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Psalm 22 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Why Have You Forsaken Me?

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For the choir director. According to [fn]Aijeleth Hashshahar. A Psalm of David.

My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?

[fn]Far from my salvation are the words of my [fn]groaning.

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O my God, I call by day, but You do not answer;

And by night, but [fn]I have no rest.

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Yet You are holy,

[fn]Enthroned upon the praises of Israel.

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In You our fathers trusted;

They trusted and You rescued them.

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To You they cried out and were granted escape;

In You they trusted and were not [fn]disappointed.

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But I am a worm and not a man,

A reproach of men and despised by the people.

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All who see me mock me;

They [fn]smack their lip, they wag their head, saying,

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[fn]Commit yourself to Yahweh; let Him rescue him;

Let Him deliver him, because He delights in him.”

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Yet You are He who brought me out of the womb;

You made me trust when upon my mother’s breasts.

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Upon You I was cast from [fn]birth;

You have been my God from my mother’s womb.

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Be not far from me, for [fn]distress is near;

For there is none to help.

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Many bulls have surrounded me;

Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me.

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They open wide their mouth at me,

As a lion that tears and roars.

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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 [fn]me.

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My strength is dried up like a potsherd,

And my tongue cleaves to my jaws;

And You lay me [fn]in the dust of death.

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For dogs have surrounded me;

[fn]A band of evildoers has encompassed me;

[fn]They pierced my hands and my feet.

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I count all my bones.

They look, they stare at 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 Yahweh, be not far off;

O my Strength, hasten to my help.

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Deliver my [fn]soul from the sword,

My only life from the [fn]power of the dog.

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Save me from the mouth of the lion;

From the horns of the wild oxen You have answered me.

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I will surely recount Your name to my brothers;

In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.

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You who fear Yahweh, praise Him;

All you seed of Jacob, glorify Him,

And stand in awe of Him, all you seed of Israel.

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For He has not despised and He has not abhorred the affliction of the afflicted;

And He has not hidden His face from him;

But when he cried to Him for help, He heard.

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Of You is my praise in the great assembly;

I shall pay my vows before those who fear Him.

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The [fn]afflicted will eat and be satisfied;

Those who seek Him will praise Yahweh.

May your heart live forever!

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All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to Yahweh,

And all the families of the nations will worship before [fn]You.

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For the kingdom is Yahweh’s

And He rules over the nations.

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All the [fn]prosperous of the earth will eat and worship,

All those who go down to the dust will bow before Him,

Even he who [fn]cannot keep his soul alive.

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Their seed will serve Him;

It will be recounted about the Lord to the coming generation.

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They will come and will declare His righteousness

To a people who will be born, that He has done it.

LSB Footnotes
Lit The Doe of the Dawn; possibly a title for a tune
Or Why are You so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning?
Lit roaring
Lit there is no silence for me
Or Inhabit the praises
Or ashamed
Make clicking sounds; lit separate the lip
Or He committed himself; lit Roll
Lit a womb
Or trouble
Lit my inward parts
Lit to
Or An assembly
Or Like a lion, my...
Or life
Lit paw
Or poor
Some versions Him
Lit fat ones
Or did not

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