Psalms 22

Thomson(i) 1 For the conclusion. On the help of the morning. A Psalm by David. God, my God! attend to me! why hast thou forsaken me? have the acts of my transgressions [removed thee] far from saving me? 2 my God, shall I cry to thee by day, and thou not listen, and by night, and thou not hear me? 3 Thou indeed dwellest in a holy place; thou art the praise of Israel. 4 In thee our fathers placed their trust; they trusted and thou didst deliver them. To thee they cried and they were saved; 5 in thee they trusted and were not put to shame. 6 As for me, I am a Worm, and no man; the scorn of men and the people's contempt. 7 All that see me have laughed me to scorn; they said with their lips while they shaked their head, 8 "He trusted in the Lord, let him deliver him; let him save him, since he delighteth in him." 9 Because thou art he, who drew me forth from the womb: my hope, when at the breasts of my mother; 10 I was cast on thy care from my very birth; from my mother's womb thou art my God; 11 stand not at a distance from me; for trouble is near; for there is no helper. 12 Many bulls have encompassed me; fat bulls have beset me around. 13 Against me they have opened their mouth, like a ravening and roaring lion. 14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are torn asunder: my heart within me is melted like wax. 15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaveth to my palate; thou hast indeed brought me to the dust of death. 16 Because many dogs have encompassed me, an assembly of wicked men have beset me; have pierced my hands and my feet; 17 have counted all my bones, and have stared and looked at me; 18 they have parted my garments among them, and for my vesture have cast lots; 19 Therefore, Lord, delay not thou my help, draw near to my assistance; 20 rescue my soul from the sword; this only begotten of mine from the paw of a dog. 21 Save me from the mouth of a lion, and this lowliness of mine from the unicorn's horns. 22 I will declare thy name to my brethren: in the midst of a congregation I will sing praise to thee. 23 Praise him, ye who fear the Lord praise him, all ye seed of Jacob. Let all the seed of Israel fear him; 24 for he hath not slighted, nor abhorred the prayer of the distressed; nor turned away his face from me: but hearkened to me when I cried to him. 25 My praise shall be of thee in a great congregation: I will pay my vows before them who fear him. 26 The needy shall eat and be satisfied: and they who seek the Lord will praise him. Their heart shall be forever alive. 27 All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord; and all the families of the nations shall worship before him: 28 for the kingdom is the Lord's and he ruleth the nations. 29 All the fat ones of the earth have eaten and worshipped: before him shall bow all that go down to the dust. Let my soul therefore live for him. 30 My seed indeed will serve him: a generation which is coming shall be announced for the Lord: 31 and they will proclaim his saving mercy to a people that shall be born, whom the Lord made.