To the Chief Musician. Set to 1“The Deer of the Dawn.” A Psalm of David.
1 My aGod, My God, why have You forsaken Me?
Why are You so far from helping Me,
And from the words of My groaning?
And in the night season, and am not silent.
Enthroned in the bpraises of Israel.
They trusted, and You delivered them.
cThey trusted in You, and were not ashamed.
6 But I am da worm, and no man;
eA reproach of men, and despised by the people.
7 fAll those who see Me ridicule Me;
They 2shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
hLet Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him!”
9 iBut You are He who took Me out of the womb;
You made Me trust while on My mother’s breasts.
From My mother’s womb
jYou have been My God.
For trouble is near;
For there is none to help.
12 kMany bulls have surrounded Me;
Strong bulls of lBashan have encircled Me.
Like a raging and roaring lion.
nAnd all My bones are out of joint;
My heart is like wax;
It has melted 5within Me.
15 oMy strength is dried up like a potsherd,
And pMy tongue clings to My jaws;
You have brought Me to the dust of death.
The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me.
rThey look and stare at Me.
18 sThey divide My garments among them,
And for My clothing they cast lots.
O My Strength, hasten to help Me!
21 uSave Me from the lion’s mouth
And from the horns of the wild oxen!
vYou have answered Me.
In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.
23 yYou who fear the Lord, praise Him!
All you 8descendants of Jacob, glorify Him,
And fear Him, all you offspring of Israel!
Nor has He hidden His face from Him;
But zwhen He cried to Him, He heard.
25 aMy praise shall be of You in the great assembly;
bI will pay My vows before those who fear Him.
Those who seek Him will praise the Lord.
Let your heart live forever!
Shall remember and turn to the Lord,
And all the families of the 9nations
Shall worship before 1You.
28 cFor the kingdom is the Lord’s,
And He rules over the nations.
29 dAll the prosperous of the earth
Shall eat and worship;
Shall bow before Him,
Even he who cannot keep himself alive.
It will be recounted of the Lord to the next generation,
That He has done this.
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