Psalms 22 (asv)
Why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning?
22:2O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou answerest not;
And in the night season, and am not silent.
22:3But thou art holy,
O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
22:4Our fathers trusted in thee:
They trusted, and thou didst deliver them.
22:5They cried unto thee, and were delivered:
They trusted in thee, and were not put to shame.
22:7All they that see me laugh me to scorn:
They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
22:8Commit thyself unto Jehovah;
Let him deliver him:
Let him rescue him, seeing he delighteth in him.
22:9But thou art he that took me out of the womb;
Thou didst make me trust when I was upon my mother's breasts.
22:10I was cast upon thee from the womb;
Thou art my God since my mother bare me.
22:11Be not far from me; for trouble is near;
For there is none to help.
22:12Many bulls have compassed me;
Strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
22:13They gape upon me with their mouth,
As a ravening and a roaring lion.
And all my bones are out of joint:
My heart is like wax;
It is melted within me.
22:15My strength is dried up like a potsherd;
And my tongue cleaveth to my jaws;
22:16For dogs have compassed me:
A company of evil-doers have inclosed me;
They pierced my hands and my feet.
22:17I may count all my bones;
They look and stare upon me.
22:18They part my garments among them,
And upon my vesture do they cast lots.
22:19But be not thou far off, O Jehovah:
O thou my succor, haste thee to help me.
My darling from the power of the dog.
22:21Save me from the lion's mouth;
Yea, from the horns of the wild-oxen thou hast answered me.
In the midst of the assembly will I praise thee.
22:24For he 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.
22:25Of thee cometh my praise in the great assembly:
I will pay my vows before them that fear him.
Let your heart live for ever.
And all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
22:28For the kingdom is Jehovah's;
And he is the ruler over the nations.
All they that go down to the dust shall bow before him,
Even he that cannot keep his soul alive.
22:30A seed shall serve him;
22:31They shall come and shall declare his righteousness
Unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done it.