Psalm 22
The Scriptures (ISR 1998)

1My Ěl, My Ěl, why have You forsaken Me – Far from saving Me, far from the words of My groaning?

2O My Elohim, I call by day, but You do not answer; And by night, but I find no rest.

3Yet You are set-apart, Enthroned on the praises of Yisra’ĕl.

4Our fathers trusted in You; They trusted, and You delivered them.

5They cried to You, and were delivered; They trusted in You, and were not ashamed.

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 shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,

8“He trusted in יהוה, let Him rescue Him; Let Him deliver Him, seeing He has delighted in Him!”

9For You are the One who took Me out of the womb; Causing Me to trust while on My mother’s breasts.

10I was cast upon You from birth. From My mother’s belly You have been My Ěl.

11Do not be far from Me, For distress is near; For there is none to help.

12Many bulls have surrounded Me; Strong ones of Bashan have encircled Me.

13They have opened their mouths against Me, As a raging and roaring lion.

14I have been poured out like water, And all My bones have been spread apart; My heart has become like wax; It has melted in the midst of My inward parts.

15My strength is dried like a potsherd, And My tongue is cleaving to My jaws; And to the dust of death You are appointing Me.

16For dogs have surrounded Me; A crowd of evil ones have encircled Me, Piercing My hands and My feet;

17I count all My bones. They look, they stare at Me.

18They divide My garments among them, And for My raiment they cast lots.

19But You, O יהוה, do not be far off; O My Strength, hasten to help Me!

20Deliver My life from the sword, My only life from the power of the dog.

21Save Me from the mouth of the lion, And from the horns of the wild beasts! You have answered Me.

22I make known Your Name to My brothers; In the midst of the assembly I praise You.

23You who fear יהוה, praise Him! All you seed of Ya‛aqoḇ, esteem Him, And fear Him, all you seed of Yisra’ĕl!

24For He has not despised Nor hated the affliction of the afflicted; Nor has He hidden His face from Him; But when He cried to Him, He heard.

25From You is My praise in the great assembly; I pay My vows before those who fear Him.

26The meek ones do eat and are satisfied; Let those who seek Him praise יהוה. Let your heart live forever!

27Let all the ends of the earth Remember and turn to יהוה, And all clans of the nations Bow themselves before You.

28For the reign belongs to יהוה, And He is ruling over the nations.

29All the fat ones of the earth Shall eat and bow themselves; All who go down to the dust bow before Him, Even he who did not keep alive his own life.

30A seed shall serve Him. It is declared of יהוה to the coming generation.

31They shall come and declare His righteousness To a people yet to be borna, For He shall do it!

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