Psalm 22 New American Standard Bible

A Cry of Anguish and Song of Praise

22 1  My God , my God , why have You forsaken me? Far from my deliverance are the words of my groaning . 2  O my God , I cry by day , but You do not answer ; And by night , but I have no rest . 3  Yet You are holy , O You who are enthroned upon the praises of Israel . 4  In You our fathers trusted ; They trusted and You delivered them. 5  To You they cried out and were delivered ; In You they trusted and were not disappointed . 6  But I am a worm and not a man , A reproach of men and despised by the people . 7  All who see me sneer at me; They separate with the lip , they wag the head , saying, 8  "Commit yourself to the Lord ; let Him deliver him; Let Him rescue him, because He delights in him." 9  Yet You are He who brought me forth from the womb ; You made me trust when upon my mother's breasts . 10  Upon You I was cast from birth ; You have been my God from my mother's womb .

11  Be not far from me, for trouble is near ; For there is none to help . 12  Many bulls have surrounded me; Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me. 13  They open wide their mouth at me, As a ravening and a roaring lion . 14  I am poured out like water , And all my bones are out of joint ; My heart is like wax ; It is melted within me. 15  My strength is dried up like a potsherd , And my tongue cleaves to my jaws ; And You lay me in the dust of death . 16  For dogs have surrounded me; A band of evildoers has encompassed me; They pierced my hands and my feet . 17  I can count all my bones . They look , they stare at me; 18  They divide my garments among them, And for my clothing they cast lots . 19  But You, O Lord , be not far off; O You my help , hasten to my assistance . 20  Deliver my soul from the sword , My only life from the power of the dog . 21  Save me from the lion's mouth ; From the horns of the wild oxen You answer me.

22  I will tell of Your name to my brethren ; In the midst of the assembly I will praise You. 23  You who fear the Lord , praise Him; All you descendants of Jacob , glorify Him, And stand in awe of Him, all you descendants of Israel . 24  For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted ; Nor has He hidden His face from him; But when he cried to Him for help , He heard . 25  From You comes my praise in the great assembly ; I shall pay my vows before those who fear Him. 26  The afflicted will eat and be satisfied ; Those who seek Him will praise the Lord . Let your heart live forever ! 27  All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord , And all the families of the nations will worship before You. 28  For the kingdom is the Lord'S And He rules over the nations . 29  All the prosperous of the earth will eat and worship , All those who go down to the dust will bow before Him, Even he who cannot keep his soul alive . 30  Posterity will serve Him; It will be told of the Lord to the coming generation . 31  They will come and will declare His righteousness To a people who will be born , that He has performed it.

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