1 To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? Aijeleth…: or, the hind of the morning helping…: Heb. my salvation
2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent. am…: Heb. there is no silence to me
3 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
4 Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.
5 They cried to thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.
6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised by the people.
7 All they that see me mock me: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, shoot…: Heb. open
8 He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him. He trusted…: Heb. He rolled himself on seeing…: or, if he delight in
9 But thou art he that brought me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother’s breasts. didst…: or, kept me in safety
10 I was cast upon thee from my birth: thou art my God from my mother’s womb.
11 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help. none…: Heb. not a helper
12 Many bulls have surrounded me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me all round.
13 They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion. gaped…: Heb. opened their mouths against me
14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted within me. out of…: or, sundered
15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
16 For dogs have surrounded me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
17 I may count all my bones: they look and stare upon me.
18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
19 But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me.
20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog. my darling: Heb. my only one power: Heb. hand
21 Save me from the lion’s mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.
22 I will declare thy name to my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
23 Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.
24 For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried to him, he heard.
25 My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.
26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.
27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
28 For the kingdom is the LORD’S: and he is the governor among the nations.
29 All the prosperous of the earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.
30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness to a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.