Psalm 22 ©

1 David complaineth and prayeth as one sorely distressed: 22 he promiseth public thanksgiving and praise for mercy shewn him.


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


MY aGod, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far 2from helping me, and from the words of bmy roaring?


O my God, cI cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and 3am not silent.


But dthou art holy, O thou that einhabitest the praises of Israel.


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

f Ro. 4.18-20. He. 11.13. Ge. 12; 14; 19; 26; 31; 33. Ex. 7.1; 2.23. P{{replace-10.}13. Ju. 3; 4; 7; 10. 1Sa. 7.

They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were gnot confounded.


But I am ha worm, and no man; ia reproach of men, and jdespised of the people.


All kthey that see me laugh me to scorn: they 4shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,


He 5trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: llet him deliver him, 6seeing he delighted in him.


But thou art he that mtook me out of the womb: nthou didst 7make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.


I owas cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly.


Be pnot far from me; for trouble is near; for there is 8none to help.


Many qbulls have *compassed me: rstrong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.


They s9gaped upon me with their mouths, as a *ravening and a roaring lion.


I tam poured out like water, and all my bones are 10out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.


My ustrength is dried up like a *potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and vthou hast brought me into the dust of death.


For wdogs have *compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have *inclosed me: xthey pierced my hands and my feet.


I ymay *tell all my bones: zthey look and stare upon me.


They apart my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.


But bbe not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me.


Deliver my soul from cthe sword; 11my darling 12from the power of dthe dog.


Save me from the elion's mouth: for thou hast heard me ffrom the horns of the *unicorns.


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


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


For ihe 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.


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


The kmeek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.


All lthe ends of the world shall mremember and nturn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.


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


All they that be pfat upon earth qshall eat and worship: all they that rgo down to the dust shall bow before him: and snone can keep alive his own soul.


A tseed shall serve him; uit shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.


They vshall come, and shall declare whis righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.