To the choir director: according to the hind of the dawn. A Psalm of David

Ps 22:1My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? / Why are You so far from saving me, / From the words of my groaning?

Ps 22:2O my God, I call out in the day, but You do not answer; / And in the night, but there is no rest for me.

Ps 22:3But You are holy, You who sit enthroned / Upon the praises of Israel.

Ps 22:4In You our fathers trusted; / They trusted and You rescued them.

Ps 22:5To You they cried out and were delivered; / In You they trusted and were not put to shame.

Ps 22:6But I am a worm and not a man, / A reproach of men and one despised by the people.

Ps 22:7All who see me deride me; / They sneer at me; they shake their heads, saying,

Ps 22:8He committed himself to Jehovah; let Him rescue him; / Let Him deliver him since He takes pleasure in him.

Ps 22:9But You are the One who drew me forth from the womb, / Who made me trust while at my mother’s breasts.

Ps 22:10I was cast upon You from birth; / From my mother’s womb You have been my God.

Ps 22:11Do not be far from me, / For trouble is near, / For there is none to help me.

Ps 22:12Many bulls surround me; / The mighty bulls of Bashan encompass me.

Ps 22:13They open their mouth at me, / Like a ravening and roaring lion.

Ps 22:14I am poured out like water, / And all my bones are out of joint. / My heart is like wax; / It is melted within me.

Ps 22:15My strength is dried up like a shard, / And my tongue is stuck to my jaws; / You have put me in the dust of death.

Ps 22:16For dogs surround me; / A company of evildoers encloses me; / They pierce my hands and feet.

Ps 22:17I count all my bones; / They look, they stare at me.

Ps 22:18They divide my garments to themselves, / And for my clothing they cast lots.

Ps 22:19But You, O Jehovah, be not far off; / O my help, hasten to aid me.

Ps 22:20Deliver my soul from the sword, / My precious life from the power of the dog;

Ps 22:21Save me from the mouth of the lion; / Indeed while I am in the horns of wild oxen, answer me.

Ps 22:22I will declare Your name to my brothers; / In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.

Ps 22:23You who fear Jehovah, praise Him! / All you seed of Jacob, glorify Him! / And stand in awe of Him, all you seed of Israel!

Ps 22:24For He has not despised nor detested / The affliction of him who is afflicted; / And He has not hidden His face from him; / But when he cried out to Him, He heard.

Ps 22:25From You comes my praise in the great assembly; / My vows will I pay before those who fear Him.

Ps 22:26The lowly will eat and be satisfied; / Those who seek after Jehovah will praise Him — / May your hearts live forever!

Ps 22:27All the ends of the earth / Will remember and return to Jehovah, / And all families of the nations / Will worship before You;

Ps 22:28For the kingdom is Jehovah’s, / And He rules among the nations.

Ps 22:29All the flourishing of the earth / Will eat and worship. / All who go down into the dust will bow down before Him, / Even he who does not keep his soul alive.

Ps 22:30A seed will serve Him; / That which concerns the Lord will be told to a coming generation.

Ps 22:31They will come and declare His righteousness / To a people yet to be born, that He has done this.

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