Psalm 22

Psalm 22

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8: He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.

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

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

11: Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.

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

13: They gaped upon me with their mouths, 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 in the midst of my bowels.

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

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

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

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

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

20: Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.

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

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

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

24: For 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.

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

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

27: All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.

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

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

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

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


declaring the name of the LORD

fearing and praising God

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