Psalm 22
New Heart English Bible
1[For the Chief Musician; set to "The Doe of the Morning." A Psalm by David.] My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning?

2My God, I cry in the daytime, but you do not answer; in the night season, and am not silent.

3But you are holy, you who inhabit the praises of Israel.

4Our fathers trusted in you. They trusted, and you delivered them.

5They cried to you, and escaped. They trusted in you, 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 mock me. They insult me with their lips. They shake their heads, saying,

8"He trusts in the LORD; let him deliver him. Let him rescue him, since he delights in him."

9But you brought me out of the womb. You made me trust at my mother's breasts.

10I was thrown on you from my mother's womb. You are my God since my mother bore me.

11Do not be far from me, for trouble is near. For there is none to help.

12Many bulls have surrounded me. Mighty ones of Bashan have encircled me.

13They open their mouths wide against me, like lions tearing prey and roaring.

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 sticks to the roof of my mouth; and you have brought me into the dust of death.

16For many dogs have surrounded me. A company of evildoers have enclosed me. They have pierced my hands and my feet.

17I can count all of my bones. They look and stare at me.

18They divide my clothes among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.

19But do not be far off, LORD. You are my help: hurry to help me.

20Deliver my soul from the sword, my precious life from the power of the dog.

21Save me from the lion's mouth. Yes, from the horns of the wild oxen, you have answered me.

22I will declare your name to my brothers. In the midst of the assembly I will praise you.

23You who fear the LORD, praise him. All you descendants of Jacob, glorify him. Revere him, all you descendants of Israel.

24For he has not despised or detested the affliction of the afflicted, nor has he hidden his face from him; but when he cried to him, he heard.

25Of you comes my praise in the great assembly. I will pay my vows before those who fear him.

26The humble shall eat and be satisfied. They shall praise the LORD who seek after him. Let your hearts live forever.

27All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the relatives of the nations shall worship before you.

28For the kingdom is the LORD's, and he is the ruler over the nations.

29All the prosperous of the earth shall eat and worship. All those who go down to the dust shall bow before him; and my soul shall live for him.

30Posterity shall serve him. Future generations shall be told about the Lord.

31They shall come and shall declare his righteousness to a people that shall be born, for he has done it.



New Heart English Bible
Edited by Wayne A. Mitchell.
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