Psalms 22
From Suffering to Praise
For the choir director: according to “The Deer of the Dawn.” # Perhaps a musical term A Davidic psalm.
1My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? # Mt 27:46; Mk 15:34
Why are You so far from my deliverance # Ps 10:1
and from my words of groaning? # Or My words of groaning are so far from delivering me # Ps 32:3; 38:8
2My God, I cry by day, but You do not answer,
by night, yet I have no rest. # Ps 42:3; 88:1
3But You are holy,
enthroned on the praises of Israel. # Ps 99:3
4Our fathers trusted in You;
they trusted, and You rescued them. # Ps 107:6
5They cried to You and were set free;
they trusted in You and were not disgraced. # Ps 25:2; 31:1; 71:1; Is 49:23
6But I am a worm and not a man, # Jb 25:6
scorned by men and despised by people. # Ps 109:25; Is 53:3
7Everyone who sees me mocks me;
they sneer # Lit separate with the lip and shake their heads: # Mt 27:39; Mk 15:29; Lk 23:35
8“He relies on # Or Rely on the Lord;
let Him rescue him;
let the Lord # Lit let Him deliver him,
since He takes pleasure in him.” # Mt 27:43
9You took me from the womb,
making me secure while at my mother’s breast. # Ps 71:6
10I was given over to You at birth; # Lit was cast on You from the womb
You have been my God from my mother’s womb. # Is 46:3; 49:1; Gl 1:15
11Do not be far from me, because distress is near
and there is no one to help. # 2Kg 14:26; Ps 71:12; Is 63:5
12Many bulls surround me;
strong ones of Bashan encircle me. # Ps 68:30; Am 4:1
13They open their mouths against me —
lions, mauling and roaring. # Ps 10:9; 17:12
14I am poured out like water, # Jb 30:16
and all my bones are disjointed; # Jb 4:14; Ps 6:2; 32:3
my heart is like wax,
melting within me. # Nah 2:10
15My strength is dried up like baked clay; # Ps 38:10
my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. # Lm 4:4
You put me into the dust of death. # Ps 104:29
16For dogs have surrounded me; # Ps 59:6,14
a gang of evildoers has closed in on me;
they pierced # Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr; other Hb mss read me; like a lion my hands and my feet. # Jn 20:25
17I can count all my bones;
people # Lit they look and stare at me. # Lk 23:35
18They divided my garments among themselves,
and they cast lots for my clothing. # Mt 27:35; Lk 23:34; Jn 19:24
19But You, Lord, don’t be far away. # Ps 10:1
My strength, come quickly to help me. # Ps 70:5
20Deliver my life from the sword, # Jr 39:18
my only life # Lit my only one from the power of these dogs.
21Save me from the mouth of the lion! # Ps 35:17; 2Tm 4:17
You have rescued # Lit answered me
from the horns of the wild oxen.
22I will proclaim Your name to my brothers;
I will praise You in the congregation. # Ps 40:10; Heb 2:12
23You who fear Yahweh, praise Him! # Rv 19:5
All you descendants of Jacob, honor Him!
All you descendants of Israel, revere Him! # Ps 135:20
24For He has not despised or detested
the torment of the afflicted. # Ps 69:33
He did not hide His face from him # Ezk 39:29
but listened when he cried to Him for help. # Ps 28:2
25I will give praise # Lit my praise in the great congregation
because of You; # Ps 35:18; 40:9-10
I will fulfill my vows
before those who fear You. # Lit Him # Ps 61:8
26The humble # Or poor, or afflicted will eat and be satisfied; # Ps 107:9
those who seek the Lord will praise Him.
May your hearts live forever! # Ps 40:16; 69:32
27All the ends of the earth will remember
and turn to the Lord.
All the families of the nations
will bow down before You, # Ps 2:8; 86:9
28for kingship belongs to the Lord;
He rules over the nations. # 1Ch 16:31; 2Ch 20:6; Mal 1:14; Rv 15:3
29All who prosper on earth will eat and bow down;
all those who go down to the dust
will kneel before Him —
even the one who cannot preserve his life. # Is 45:23; Rm 14:11; Php 2:10
30Their descendants will serve Him;
the next generation will be told about the Lord. # Ps 102:18,28
31They will come and tell a people yet to be born
about His righteousness —
what He has done. # Ps 71:18; 78:6

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