A Cry of Anguish and a Song of Praise.
For the choir director; upon Aijeleth F191 Hashshahar. A Psalm of David.
1 My R562 God, my God, why have You forsaken me?
Far R563 F192 from my deliverance are the words of my groaning. R564 F193
2 O my God, I cry R565 by day, but You do not answer;
And by night, but I F194 have no rest.
3 Yet You R566 are holy,
O You who are F195 enthroned upon the R567 praises of Israel.
4 In You our fathers trusted; R568
They trusted and You delivered R569 them.
5 To You they cried out and were delivered;
In R570 You they trusted and were not disappointed. F196
6 But I am a worm R571 and not a man,
A reproach R572 of men and despised R573 by the people.
7 All who see me sneer R574 F197 at me;
They separate F198 with the lip, they wag R575 the head, saying,
8 "Commit F199 yourself to the LORD; let R576 Him deliver him;
Let Him rescue him, because He delights in him."
9 Yet You are He who brought R577 me forth from the womb;
You made me trust when upon my mother's breasts.
10 Upon You I was cast from R578 birth; F200
You have been my God from my mother's womb.
11 Be R579 not far from me, for trouble F201 is near;
For there is none R580 to help.
12 Many bulls R581 have surrounded me;
Strong bulls of Bashan R582 have encircled me.
13 They open R583 wide their mouth at me,
As a ravening and a roaring lion. R584
14 I am poured R585 out like water,
And all my bones R586 are out of joint;
My heart R587 is like wax;
It is melted within me. F202
15 My strength R588 is dried up like a potsherd,
And my R589 tongue cleaves to my jaws;
And You lay R590 me in F203 the dust of death.
16 For dogs R591 have surrounded me;
A F204 band of evildoers has encompassed me;
They F205 pierced R592 my hands and my feet.
17 I can count all my bones.
They R593 look, they stare at me;
18 They divide R594 my garments among them,
And for my clothing they cast lots.
19 But You, O LORD, be R595 not far off;
O You my help, hasten R596 to my assistance.
20 Deliver my soul F206 from the R597 sword,
My only R598 life from the power F207 of the dog.
21 Save me from the lion's R599 mouth;
From the horns of the wild R600 oxen You answer R601 me.
22 I will tell R602 of Your name to my brethren;
In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.
23 You R603 who fear the LORD, praise Him;
All you descendants F208 of Jacob, glorify R604 Him,
And stand R605 in awe of Him, all you descendants F208 of Israel.
24 For He has not R606 despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted;
Nor has He hidden R607 His face from him;
But when R608 he cried to Him for help, He heard.
25 From You comes my R609 praise in the great assembly;
I shall pay R610 my vows before those who fear Him.
26 The afflicted F209 will eat and be R611 satisfied;
Those who seek Him will praise R612 the LORD.
Let your heart R613 live forever!
27 All the ends R614 of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD,
And all the families R615 of the nations will worship before You. F210
28 For the kingdom R616 is the LORD'S
And He rules R617 over the nations.
29 All the prosperous R618 F211 of the earth will eat and worship,
All those who go R619 down to the dust will bow before Him,
Even he who cannot R620 F212 keep his soul alive.
30 Posterity R621 F213 will serve Him;
It will be told of the Lord to the R622 coming generation.
31 They will come and will R623 declare His righteousness
To a people who R624 will be born, that He has performed it.
F191: Lit make mention of; or praise the name
F192: Or O L\ORD/, save the king; answer us
F193: Or victory
F194: Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
F195: Or victory
F196: Lit blessings
F197: Or of your presence
F198: Lit fruit
F199: Lit seed
F200: Lit stretched out
F201: Lit make ready
F202: Lit the hind of the morning
F203: Or Why are You so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning?
F204: Lit roaring
F205: Lit there is no silence for me
F206: Or inhabit the praises
F207: Or ashamed
F208: Or mock me
F208: Or mock me
F209: I.e. make mouths at me
F210: Lit Roll; another reading is He committed himself
F211: Lit a womb
F212: Or distress
F213: Lit my inward parts
R562: Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34
R563: Psalms 10:1
R564: Job 1:3:24; Psalms 6:6; 32:3; 38:8
R565: Psalms 42:3; 88:1
R566: Psalms 99:9
R567: Deuteronomy 10:21; Psalms 148:14
R568: Psalms 78:53
R569: Psalms 107:6
R570: Isaiah 49:23
R571: Job 1:25:6; Isaiah 41:14
R572: Psalms 31:11
R573: Isaiah 49:7; 53:3
R574: Psalms 79:4; Isaiah 53:3; Luke 23:35
R575: Matthew 27:39; Mark 15:29
R576: Psalms 91:14; Matthew 27:43
R577: Psalms 71:5,6
R578: Isaiah 46:3; 49:1
R579: Psalms 71:12
R580: 2 Kings 14:26; Psalms 72:12; Isaiah 63:5
R581: Psalms 22:21; 68:30
R582: Deuteronomy 32:14; Amos 4:1
R583: Job 1:16:10; Psalms 35:21; Lamentations 2:16; 3:46
R584: Psalms 10:9; 17:12
R585: Job 1:30:16
R586: Psalms 31:10; Daniel 5:6
R587: Joshua 7:5; Job 1:23:16; Psalms 73:26; Nahum 2:10
R588: Psalms 38:10
R589: John 19:28
R590: Psalms 104:29
R591: Psalms 59:6,7
R592: Matthew 27:35; John 20:25
R593: Luke 23:27,35
R594: Matthew 27:35; Mark 15:24; Luke 23:34; John 19:24
R595: Psalms 22:11
R596: Psalms 70:5
R597: Psalms 37:14
R598: Psalms 35:17
R599: Psalms 22:13
R600: Psalms 22:12
R601: Psalms 34:4; 118:5; 120:1
R602: Psalms 40:10; Hebrews 2:12
R603: Psalms 135:19,20
R604: Psalms 86:12
R605: Psalms 33:8
R606: Psalms 69:33
R607: Psalms 27:9; 69:17; 102:2
R608: Psalms 31:22; Hebrews 5:7
R609: Psalms 35:18; 40:9,10
R610: Psalms 61:8; Ecclesiastes 5:4
R611: Psalms 107:9
R612: Psalms 40:16
R613: Psalms 69:32
R614: Psalms 2:8; 82:8
R615: Psalms 86:9
R616: Psalms 47:7; Obadiah 1:1:21; Zechariah 14:9; Matthew 6:13
R617: Psalms 47:8
R618: Psalms 17:10; 45:12; Habakkuk 1:16
R619: Psalms 28:1; Isaiah 26:19
R620: Psalms 89:48
R621: Psalms 102:28
R622: Psalms 102:18
R623: Psalms 40:9; 71:18
R624: Psalms 78:6