22:1 (22:1) For the Leader; upon Aijeleth ha-Shahar. A Psalm of David. (22:2) My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me, and art far from my help at the words of my cry?
22:2 (22:3) O my God, I call by day, but Thou answerest not; and at night, and there is no surcease for me.
22:3 (22:4) Yet Thou art holy, O Thou that art enthroned upon the praises of Israel.
22:4 (22:5) In Thee did our fathers trust; they trusted, and Thou didst deliver them.
22:5 (22:6) Unto Thee they cried, and escaped; in Thee did they trust, and were not ashamed.
22:6 (22:7) But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
22:7 (22:8) All they that see me laugh me to scorn; they shoot out the lip, they shake the head:
22:8 (22:9) 'Let him commit himself unto the LORD! let Him rescue him; let Him deliver him, seeing He delighteth in him.'
22:9 (22:10) For Thou art He that took me out of the womb; Thou madest me trust when I was upon my mother's breasts.
22:10 (22:11) Upon Thee I have been cast from my birth; Thou art my God from my mother's womb.
22:11 (22:12) Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.
22:12 (22:13) Many bulls have encompassed me; strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
22:13 (22:14) They open wide their mouth against me, as a ravening and a roaring lion.
22:14 (22:15) I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; my heart is become like wax; it is melted in mine inmost parts.
22:15 (22:16) My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my throat; and Thou layest me in the dust of death.
22:16 (22:17) For dogs have encompassed me; a company of evil-doers have inclosed me; like a lion, they are at my hands and my feet.
22:17 (22:18) I may count all my bones; they look and gloat over me.
22:18 (22:19) They part my garments among them, and for my vesture do they cast lots.
22:19 (22:20) But Thou, O LORD, be not far off; O Thou my strength, hasten to help me.
22:20 (22:21) Deliver my soul from the sword; mine only one from the power of the dog.
22:21 (22:22) Save me from the lion's mouth; yea, from the horns of the wild-oxen do Thou answer me.
22:22 (22:23) I will declare Thy name unto my brethren; in the midst of the congregation will I praise Thee.
22:23 (22:24) 'Ye that fear the LORD, praise Him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify Him; and stand in awe of Him, all ye the seed of Israel.
22:24 (22:25) For He hath not despised nor abhorred the lowliness of the poor; neither hath He hid His face from him; but when he cried unto Him, He heard.'
22:25 (22:26) From Thee cometh my praise in the great congregation; I will pay my vows before them that fear Him.
22:26 (22:27) Let the humble eat and be satisfied; let them praise the LORD that seek after Him; may your heart be quickened for ever!
22:27 (22:28) All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn unto the LORD; and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before Thee.
22:28 (22:29) For the kingdom is the LORD'S; and He is the ruler over the nations.
22:29 (22:30) All the fat ones of the earth shall eat and worship; all they that go down to the dust shall kneel before Him, even he that cannot keep his soul alive.
22:30 (22:31) A seed shall serve him; it shall be told of the Lord unto the next generation.
22:31 (22:32) They shall come and shall declare His righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that He hath done it.
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