Psalm 22 ©

Although there are some things in this psalm which may be applied unto David, as the type of Christ, nevertheless it appears by the entire contents and the New Testament that David here, by the prophetical spirit, principally has introduced the Lord Christ, speaking of His bitter suffering for His church, together with His exaltation and the future extension of His spiritual Kingdom throughout the entire world, and the steadfastness thereof, relating the benefits which we receive thereby, to serve, to honour and to thank Him for the same.


To the chief 1Musician 2upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David.


MY3 God,a my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my 4roaring?


O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and 5am not silent.


But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the 6praises of Israel.


Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.


They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted inb thee, and were not confounded.


But I am a 7worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised 8of the people.


All they that see me laughc me to scorn: they 9shoot out the lip, they 10shake the head, saying,


Hed11trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, 12seeing he delighted in him.


But 13thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou 14didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.


I was 15cast 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.


16Many bulls have compassed me: strong 17bulls of 18Bashan have 19beset me round.


They 20gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.


I am 21poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is 22melted in the midst of my bowels.


My strength is dried up like a potsherd;e and my tongue 23cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust 24of death.


For 25dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: theyf26pierced my hands and my feet.


I may 27tellg all my bones: they look and stare 28upon me.


Theyh 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.


Deliver my 29soul from the 30sword; my 31darling from the 32power of the dog.


Save me from the lion’s mouth: 33for thou hast heard me from the horns of the 34unicorns.


I willi declare thy 35name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.


Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.


For he hath 36not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.


My praise shall be 37of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my 38vows 39before them that fear him.


The 40meek shall 41eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: 42your heart shall 43live for ever.


44All the endsj of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.


For the kingdom 45is the LORD's: and he is the governor among the nations.


All they that be 46fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down 47to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own 48soul.


A 49seed shall serve him; it shall be 50accounted to the Lord 51for a generation.


They shall come, and shall declare 52his righteousness unto a people 53that shall be born, thatk he hath done 54this.