My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

Why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?
O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not;

and in the night season, and am not silent.
But thou art holy,

O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
Our fathers trusted in thee:

they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.
They cried unto thee, and were delivered:

they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.
But I am a worm, and no man;

a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
All they that see me laugh me to scorn:

they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him:

let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.
But thou art he that took me out of the womb:

thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother’s breasts.
I was cast upon thee from the womb:

thou art my God from my mother’s belly.
Be not far from me; for trouble is near;

for there is none to help.
Many bulls have compassed me:

strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
They gaped upon me with their mouths,

as a ravening and a roaring lion.
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.
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.
For dogs have compassed me:

the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me:
they pierced my hands and my feet.
I may tell all my bones:

they look and stare upon me.
They part my garments among them,

and cast lots upon my vesture.
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. Heb. 2.12
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.
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.
A seed shall serve him;

it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness

unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.

A Cry of Anguish and Song of Praise
To the chief Musician upon Ai’jeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David.
Psalms 22

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