1Eli, Eli, lamah azavtani? [See Mt 27:46 OJBC] Why art Thou so far from my yeshuah, and from the words of my groaning? 2[3] Elohai, I cry yomam, but Thou hearest not; and v'lailah, and am not silent. 3[4] But Atah Kadosh, O Thou enthroned on the tehillot Yisroel. 4[5] Avoteinu trusted in Thee; they had bitachon, and Thou didst deliver them. 5[6] They cried unto Thee, and were delivered; they had bitachon in Thee, and were not disappointed. 6[7] But I am a tola'at, and no ish; a reproach of men, and despised of the people [see Yeshayah 53:3 on the despised Moshiach]. 7[8] All they that see me mock me; they shoot out the lip, they shake the rosh, saying, 8[9] He trusted in Hashem; let Hashem rescue him; let Him deliver him, since He delights in him. 9[10] But Thou art He that took me out of the womb; Thou didst make me trust when I was upon the breasts of immi. 10[11] I was cast upon Thee from the womb; Thou art Eli from the womb of immi. 11[12] Be not far from me; for tzoros is near; and there is none to help. 12[13] Parim rabbim (many bulls) have encompassed me; strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round about. 13[14] They opened wide their mouths upon me, like an aryeh roaring and tearing prey. 14[15] I am poured out like mayim, and all my atzmot are out of joint; my lev is like wax; it is melted away within me. 15[16] My ko'ach is dried up like baked clay; and my leshon cleaveth to my jaws; and Thou layest me in the aphar mavet (dust of death). 16[17] For kelavim have surrounded me; the Adat Mere'im (congregation of evil men) have enclosed me; ka'aru yadai v'ragelai (they pierced my hands and my feet; see Isa 53:5; Zech 12:10 and medieval Hebrew Scripture manuscripts as well as the Targum HaShivim). 17[18] I can count all my atzmot; the people stare and gloat at me. 18[19] They divide up my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast goral (lots) [Mt 27:35; Lk 23:34; Yn 19:24]. 19[20] But be not Thou far from me, Hashem; O my strength, hasten Thee to help me. 20[21] Deliver my nefesh from the cherev, my yechid (only one, only [nefesh]) from the power of the kelev (dog). 21[22] Hoshieini from the mouth of the aryeh; for Thou hast heard me from the karnayim of the wild bulls. 22[23] I will declare Thy Shem unto my Achim; in the midst of the Kahal will I praise Thee. 23[24] Ye that fear Hashem, praise Him; all ye Zera Ya'akov, give Him kavod; and fear Him, all ye Zera Yisroel. 24[25] For He hath not despised nor disdained the enut ani (affliction of the afflicted); neither hath He hid His face from him; but when he cried unto Him, He heard. 25[26] My tehillah shall be from Thee in the Kahal Rav; I will fulfill my nedar before them that fear Him. 26[27] The anavim (meek) shall eat and be satisfied; they that seek Him shall praise Hashem. Let your levav live forever! 27[28] All the ends of HaAretz shall remember and turn unto Hashem; and all the mishpechot of the Goyim shall bow down in worship before Thee. 28[29] For the Meluchah is Hashem's: and He is the Moshel over the Goyim. 29[30] All they that thrive upon HaAretz shall eat and worship; all they that go down to the aphar (dust) shall bow before Him; even he who cannot keep alive his own nefesh. 30[31] Zera shall serve Him; it shall be told to the generation [to come] concerning Adonoi. 31[32] They shall come, and shall declare His tzedek unto an Am Nolad (a [future] people that shall be born), that He hath done this.
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