Psalms

Psalm 22 ©

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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