David complaineth in great discouragement.
Psalms 22:1 To the Overseer, on 'The Hind of the Morning.'A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me? Far from my salvation, The words of my roaring? Psalms 22:2 My God, I call by day, and Thou answerest not, And by night, and there is no silence to me. Psalms 22:3 And Thou [art] holy, Sittingthe Praise of Israel. Psalms 22:4 In Thee did our fathers trustthey trusted, And Thou dost deliver them. Psalms 22:5 Unto Thee they cried, and were delivered, In Thee they trusted, and were not ashamed. Psalms 22:6 And I [am] a worm, and no man, A reproach of man, and despised of the people. Psalms 22:7 All beholding me do mock at me, They make free with the lipshake the head, Psalms 22:8 'Roll unto Jehovah, He doth deliver him, He doth deliver him, for he delighted in him.'
He prayeth in great distress.
Psalms 22:9 For thou [art] He bringing me forth from the womb, Causing me to trust, On the breasts of my mother. Psalms 22:10 On Thee I have been cast from the womb, From the belly of my mother Thou [art] my God. Psalms 22:11 Be not far from me, For adversity is near, for there is no helper. Psalms 22:12 Many bulls have surrounded me, Mighty ones of Bashan have compassed me, Psalms 22:13 They have opened against me their mouth, A lion tearing and roaring. Psalms 22:14 As waters I have been poured out, And separated themselves have all my bones, My heart hath been like wax, It is melted in the midst of my bowels. Psalms 22:15 Dried up as an earthen vessel is my power, And my tongue is cleaving to my jaws. Psalms 22:16 And to the dust of death thou appointest me, For surrounded me have dogs, A company of evil doers have compassed me, Piercing my hands and my feet. Psalms 22:17 I count all my bonesthey look expectingly, They look upon me, Psalms 22:18 They apportion my garments to themselves, And for my clothing they cause a lot to fall. Psalms 22:19 And Thou, O Jehovah, be not far off, O my strength, to help me haste. Psalms 22:20 Deliver from the sword my soul, From the paw of a dog mine only one. Psalms 22:21 Save me from the mouth of a lion:Andfrom the horns of the high places Thou hast answered me! Psalms 22:22 I declare Thy name to my brethren, In the midst of the assembly I praise Thee.
He praiseth God.
Psalms 22:23 Ye who fear Jehovah, praise ye Him, All the seed of Jacob, honour ye Him, And be afraid of Him, all ye seed of Israel. Psalms 22:24 For He hath not despised, nor abominated, The affliction of the afflicted, Nor hath He hidden His face from him, And in his crying unto Him He heareth. Psalms 22:25 Of Thee my praise [is] in the great assembly. My vows I complete before His fearers. Psalms 22:26 The humble do eat and are satisfied, Praise Jehovah do those seeking Him, Your heart doth live for ever. Psalms 22:27 Remember and return unto Jehovah, Do all ends of the earth, And before Thee bow themselves, Do all families of the nations, Psalms 22:28 For to Jehovah [is] the kingdom, And He is ruling among nations. Psalms 22:29 And the fat ones of earth have eaten, And they bow themselves, Before Him bow do all going down to dust, And he [who] hath not revived his soul. Psalms 22:30 A seed doth serve Him, It is declared of the Lord to the generation. Psalms 22:31 They come and declare His righteousness, To a people that is borne, that He hath made!