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15 My throat[a] is as dry as dust,
    and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth.
You have left me for dead in the dust.

16 An evil gang is around me;
    like a pack of dogs they close in on me;
    they tear at[b] my hands and feet.
17 All my bones can be seen.
    My enemies look at me and stare.

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  1. Psalm 22:15 Probable text throat; Hebrew strength.
  2. Psalm 22:16 Some ancient translations they tear at; others they tie; Hebrew like a lion.

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