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 27:46Mk 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|NoBook| 38:8
2My God, I cry by day, but You do not answer,
by night, yet I have no rest. #Ps 42:3|NoBook| 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|NoBook| 31:1|NoBook| 71:1Is 49:23
6But I am a worm and not a man, #Jb 25:6
scorned by men and despised by people. #Ps 109:25Is 53:3
7Everyone who sees me mocks me;
they sneer # Lit separate with the lip and shake their heads: #Mt 27:39Mk 15:29Lk 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|NoBook| 49:1Gl 1:15
11Do not be far from me, because distress is near
and there is no one to help. #2Kg 14:26Ps 71:12Is 63:5
12Many bulls surround me;
strong ones of Bashan encircle me. #Ps 68:30Am 4:1
13They open their mouths against me —
lions, mauling and roaring. #Ps 10:9|NoBook| 17:12
14I am poured out like water, #Jb 30:16
and all my bones are disjointed; #Jb 4:14Ps 6:2|NoBook| 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
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 27:35Lk 23:34Jn 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 35:172Tm 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 40:10Heb 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 35:1840:9-10
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|NoBook| 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|NoBook| 86:9
28for kingship belongs to the Lord;
He rules over the nations. #1Ch 16:312Ch 20:6Mal 1:14Rv 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 45:23Rm 14:11Php 2:10
30Their descendants will serve Him;
the next generation will be told about the Lord. #Ps 102:18
31They will come and tell a people yet to be born
about His righteousness —
what He has done. #Ps 71:18|NoBook| 78:6
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