Psalm 22
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1My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? Why are you so far away when I groan for help?1My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?
2Every day I call to you, my God, but you do not answer. Every night I lift my voice, but I find no relief.2O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, and by night, but I find no rest.
3Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.3Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.
4Our ancestors trusted in you, and you rescued them.4In you our fathers trusted; they trusted, and you delivered them.
5They cried out to you and were saved. They trusted in you and were never disgraced.5To you they cried and were rescued; in you they trusted and were not put to shame.
6But I am a worm and not a man. I am scorned and despised by all!6But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by mankind and despised by the people.
7Everyone who sees me mocks me. They sneer and shake their heads, saying,7All who see me mock me; they make mouths at me; they wag their heads;
8“Is this the one who relies on the LORD? Then let the LORD save him! If the LORD loves him so much, let the LORD rescue him!”8“He trusts in the LORD; let him deliver him; let him rescue him, for he delights in him!”
9Yet you brought me safely from my mother’s womb and led me to trust you at my mother’s breast.9Yet you are he who took me from the womb; you made me trust you at my mother’s breasts.
10I was thrust into your arms at my birth. You have been my God from the moment I was born.10On you was I cast from my birth, and from my mother’s womb you have been my God.
11Do not stay so far from me, for trouble is near, and no one else can help me.11Be not far from me, for trouble is near, and there is none to help.
12My enemies surround me like a herd of bulls; fierce bulls of Bashan have hemmed me in!12Many bulls encompass me; strong bulls of Bashan surround me;
13Like lions they open their jaws against me, roaring and tearing into their prey.13they open wide their mouths at me, like a ravening and roaring lion.
14My life is poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart is like wax, melting within me.14I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; my heart is like wax; it is melted within my breast;
15My strength has dried up like sunbaked clay. My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. You have laid me in the dust and left me for dead.15my strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to my jaws; you lay me in the dust of death.
16My enemies surround me like a pack of dogs; an evil gang closes in on me. They have pierced my hands and feet.16For dogs encompass me; a company of evildoers encircles me; they have pierced my hands and feet—
17I can count all my bones. My enemies stare at me and gloat.17I can count all my bones— they stare and gloat over me;
18They divide my garments among themselves and throw dice for my clothing.18they divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.
19O LORD, do not stay far away! You are my strength; come quickly to my aid!19But you, O LORD, do not be far off! O you my help, come quickly to my aid!
20Save me from the sword; spare my precious life from these dogs.20Deliver my soul from the sword, my precious life from the power of the dog!
21Snatch me from the lion’s jaws and from the horns of these wild oxen.21Save me from the mouth of the lion! You have rescued me from the horns of the wild oxen!
22I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters. I will praise you among your assembled people.22I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will praise you:
23Praise the LORD, all you who fear him! Honor him, all you descendants of Jacob! Show him reverence, all you descendants of Israel!23You who fear the LORD, praise him! All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him, and stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!
24For he has not ignored or belittled the suffering of the needy. He has not turned his back on them, but has listened to their cries for help.24For he has not despised or abhorred the affliction of the afflicted, and he has not hidden his face from him, but has heard, when he cried to him.
25I will praise you in the great assembly. I will fulfill my vows in the presence of those who worship you.25From you comes my praise in the great congregation; my vows I will perform before those who fear him.
26The poor will eat and be satisfied. All who seek the LORD will praise him. Their hearts will rejoice with everlasting joy.26The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the LORD! May your hearts live forever!
27The whole earth will acknowledge the LORD and return to him. All the families of the nations will bow down before him.27All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you.
28For royal power belongs to the LORD. He rules all the nations.28For kingship belongs to the LORD, and he rules over the nations.
29Let the rich of the earth feast and worship. Bow before him, all who are mortal, all whose lives will end as dust.29All the prosperous of the earth eat and worship; before him shall bow all who go down to the dust, even the one who could not keep himself alive.
30Our children will also serve him. Future generations will hear about the wonders of the Lord.30Posterity shall serve him; it shall be told of the Lord to the coming generation;
31His righteous acts will be told to those not yet born. They will hear about everything he has done.31they shall come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn, that he has done it.
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