Psalm 22

1David complaineth and prayeth as one sorely distressed: 22he promiseth public thanksgiving and praise for mercy shewn him.

0 To the chief Musician upon aAijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David.

1 My 1God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far afrom helping me, and from the words of 2my roaring?

2 O my God, 1I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and aam not silent.

3 But 1thou art holy, O thou that 2inhabitest the praises of Israel.

4 Our 1fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.

5 They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were 1not confounded.

6 But I am 1a worm, and no man; 2a reproach of men, and 3despised of the people.

7 All 1they that see me laugh me to scorn: they ashoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,

8 He atrusted on the Lord that he would deliver him: 1let him deliver him, bseeing he delighted in him.

9 But thou art he that 1took me out of the womb: 2thou didst amake me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.

10 I 1was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly.

11 Be 1not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is anone to help.

12 Many 1bulls have compassed me: 2strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.

13 They 1agaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.

14 I 1am poured out like water, and all my bones are aout of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.

15 My 1strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and 2thou hast brought me into the dust of death.

16 For 1dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: 2they pierced my hands and my feet.

17 I 1may tell all my bones: 2they look and stare upon me.

18 They 1part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

19 But 1be not thou far from me, O Lord: O my strength, haste thee to help me.

20 Deliver my soul from 1the sword; amy darling bfrom the power of 2the dog.

21 Save me from the 1lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me 2from the horns of the unicorns.

22 I 1will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.

23 Ye 1that fear the Lord, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.

24 For 1he 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.

25 My 1praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.

26 The 1meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the Lord that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.

27 All 1the ends of the world shall 2remember and 3turn unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.

28 For 1the kingdom is the Lord's: and he is the governor among the nations.

29 All they that be 1fat upon earth 2shall eat and worship: all they that 3go down to the dust shall bow before him: and 4none can keep alive his own soul.

30 A 1seed shall serve him; 2it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.

31 They 1shall come, and shall declare 2his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.