1 My God, my God,
why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping
me, and from the words of my roaring?
2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and
in the night season, and am not silent.
3 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
4 Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst
5 They cried unto 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
of the people.
7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the
lip, they shake the head saying,
8 He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him
deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.
9 But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make
me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.
10 I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from
my mother's belly.
11 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none
12 Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have
beset me round.
13 They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a
14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint:
my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
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 compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have
inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
17 I may tell 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.
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 unto 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 unto 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 unto the
LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before
28 For the kingdom is the LORD's: and he is the governor among
29 All they that be fat upon 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 unto
a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.