Why are you so far away when I groan for help?
Every night I lift my voice, but I find no relief.
enthroned on the praises of Israel.
and you rescued them.
They trusted in you and were never disgraced.
I am scorned and despised by all!
They sneer and shake their heads, saying,
Then let the Lord save him!
If the Lord loves him so much,
let the Lord rescue him!”
and led me to trust you at my mother’s breast.
You have been my God from the moment I was born.
for trouble is near,
and no one else can help me.
fierce bulls of Bashan have hemmed me in!
roaring and tearing into their prey.
and all my bones are out of joint.
My heart is like wax,
melting within me.
My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth.
You have laid me in the dust and left me for dead.
an evil gang closes in on me.
They have pierced* my hands and feet.
My enemies stare at me and gloat.
and throw dice* for my clothing.
You are my strength; come quickly to my aid!
spare my precious life from these dogs.
and from the horns of these wild oxen.
22 I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters.*
I will praise you among your assembled people.
Honor him, all you descendants of Jacob!
Show him reverence, all you descendants of Israel!
He has not turned his back on them,
but has listened to their cries for help.
I will fulfill my vows in the presence of those who worship you.
All who seek the Lord will praise him.
Their hearts will rejoice with everlasting joy.
All the families of the nations will bow down before him.
He rules all the nations.
Bow before him, all who are mortal,
all whose lives will end as dust.
Future generations will hear about the wonders of the Lord.
They will hear about everything he has done.
22:16 As in some Hebrew manuscripts and Greek and Syriac versions; most Hebrew manuscripts read They are like a lion at.
22:18 Hebrew cast lots.
22:22 Hebrew my brothers.