Tehilim Chapter 22

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1. To the chief Musician, according to Ayeleth HaShahar, a Psalm of David.
2. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my loud complaint?
3. O my God, I cry in the daytime, but you do not hear; and in the night, and I have no rest.
4. But you are holy, O you who are enthroned on the praises of Israel.
5. Our fathers trusted in you; they trusted, and you saved them.
6. They cried to you, and were saved; they trusted in you, and were not disappointed.
7. But I am a worm, and not a man; scorned by men, and despised by the people.
8. All those who see me mock me; they move the lip, they shake their head, saying,
9. He trusted on the Lord that he would save him; let him save him, seeing he delights in him.
10. But you are he who took me out of the womb; you made me hope when I was upon my mother’s breasts.
11. I was cast upon you from the womb; you are my God from my mother’s belly.
12. Do not be far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help. 13. Many bulls surround me; strong bulls of Bashan surround me.
14. They open wide their mouths at me, like a ravening and a roaring lion.
15. I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
16. My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaves to my jaws; and you lay me down in the dust of death.
17. For dogs surround me; the assembly of the wicked encircle me; they seize my hands and my feet like a lion.
18. I can count all my bones; they look and stare at me.
19. They divide my garments among them, and cast lots for my clothing.
20. But you, O Lord, be not far from me; O my strength, hasten to my help.
21. Save my soul from the sword; my only one from the power of the dog.
22. Save me from the lion’s mouth; for you have answered me from the horns of the wild oxen.
23. I will declare your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation will I praise you.
24. You who fear the Lord, praise him; all you the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all you the seed of Israel.
25. For he has not despised nor loathed the affliction of the afflicted; nor has he hidden his face from him; but when he cried to him, he heard.
26. My praise shall be of you in the great congregation; I will pay my vows before those who fear him.
27. The humble shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the Lord. May your heart live for ever!
28. All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the Lord; and all the families of the nations shall worship before you.
29. For the kingdom is the Lord’s; and he is ruler over the nations.
30. All the fat ones of the earth shall eat and worship; all those who go down to the dust, and he who cannot keep alive his own soul, shall bow before him.
31. Their seed shall serve him; it shall be told of the Lord to the coming generation.
32. They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness to a people that shall be born, that he has done this.