Psalms Chapter 22
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1 Dauid complaineth in great discouragement. 9 Hee prayeth in great distresse. 23 Hee praiseth God.
[To the chiefe Musician vpon Aijeleth Shahar. A Psalme of Dauid.] My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken mee? Why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?1
O my God, I crie in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.2
But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel!
Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliuer them.
They cryed vnto thee, and were deliuered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.
But I am a worme, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
All they that see me, laugh me to scorne: they shoote out the lippe, they shake the head, saying,7
He trusted on the Lord, that he would deliuer him: let him deliuer him, seeing he delighted in him.8
But thou art hee that tooke mee out of the wombe; thou didst make me hope, when I was vpon my mothers breasts.9
I was cast vpon thee from the wombe: thou art my God from my mothers belly.
Be not farre from me, for trouble is neere; for there is none to helpe.11
Many bulles haue compassed me: strong bulles of Bashan haue beset me round.
They gaped vpon me with their mouthes, as a rauening and a roaring Lyon.13
A prophecie of Christ.
I am powred out like water, and all my bones are out of ioynt: my heart is like waxe, it is melted in the middest of my bowels.14
My strength is dried vp like a potsheard: and my tongue cleaueth to my iawes; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
For dogges haue compassed me: the assembly of the wicked haue inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feete.16
I may tell all my bones: they looke and stare vpon me.
They part my garments among them, and cast lots vpon my vesture.
But be not thou farre from mee, O Lord; O my strength, hast thee to helpe me.
Deliuer my soule from the sword: my darling from the power of the dogge.20
Saue me from the lyons mouth: for thou hast heard me from the hornes of the vnicornes.
I will declare thy name vnto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.22
Yee that feare the Lord, praise him; all yee the seede of Iacob glorifie him, and feare him all yee the seede of Israel.
For he hath not despised, nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him, but when he cried vnto him, he heard.
My praise shalbe of thee, in the great congregation: I will pay my vowes, before them that feare him.
The meeke shall eate and be satisfied: they shall praise the Lord that seeke him; your heart shall liue for euer.
All the ends of the world shall remember, and turne vnto the Lord: and all the kinreds of the nations shall worship before thee.27
For the kingdome is the Lords: and he is the gouernour among the nations.
All they that be fat vpon earth shall eate and worship: all they that goe downe to the dust shall bow before him, and none can keepe aliue his owne soule.
A seed shall serue him; it shalbe accounted to the Lord for a generation.
They shall come, and shall declare his righteousnes vnto a people that shalbe borne, that he hath done this.
Psalms Chapter 22 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
1 Mat.27.46. Marc.15.34. , Heb. from my saluation.
2 Heb. there is no silence to me.
7 Mat.27. 39. , Heb. open.
8 Mat.27. 43. , Heb. hee rolled himselfe on the Lord. , Or, if he delight in him.
9 Or, keptst me in safety.
11 Heb. not a helper.
13 Heb. opened their mouthes against me.
14 Or, sundred.
16 Mat.27. 35. Mar.15. 24. Luc.23. 33. Ioh.19. 23. & 37.
20 Heb. my only one. , Heb. from the hand.
22 Luc.23. 34. Iohn. 19.24. Heb. 2.12.
27 Psal. 2.8. & 72.11. and 86.9.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania