assembly will I praise thee.
22:23 Ye that fear Jehovah, praise him; All ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; And stand in awe of him, all ye the seed of Israel.
22:24 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.
22:25 Of thee cometh my praise in the great assembly: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.
22:26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied; They shall praise Jehovah that seek after him: Let your heart live for ever.
22:27 All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn unto Jehovah; And all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
22:28 For the kingdom is Jehovah's; And he is the ruler over the nations.
22:29 All the fat ones of the earth shall eat and worship: All they that go down to the dust shall bow before him, Even he that cannot keep his soul alive.
22:30 A seed shall serve him; It shall be told of the Lord unto the `next' generation.
22:31 They shall come and shall declare his righteousness Unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done it. Psalm 23 A Psalm of David.
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