To the leader: according to The Deer of the Dawn. A Psalm of David.
Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning?
and by night, but find no rest.
enthroned on the praises of Israel.
they trusted, and you delivered them.
in you they trusted, and were not put to shame.
scorned by others, and despised by the people.
they make mouths at me, they shake their heads;
let him rescue the one in whom he delights!”
you kept me safe on my mother’s breast.
and since my mother bore me you have been my God.
for trouble is near
and there is no one to help.
strong bulls of Bashan surround me;
like a ravening and roaring lion.
and all my bones are out of joint;
my heart is like wax;
it is melted within my breast;
15 my moutha is dried up like a potsherd,
and my tongue sticks to my jaws;
you lay me in the dust of death.
a company of evildoers encircles me.
My hands and feet have shriveled;b
They stare and gloat over me;
and for my clothing they cast lots.
O my help, come quickly to my aid!
my lifec from the power of the dog!
From the horns of the wild oxen you have rescuedd me.
22 I will tell of your name to my brothers and sisters;e
in the midst of the congregation I will praise you:
All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him;
stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!
the affliction of the afflicted;
he did not hide his face from me,f
but heard when Ig cried to him.
my vows I will pay before those who fear him.
26 The poorh shall eat and be satisfied;
those who seek him shall praise the Lord.
May your hearts live forever!
and turn to the Lord;
and all the families of the nations
shall worship before him.i
and he rules over the nations.
before him shall bow all who go down to the dust,
and I shall live for him.l
future generations will be told about the Lord,
31 andm proclaim his deliverance to a people yet unborn,
saying that he has done it.
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