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God’s Present Absence

But I am a worm and not a man,
scorned by men and despised by the people.
All who see me mock me. They sneer.
They shake their heads.
They say, “Trust in the Lord.”[a]
“Let the Lord deliver him.
Let him rescue him, if he delights in him.”[b]

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  1. Psalm 22:8 Literally roll [your troubles] to the Lord
  2. Psalm 22:8 The first part of the quotation is addressed to the suffering Messiah. The second part is addressed to their fellow mockers, so they are marked as two separate quotations.