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Psalm 22:11–18

11  Be not nfar from me,

for trouble is near,

and there is onone to help.

12  Many bulls encompass me;

pstrong bulls of qBashan surround me;

13  they ropen wide their mouths at me,

like a ravening and roaring lion.

14  I am spoured out like water,

and all my bones are tout of joint;

my uheart is like vwax;

it is melted within my breast;

15  my strength is wdried up like a potsherd,

and my xtongue sticks to my jaws;

you lay me in the dust of death.

16  For ydogs encompass me;

a company of evildoers zencircles me;

they have apierced my hands and feet2

17  I can count all my bones—

they bstare and gloat over me;

18  cthey divide my garments among them,

and for my clothing they cast lots.

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Psalm 22:11–18 — The New International Version (NIV)

11 Do not be far from me,

for trouble is near

and there is no one to help.

12 Many bulls surround me;

strong bulls of Bashan encircle me.

13 Roaring lions that tear their prey

open their mouths wide against me.

14 I am poured out like water,

and all my bones are out of joint.

My heart has turned to wax;

it has melted within me.

15 My mouth is dried up like a potsherd,

and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth;

you lay me in the dust of death.

16 Dogs surround me,

a pack of villains encircles me;

they pierce my hands and my feet.

17 All my bones are on display;

people stare and gloat over me.

18 They divide my clothes among them

and cast lots for my garment.

Psalm 22:11–18 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

11 Be not far from me; for trouble is near;

For there is none to help.

12 Many bulls have compassed me:

Strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.

13 They gaped upon me with their mouths,

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 in the midst of my bowels.

15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd;

And my tongue cleaveth to my jaws;

And thou hast brought me into the dust of death.

16 For dogs have compassed me:

The assembly of the wicked have inclosed me:

They pierced my hands and my feet.

17 I may tell all my bones:

They look and stare upon me.

18 They part my garments among them,

And cast lots upon my vesture.

Psalm 22:11–18 — New Living Translation (NLT)

11 Do not stay so far from me,

for trouble is near,

and no one else can help me.

12 My enemies surround me like a herd of bulls;

fierce bulls of Bashan have hemmed me in!

13 Like lions they open their jaws against me,

roaring and tearing into their prey.

14 My life is poured out like water,

and all my bones are out of joint.

My heart is like wax,

melting within me.

15 My strength has dried up like sunbaked clay.

My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth.

You have laid me in the dust and left me for dead.

16 My enemies surround me like a pack of dogs;

an evil gang closes in on me.

They have pierced my hands and feet.

17 I can count all my bones.

My enemies stare at me and gloat.

18 They divide my garments among themselves

and throw dice for my clothing.

Psalm 22:11–18 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

11 Be not far from Me,

For trouble is near;

For there is none to help.

12 Many bulls have surrounded Me;

Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled Me.

13 They gape at Me with their mouths,

Like a raging and roaring lion.

14 I am poured out like water,

And all My bones are out of joint;

My heart is like wax;

It has melted within Me.

15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd,

And My tongue clings to My jaws;

You have brought Me to the dust of death.

16 For dogs have surrounded Me;

The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me.

They pierced My hands and My feet;

17 I can count all My bones.

They look and stare at Me.

18 They divide My garments among them,

And for My clothing they cast lots.

Psalm 22:11–18 — New Century Version (NCV)

11 So don’t be far away from me.

Now trouble is near,

and there is no one to help.

12 People have surrounded me like angry bulls.

Like the strong bulls of Bashan, they are on every side.

13 Like hungry, roaring lions

they open their mouths at me.

14 My strength is gone,

like water poured out onto the ground,

and my bones are out of joint.

My heart is like wax;

it has melted inside me.

15 My strength has dried up like a clay pot,

and my tongue sticks to the top of my mouth.

You laid me in the dust of death.

16 Evil people have surrounded me;

like dogs they have trapped me.

They have bitten my arms and legs.

17 I can count all my bones;

people look and stare at me.

18 They divided my clothes among them,

and they threw lots for my clothing.

Psalm 22:11–18 — American Standard Version (ASV)

11 Be not far from me; for trouble is near;

For there is none to help.

12 Many bulls have compassed me;

Strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.

13 They gape upon me with their mouth,

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 a potsherd;

And my tongue cleaveth to my jaws;

And thou hast brought me into the dust of death.

16 For dogs have compassed me:

A company of evil-doers have inclosed 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 upon my vesture do they cast lots.

Psalm 22:11–18 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

11 Be not far from me, for trouble is near; for there is none to help. 12 Many bulls have encompassed me; Bashan’s strong ones have beset me round. 13 They gape upon me with their mouth, 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 become like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. 15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaveth to my palate; and thou hast laid me in the dust of death. 16 For dogs have encompassed me; an assembly of evil-doers have surrounded me: they pierced my hands and my feet. 17 I may count all my bones. They look, they stare upon me; 18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

Psalm 22:11–18 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

11 Do not be so far away from me. 

Trouble is near, and there is no one to help. 

12 Many bulls have surrounded me. 

Strong bulls from Bashan have encircled me. 

13 They have opened their mouths to attack me 

like ferocious, roaring lions. 

14 I am poured out like water, 

and all my bones are out of joint. 

My heart is like wax. 

It has melted within me. 

15 My strength is dried up like pieces of broken pottery. 

My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. 

You lay me down in the dust of death. 

16 Dogs have surrounded me. 

A mob has encircled me. 

They have pierced my hands and feet. 

17 I can count all my bones. 

People stare. 

They gloat over me. 

18 They divide my clothes among themselves. 

They throw dice for my clothing. 

Psalm 22:11–18 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

11 Do not be far from me, because distress is near

and there is no one to help.

12 Many bulls surround me;

strong ones of Bashan encircle me.

13 They open their mouths against me—

lions, mauling and roaring.

14 I am poured out like water,

and all my bones are disjointed;

my heart is like wax,

melting within me.

15 My strength is dried up like baked clay;

my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth.

You put me into the dust of death.

16 For dogs have surrounded me;

a gang of evildoers has closed in on me;

they pierced my hands and my feet.

17 I can count all my bones;

people look and stare at me.

18 They divided my garments among themselves,

and they cast lots for my clothing.

Psalm 22:11–18 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

11 Do not be far from me,

for trouble is near

and there is no one to help.

12 Many bulls encircle me,

strong bulls of Bashan surround me;

13 they open wide their mouths at me,

like a ravening and 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 my breast;

15 my mouth is dried up like a potsherd,

and my tongue sticks to my jaws;

you lay me in the dust of death.

16 For dogs are all around me;

a company of evildoers encircles me.

My hands and feet have shriveled;

17 I can count all my bones.

They stare and gloat over me;

18 they divide my clothes among themselves,

and for my clothing they cast lots.

Psalm 22:11–18 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

11 Do not be far from me

because trouble is near;

because there is no helper.

12 Many bulls have encircled me;

mighty bulls of Bashan have surrounded me.

13 They open their mouth against me

like a lion tearing and roaring.

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 dry like a potsherd,

and my tongue is sticking to my jaws;

and you have placed me in the dust of death.

16 Because dogs have surrounded me;

a gang of evildoers has encircled me.

Like the lion they are at my hands and my feet.

17 I can count all my bones;

they gaze, they look at me.

18 They divide my garments among them,

and for my clothing they cast lots.

Psalm 22:11–18 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

11 Don’t be far away from me.

Trouble is near,

and there is no one to help me.

12 Many enemies are all around me.

They are like strong bulls from the land of Bashan.

13 They are like roaring lions that tear to pieces what they kill.

They open their mouths wide to attack me.

14 My strength is like water that is poured out on the ground.

I feel as if my bones aren’t connected.

My heart has turned to wax.

It has melted away inside me.

15 My strength is dried up like a piece of broken pottery.

My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth.

You bring me down to the edge of the grave.

16 A group of sinful people has closed in on me.

They are all around me like a pack of dogs.

They have pierced my hands and my feet.

17 I can see all of my bones right through my skin.

People stare at me. They laugh when I suffer.

18 They divide up my clothes among them.

They cast lots for what I am wearing.

Psalm 22:11–18 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

11 Be not far from me, for trouble is near;

For there is none to help.

12 Many bulls have surrounded me;

Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me.

13 They open wide their mouth at 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 a potsherd,

And my tongue cleaves to my jaws;

And You lay me in the dust of death.

16 For dogs have surrounded me;

A band of evildoers has encompassed me;

They pierced my hands and my feet.

17 I can count all my bones.

They look, they stare at me;

18 They divide my garments among them,

And for my clothing they cast lots.