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Psalm 22 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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To the choirmaster: according to The Doe of the Dawn. A Psalm of David.
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?

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O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer,
and by night, but I find no rest.

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Yet you are holy,
enthroned on the praises[fn] of Israel.

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In you our fathers trusted;
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To you they cried and were rescued;
in you they trusted and were not put to shame.

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But I am a worm and not a man,
scorned by mankind and despised by the people.

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All who see me mock me;
they make mouths at me; they wag their heads;

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“He trusts in the LORD; let him deliver him;
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Yet you are he who took me from the womb;
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On you was I cast from my birth,
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Be not far from me,
for trouble is near,
and there is none to help.

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Many bulls encompass me;
strong bulls of Bashan surround me;

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they open wide their mouths at me,
like a ravening and roaring lion.

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I am poured out like water,
and all my bones are out of joint;
my heart is like wax;
it is melted within my breast;

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my strength is dried up like a potsherd,
and my tongue sticks to my jaws;
you lay me in the dust of death.

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For dogs encompass me;
a company of evildoers encircles me;
they have pierced my hands and feet[fn]

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I can count all my bones—
they stare and gloat over me;

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they divide my garments among them,
and for my clothing they cast lots.

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But you, O LORD, do not be far off!
O you my help, come quickly to my aid!

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Deliver my soul from the sword,
my precious life from the power of the dog!

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Save me from the mouth of the lion!
You have rescued[fn] me from the horns of the wild oxen!

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I will tell of your name to my brothers;
in the midst of the congregation I will praise you:

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You who fear the LORD, praise him!
All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him,
and stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!

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For he has not despised or abhorred
the affliction of the afflicted,
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but has heard, when he cried to him.

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From you comes my praise in the great congregation;
my vows I will perform before those who fear him.

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The afflicted[fn] shall eat and be satisfied;
those who seek him shall praise the LORD!
May your hearts live forever!

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All the ends of the earth shall remember
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For kingship belongs to the LORD,
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All the prosperous of the earth eat and worship;
before him shall bow all who go down to the dust,
even the one who could not keep himself alive.

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Posterity shall serve him;
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they shall come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn,
that he has done it.
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Or dwelling in the praises
Some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Vulgate, Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts like a lion [they are at] my hands and feet
Hebrew answered
Or The meek

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