|Ps 22:1 My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?
Why are You so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning? [Matt 27:46]
|Ps 22:2 O my God, I call out by day, but You do not answer;
And by night, but I find no rest nor quiet.
|Ps 22:3 But You are holy,
O You who are enthroned in [the holy place where] the praises of Israel [are offered].
|Ps 22:4 In You our fathers trusted [leaned on, relied on, and were confident];
They trusted and You rescued them.
|Ps 22:5 They cried out to You and were delivered;
They trusted in You and were not disappointed or ashamed.
|Ps 22:6 ¶ But I am [treated as] a worm [insignificant and powerless] and not a man;
I am the scorn of men and despised by the people. [Matt 27:39-44]
|Ps 22:7 All who see me laugh at me and mock me;
They [insultingly] open their lips, they shake their head, saying, [Matt 27:43]
|Ps 22:8 "He trusted and committed himself to the LORD, let Him save him.
Let Him rescue him, because He delights in him." [Matt 27:39, 43; Mark 15:29, 30; Luke 23:35]
|Ps 22:9 ¶ Yet You are He who pulled me out of the womb;
You made me trust when on my mother's breasts.
|Ps 22:10 I was cast upon You from birth;
From my mother's womb You have been my God.
|Ps 22:11 ¶ Do not be far from me, for trouble is near;
And there is no one to help.
|Ps 22:12 Many [enemies like] bulls have surrounded me;
Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me. [Ezek 39:18; Amos 4:1]
|Ps 22:13 They open wide their mouths against me,
Like a ravening and a roaring lion.
|Ps 22:14 I am poured out like water,
And all my bones are out of joint.
My heart is like wax;
It is melted [by anguish] within me.
|Ps 22:15 My strength is dried up like a fragment of clay pottery;
And my [dry] tongue clings to my jaws;
And You have laid me in the dust of death. [John 19:28]
|Ps 22:16 For [a pack of] dogs have surrounded me;
A gang of evildoers has encircled me,
They pierced my hands and my feet. [Is 53:7; John 19:37]
|Ps 22:17 I can count all my bones;
They look, they stare at me. [Luke 23:27, 35]
|Ps 22:18 They divide my clothing among them
And cast lots for my garment. [John 19:23, 24]
|Ps 22:19 ¶ But You, O LORD, do not be far from me;
O You my help, come quickly to my assistance.
|Ps 22:20 Rescue my life from the sword,
My only life from the paw of the dog (the executioner).
|Ps 22:21 Save me from the lion's mouth;
From the horns of the wild oxen You answer me.
|Ps 22:22 ¶ I will tell of Your name to my countrymen;
In the midst of the congregation I will praise You. [John 20:17; Rom 8:29; Heb 2:12]
|Ps 22:23 You who fear the LORD [with awe-inspired reverence], praise Him!
All you descendants of Jacob, honor Him.
Fear Him [with submissive wonder], all you descendants of Israel.
|Ps 22:24 For He has not despised nor detested the suffering of the afflicted;
Nor has He hidden His face from him;
But when he cried to Him for help, He listened.
|Ps 22:25 ¶ My praise will be of You in the great assembly.
I will pay my vows [made in the time of trouble] before those who [reverently] fear Him.
|Ps 22:26 The afflicted will eat and be satisfied;
Those who [diligently] seek Him and require Him [as their greatest need] will praise the LORD.
May your hearts live forever!
|Ps 22:27 All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD,
And all the families of the nations will bow down and worship before You,
|Ps 22:28 For the kingship and the kingdom are the LORD'S
And He rules over the nations.
|Ps 22:29 All the prosperous of the earth will eat and worship;
All those who go down to the dust (the dead) will bow before Him,
Even he who cannot keep his soul alive.
|Ps 22:30 Posterity will serve Him;
They will tell of the Lord to the next generation.
|Ps 22:31 They will come and declare His righteousness
To a people yet to be born--that He has done it [and that it is finished]. [John 19:30]