1 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken
me, and art so far from mine health, and from the
words of my roaring?
2 O my God, I cry by day, but thou hearest not:
and by night, but have no audience.
3 But thou art holy, and dost inhabit the praises
of Israel.
4 Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and
thou didst deliver them.
5 They called upon thee, and were delivered: they
trusted in thee, and were not confounded.
6 But I am a worm, and not a man: a shame of
men, and the contempt of the people.
7 All they that see me, have me in derision: they
make a mow and nod the head, saying,
8 He trusted in the Lord, let him deliver him:
let him save him, seeing he loveth him.
9 But thou didst draw me out of the womb:
thou gavest me hope, even at my mother’s breasts.
10 I was cast upon thee, even from the womb:
thou art my God from my mother’s belly.
11 Be not far from me, because trouble is near:
for there is none to help me.
12 Many young bulls have compassed me: mighty
bulls of Bashan have closed me about.
13 They gape upon me with their mouths, as a
ramping and roaring lion.
14 I am like water poured out, and all my bones
are out of joint: mine heart is like wax: it is molten
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, and the assembly
of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced mine
hands and my feet.
17 I may tell all my bones, yet they behold, and
look upon me.
18 They part my garments among them, and cast
lots upon my vesture.
19 But be not thou far off, O Lord, my strength:
hasten to help me.
20 Deliver my soul from the sword: my desolate
soul from the power of the dog.
21 Save me from the lion’s mouth, and answer
me in saving 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, saying,
23 Praise the Lord, ye that fear him: magnify ye
him, all the seed of Jacob, and fear ye him all the
seed of Israel.
24 For he hath not despised nor abhorred the
affliction of the poor: neither hath he hid his face
from him, but when he called unto him, he heard.
25 My praise shall be of thee in the great Congregation:
my vows will I perform before them that
fear him.
26 The poor shall eat and be satisfied: they that
seek after the Lord, shall praise him: your heart shall
live forever.
27 All the ends of the world shall remember
themselves 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 ruleth
among the nations.
29 All they that be fat in the earth shall eat and
worship: all they that go down into the dust, shall
bow before him, even he that cannot quicken his
own soul.
30 Their seed shall serve him: it shall be counted
unto the Lord for a generation.
31 They shall come and shall declare his righteousness
unto a people that shall be born, because he
hath done it.

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