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Anti-Missionary Study Hall
AMSH - Psalm 22

Psalms Chapter 22

1 For the Leader; upon Aijeleth ha-Shahar. A Psalm of David.
2 My G-d, my G-d, why hast Thou forsaken me, and art far from my help at the words of my cry? 3 O my G-d, I call by day, but Thou answerest not; and at night, and there is no surcease for me. 4 Yet Thou art holy, O Thou that art enthroned upon the praises of Israel. 5 In Thee did our fathers trust; they trusted, and Thou didst deliver them. 6 Unto Thee they cried, and escaped; in Thee did they trust, and were not ashamed.7 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. 8 All they that see me laugh me to scorn; they shoot out the lip, they shake the head: 9 'Let him commit himself unto the L-RD! let Him rescue him; let Him deliver him, seeing He delighteth in him.' 10 For Thou art He that took me out of the womb; Thou madest me trust when I was upon my mother's breasts. 11 Upon Thee I have been cast from my birth; Thou art my God from my mother's womb.  12 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help. 13 Many bulls have encompassed me; strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round. 14 They open wide their mouth against me, as a ravening and a roaring lion. 15 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; {N} my heart is become like wax; it is melted in mine inmost parts. 16 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my throat; and Thou layest me in the dust of death. 17 For dogs have encompassed me; a company of evil-doers have inclosed me; like a lion, they are at my hands and my feet. 18 I may count all my bones; they look and gloat over me.  19 They part my garments among them, and for my vesture do they cast lots. 20 But Thou, O L-RD, be not far off; O Thou my strength, hasten to help me. 21 Deliver my soul from the sword; mine only one from the power of the dog. 22 Save me from the lion's mouth; yea, from the horns of the wild-oxen do Thou answer me. 23 I will declare Thy name unto my brethren; in the midst of the congregation will I praise Thee. 24 'Ye that fear the L-RD, praise Him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify Him; {N} and stand in awe of Him, all ye the seed of Israel. 25 For He hath not despised nor abhorred the lowliness of the poor; neither hath He hid His face from him; {N} but when he cried unto Him, He heard.' 26 From Thee cometh my praise in the great congregation; I will pay my vows before them that fear Him. 27 Let the humble eat and be satisfied; let them praise the L-RD that seek after Him; {N} may your heart be quickened for ever! 28 All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn unto the L-RD; {N} and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before Thee. 29 For the kingdom is the L-RD'S; and He is the ruler over the nations. 30 All the fat ones of the earth shall eat and worship; all they that go down to the dust shall kneel before Him, {N} even he that cannot keep his soul alive. 31 A seed shall serve him; it shall be told of the L-rd unto the next generation. 32 They shall come and shall declare His righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that He hath done it. {P}

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