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Psalm 22 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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A Cry of Anguish and a Song of Praise.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:1 - For the choir director; upon [fn]Aijeleth Hashshahar. A Psalm of David.
My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?
[fn]Far from my deliverance are the words of my [fn]groaning.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:2 - O my God, I cry by day, but You do not answer;
And by night, but [fn]I have no rest.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:3 - Yet You are holy,
O You who [fn]are enthroned upon the praises of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:4 - In You our fathers trusted;
They trusted and You delivered them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:5 - To You they cried out and were delivered;
In You they trusted and were not [fn]disappointed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:6 - But I am a worm and not a man,
A reproach of men and despised by the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:7 - All who see me [fn]sneer at me;
They [fn]separate with the lip, they wag the head, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:8 - [fn]Commit yourself to the LORD; let Him deliver him;
Let Him rescue him, because He delights in him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:9 - Yet You are He who brought me forth from the womb;
You made me trust when upon my mother’s breasts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:10 - Upon You I was cast from [fn]birth;
You have been my God from my mother’s womb.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:11 - Be not far from me, for [fn]trouble is near;
For there is none to help.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:12 - Many bulls have surrounded me;
Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:13 - They open wide their mouth at me,
As a ravening and a roaring lion.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:14 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:15 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:16 - For dogs have surrounded me;
[fn]A band of evildoers has encompassed me;
[fn]They pierced my hands and my feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:17 - I can count all my bones.
They look, they stare at me;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:18 - They divide my garments among them,
And for my clothing they cast lots.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:19 - But You, O LORD, be not far off;
O You my help, hasten to my assistance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:20 - Deliver my [fn]soul from the sword,
My only life from the [fn]power of the dog.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:21 - Save me from the lion’s mouth;
From the horns of the wild oxen You answer me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:22 - I will tell of Your name to my brethren;
In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:23 - You who fear the LORD, praise Him;
All you [fn]descendants of Jacob, glorify Him,
And stand in awe of Him, all you [fn]descendants of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:24 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:25 - From You comes my praise in the great assembly;
I shall pay my vows before those who fear Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:26 - The [fn]afflicted will eat and be satisfied;
Those who seek Him will praise the LORD.
Let your heart live forever!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:27 - All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD,
And all the families of the nations will worship before [fn]You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:28 - For the kingdom is the LORDS
And He rules over the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:29 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:30 - [fn]Posterity will serve Him;
It will be told of the Lord to the coming generation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:31 - They will come and will declare His righteousness
To a people who will be born, that He has performed it.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: the hind of the morning
Or, Why are You so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning?
Literally: roaring
Literally: there is no silence for me
Or, inhabit the praises
Or, ashamed
Or, mock me
I.e. make mouths at me
Literally: Roll; another reading is He committed himself
Literally: a womb
Or, distress
Literally: my inward parts
Literally: to
Or, An assembly
Another reading is Like a lion, my...
Or, life
Literally: paw
Literally: seed
Or, poor
Some versions read Him
Literally: fat ones
Or, did not
Literally: A seed

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