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Psalm 22 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:1 - To the choirmaster: according to The Hind of the Dawn. A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Why art thou so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:2 - O my God, I cry by day, but thou dost not answer; and by night, but find no rest.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:3 - Yet thou art holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:4 - In thee our fathers trusted; they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:5 - To thee they cried, and were saved; in thee they trusted, and were not disappointed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:6 - But I am a worm, and no man; scorned by men, and despised by the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:7 - All who see me mock at me, they make mouths at me, they wag their heads;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:8 - "He committed his cause to the LORD; let him deliver him, let him rescue him, for he delights in him!"
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:9 - Yet thou art he who took me from the womb; thou didst keep me safe upon my mother's breasts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:10 - Upon thee was I cast from my birth, and since my mother bore me thou hast been my God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:11 - Be not far from me, for trouble is near and there is none to help.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:12 - Many bulls encompass me, strong bulls of Bashan surround me;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:13 - they open wide their mouths at me, like a ravening and 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 my breast;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:15 - my strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaves to my jaws; thou dost lay me in the dust of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:16 - Yea, dogs are round about me; a company of evildoers encircle me; they have pierced my hands and feet--
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:17 - I can count all my bones-- they stare and gloat over me;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:18 - they divide my garments among them, and for my raiment they cast lots.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:19 - But thou, O LORD, be not far off! O thou my help, hasten to my aid!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:20 - Deliver my soul from the sword, my life from the power of the dog!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:21 - Save me from the mouth of the lion, my afflicted soul from the horns of the wild oxen!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:22 - I will tell of thy name to my brethren; in the midst of the congregation I will praise thee:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:23 - You who fear the LORD, praise him! all you sons of Jacob, glorify him, and stand in awe of him, all you sons of Israel!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:24 - For he has not despised or abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; and he has not hid his face from him, but has heard, when he cried to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:25 - From thee comes my praise in the great congregation; my vows I will pay before those who fear him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:26 - The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the LORD! May your hearts live for ever!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:27 - All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD; and all the families of the nations shall worship before him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:28 - For dominion belongs to the LORD, and he rules over the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:29 - Yea, to him shall all the proud of the earth bow down; before him shall bow all who go down to the dust, and he who cannot keep himself alive.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:30 - Posterity shall serve him; men shall tell of the Lord to the coming generation,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:31 - and proclaim his deliverance to a people yet unborn, that he has wrought it.

Downloaded from the Oxford Text Archive and used with permission. The following header is required to be posted:

Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


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