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1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?t
Why are you so faru from saving me,
so far from my cries of anguish?v
2 My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer,w
3 Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One;y
they trusted and you delivered them.a
5 To you they cried outb and were saved;
6 But I am a worme and not a man,
7 All who see me mock me;h
“let the Lord rescue him.k
Let him deliver him,l
since he delightsm in him.”
9 Yet you brought me out of the womb;n
you made me trusto in you, even at my mother’s breast.
10 From birthp I was cast on you;
from my mother’s womb you have been my God.
11 Do not be far from me,q
for trouble is nearr
and there is no one to help.s
strong bulls of Bashanv encircle me.
open their mouths widey against me.
and all my bones are out of joint.z
My heart has turned to wax;a
it has meltedb within me.
and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth;d
you lay me in the duste of death.
16 Dogsf surround me,
a pack of villains encircles me;
19 But you, Lord, do not be far from me.l
20 Deliver me from the sword,p
21 Rescue me from the mouth of the lions;s
save me from the horns of the wild oxen.t
23 You who fear the Lord, praise him!w
All you descendants of Jacob, honor him!x
Revere him,y all you descendants of Israel!
24 For he has not despisedz or scorned
the suffering of the afflicted one;a
he has not hidden his faceb from him
but has listened to his cry for help.c
25 From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly;d
26 The poor will eatf and be satisfied;
those who seek the Lord will praise him—g
may your hearts live forever!
27 All the ends of the earthh
will remember and turn to the Lord,
and all the families of the nations
will bow down before him,i
28 for dominion belongs to the Lordj
and he rules over the nations.
all who go down to the dustm will kneel before him—
those who cannot keep themselves alive.n
30 Posterityo will serve him;
future generationsp will be told about the Lord.
31 They will proclaim his righteousness,q
declaring to a people yet unborn:r
He has done it!s
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