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Psalm 22

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

1. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

why art thou so far from helping me,

and from the words of my roaring?

2. O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not;

and in the night season, and am not silent.

3. But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.

4. Our fathers trusted in thee:

they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.

5. They cried unto thee, and were delivered:

they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.

6. But I am a worm, and no man;

a reproach of men, and despised of the people.

7. All they that see me laugh me to scorn:

they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,

8. He trusted on the Lord that he would deliver him:

let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.

9. But thou art he that took me out of the womb:

thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother’s breasts.

10. I was cast upon thee from the womb:

thou art my God from my mother’s belly.

11. Be not far from me; for trouble is near;

for there is none to help.

12. Many bulls have compassed me:

strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.

13. They gaped upon me with their mouths,

as a ravening and a roaring lion.

14. I am poured out like water,

and all my bones are out of joint:

my heart is like wax;

it is melted in the midst of my bowels.

15. My strength is dried up like a potsherd;

and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws;

and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.

16. For dogs have compassed me:

the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me:

they pierced my hands and my feet.

17. I may tell all my bones:

they look and stare upon me.

18. They part my garments among them,

and cast lots upon my vesture.

19. But be not thou far from me, O Lord:

O my strength, haste thee to help me.

20. Deliver my soul from the sword;

my darling from the power of the dog.

21. Save me from the lion’s mouth:

for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.

22. I will declare thy name unto my brethren:

in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.

23. Ye that fear the Lord, praise him;

all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him;

and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.

24. For he 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.

25. My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation:

I will pay my vows before them that fear him.

26. The meek shall eat and be satisfied:

they shall praise the Lord that seek him:

your heart shall live for ever.

27. All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord:

and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.

28. For the kingdom is the Lord’s:

and he is the governor among the nations.

29. All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship:

all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him:

and none can keep alive his own soul.

30. A seed shall serve him;

it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.

31. They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness

unto a people that shall be born,

that he hath done this.

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Psalm 22

To end despair; for protection while traveling; to protect from misfortune.

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