1 To the chief musician upon Ayelethhashachar, a psalm of David.(22:2)My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from saving me, and from the words of my loud complaint?
2 (22:3)O my God! I call in the daytime, but thou answerest not; and in the night I find no rest.
3 (22:4)But thou art holy, O thou that dwellest amidst the praises of Israel.
4 (22:5)In thee did our fathers trust: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.
5 (22:6)Unto thee they cried, and were delivered: in thee they trusted, and were not put to shame.
6 (22:7)But I am a worm, and not a man, a reproach of men, and despised of people.
7 (22:8)All those who see me laugh me to scorn: they draw open their lips, they shake their head, saying,
8 (22:9)"Let him throw himself on the Lord, that he may deliver him: he will save him, for he delighteth in him."
9 (22:10)Yea, thou art he that took me from the womb: thou hast been my trust when I hung on my mothers breasts.
10 (22:11)Upon thee was I cast from my birth: from my mothers womb art thou my God.
11 (22:12)Oh be not far from me now; for distress is near; for there is none to help.
12 (22:13)Many steers have encompassed me: the strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
13 (22:14)They have opened wide against me their mouth, as a ravenous and roaring lion.
14 (22:15)Like water am I poured out, and all my bones are disjointed: my heart is become like wax, it is melted in the midst of my entrails.
15 (22:16)Like a potsherd is my strength dried up; and my tongue cleaveth to my palate; and into the dust of death hast thou laid me down.
16 (22:17)For dogs have encompassed me; the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: like lions they threaten my hands and my feet.
17 (22:18)I may number all my bones: while they stare and look upon me.
18 (22:19)They divide my clothes among themselves, and for my garment do they cast lots.
19 (22:20)But thou, O Lord, be not far from me: O thou who art my strength, hasten to my aid.
20 (22:21)Deliver from the sword my life, from the power of the dog my solitary soul.
21 (22:22)Save me from the lions mouth; as thou hast answered me from the horns of the reem.
22 (22:23)I will relate thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
23 (22:24)Ye that fear the Lord, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and be in dread of him, all ye the seed of Israel.
24 (22:25)For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the poor; neither hath he hidden his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.
25 (22:26)Of thee shall be my praise in a great assembly: my vows will I pay in the presence of those who fear him.
26 (22:27)The meek shall eat and be satisfied; they who seek him shall praise the Lord: may your heart live for ever.
27 (22:28)All the ends of the world shall remember and return unto the Lord: and all the families of the nations shall bow themselves down before thee.
28 (22:29)For the kingdom is the Lords, and he governeth the nations.
29 (22:30)All they that eat the fat of the earth shall bow themselves down; before him shall bend the knee all that are going down into the dust; for none can keep alive his own soul.
30 (22:31)Distant ages shall serve him; there shall be related of the Lord unto future generations.
31 (22:32)They will come, and will tell his righteousness unto a people yet unborn, that he hath done this.