Psalms 22

MLV(i) 1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me, far from helping me and the words of my groaning? 2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but you do not answer; and in the night, and there is no silence for me. 3 But you are holy, O you who inhabit the praises of Israel.
4 Our fathers trusted in you. They trusted and you delivered them. 5 They cried to you and were delivered. They trusted in you and were not put to shame.
6 But I am a worm and no man, a reproach of men and despised by the people. 7 All those who see me laugh me to scorn. They shoot out the lip. They shake the head, saying, 8 He trusted on Jehovah. Let him deliver him. Let him rescue him, because he delights in him.
9 Because you are he who took me out of the womb. You made me trust upon my mother's breasts. 10 I was cast upon you from the womb. You are my God since my mother bore me.
11 Do not be far from me, because trouble is near, because there is none to help. 12 Many bulls have encompassed me. Strong bulls of Bashan have beset me around. 13 They opened wide their mouth upon me, 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 within me. 15 My strength is dried up like an earthen vessel and my tongue clings to my jaws and you have set me into the dust of death.
16 Because dogs have encompassed me. A company of evildoers have enclosed me. They pierced my hands and my feet. 17 I may count all my bones. They look and stare upon me. 18 They part my garments among them and they cast a lot upon my raiment.
19 But be not far off, O Jehovah. O you my helper, you hasten to help me. 20 Deliver my soul from the sword, the only one of me from the power of the dog. 21 Save me from the lion's mouth, yes, from the horns of the wild-oxen. You have answered me.
22 I will declare your name to my brothers. I will praise you in the midst of the congregation. 23 You* who fear Jehovah, praise him. All you* the seed of Jacob, glorify him and stand in awe of him, all you* the seed of Israel.
24 Because he has not despised nor made abominable the affliction of the afflicted, neither has he hid his face from him, but when he cried to him, he heard.
25 From you comes my praise in the great assembly. I will pay my vows before those who fear him. 26 The meek will eat and be satisfied. They will praise Jehovah who seek after him. Let your* heart live forever.
27 All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to Jehovah and all the kinfolk of the nations will worship before you. 28 Because the kingdom is Jehovah's and he is the ruler over the nations.
29 All the fat ones of the earth will eat and worship. All those who go down to the dust will bow before him, even he who cannot keep his soul alive. 30 A seed will serve him. It will be told of the Lord to the next generation. 31 They will come and will declare his righteousness to a people that will be born, that he has done it.