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Psalms 22 (asv)

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For the Chief Musician; set to Aijaleth hash-Shahar. A Psalm of David.

22:1My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

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.

22:6But I am a worm, and no man;

A reproach of men, and despised of the people.

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.

22:14I am poured out like water,

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;

And thou hast brought me into the dust of death.

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.

22:20Deliver my soul from the sword,

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.

22:22I will declare thy name unto my brethren:

In the midst of the assembly will I praise thee.

22:23Ye that fear Jehovah, praise him;

All ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him;

And stand in awe of him, all ye the seed of Israel.

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.

22:26The meek shall eat and be satisfied;

They shall praise Jehovah that seek after him:

Let your heart live for ever.

22:27All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn unto Jehovah;

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.

22:29All the fat ones of the earth shall eat and worship:

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;

It shall be told of the Lord unto the next generation.

22:31They shall come and shall declare his righteousness

Unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done it.


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Following Entry: Psalms 23