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To you they cried out and they escaped;
    in you they trusted and were not disappointed.(A)
[a]But I am a worm, not a man,
    scorned by men, despised by the people.(B)
All who see me mock me;
    they curl their lips and jeer;
    they shake their heads at me:(C)

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  1. 22:7 I am a worm, not a man: the psalmist’s sense of isolation and dehumanization, an important motif of Ps 22, is vividly portrayed here.