“I will announce the [a]decree of the Lord:
He said to Me, ‘You are (A)My Son,
Today I have fathered You.
Ask it of Me, and (B)I will certainly give (C)the [b]nations as Your inheritance,
And the (D)ends of the earth as Your possession.
You shall [c](E)break them with a [d]rod of iron,
You shall (F)shatter them like [e]earthenware.’”

10 Now then, you kings, (G)use insight;
Let yourselves be instructed, you [f]judges of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with [g](H)reverence
And rejoice with (I)trembling.
12 [h]Kiss (J)the Son, that He not be angry and you perish on the way,
For (K)His wrath may be kindled quickly.
How blessed are all who (L)take refuge in Him!

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  1. Psalm 2:7 Or decree: The Lord said to Me
  2. Psalm 2:8 Or Gentiles
  3. Psalm 2:9 Another reading is rule
  4. Psalm 2:9 Or scepter; or staff
  5. Psalm 2:9 Lit potter’s ware
  6. Psalm 2:10 Or leaders
  7. Psalm 2:11 Or fear
  8. Psalm 2:12 I.e., probably kiss the feet of the Son

33 that God has fulfilled this promise to those of us who are the descendants by (A)raising Jesus, as it is also written in the second Psalm: ‘(B)You are My Son; today I have fathered You.’

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10 For You (A)will not abandon my soul to [a]Sheol;
You will not [b](B)allow Your [c]Holy One to [d]undergo decay.

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  1. Psalm 16:10 I.e., the netherworld
  2. Psalm 16:10 Lit give
  3. Psalm 16:10 Or godly one
  4. Psalm 16:10 Or see corruption; or the pit

27 For You will not abandon my soul to (A)Hades,
(B)Nor will You [a]allow Your [b]Holy One to [c]undergo decay.

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  1. Acts 2:27 Lit give
  2. Acts 2:27 Or Devout; or Pious
  3. Acts 2:27 Lit see corruption

A Cry of Anguish and a Song of Praise.

For the music director; upon [a]Aijeleth Hashshahar. A Psalm of David.

22 (A)My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?
(B)Far from my [b]help are the words of my [c](C)groaning.
My God, I (D)cry out by day, but You do not answer;
And by night, but [d]I have no rest.
Yet (E)You are holy,
You who [e]are enthroned upon (F)the praises of Israel.
In You our fathers (G)trusted;
They trusted and You (H)rescued them.
To You they cried out and they fled to safety;
(I)In You they trusted and were not [f]disappointed.

But I am a (J)worm and not a person,
A (K)disgrace of mankind and (L)despised by the people.
All who see me (M)deride me;
They [g]sneer, they (N)shake their heads, saying,
[h]Turn [i]him over to the Lord; (O)let Him save him;
Let Him rescue him, because He delights in him.”

Yet You are He who (P)brought me forth from the womb;
You made me trust when upon my mother’s breasts.
10 I was cast upon You (Q)from [j]birth;
You have been my God from my mother’s womb.

11 (R)Do not be far from me, for [k]trouble is near;
For there is (S)no one to help.
12 Many (T)bulls have surrounded me;
Strong bulls of (U)Bashan have encircled me.
13 They (V)open their mouths wide at me,
As a ravening and roaring (W)lion.
14 I am (X)poured out like water,
And all my (Y)bones are out of joint;
My (Z)heart is like wax;
It is melted within [l]me.
15 My (AA)strength is dried up like a piece of pottery,
And (AB)my tongue clings to my jaws;
And You (AC)lay me [m]in the dust of death.
16 For (AD)dogs have surrounded me;
[n]A band of evildoers has encompassed me;
[o]They (AE)pierced my hands and my feet.
17 I can count all my bones.
(AF)They look, they stare at me;
18 They (AG)divide my garments among them,
And they cast lots for my clothing.

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  1. Psalm 22 Title Lit the doe of the morning
  2. Psalm 22:1 Or deliverance
  3. Psalm 22:1 Lit screaming
  4. Psalm 22:2 Lit there is no silence for me
  5. Psalm 22:3 Or inhabit the praises
  6. Psalm 22:5 Or ashamed
  7. Psalm 22:7 Lit open with the lip
  8. Psalm 22:8 Lit Roll...away to
  9. Psalm 22:8 Or it
  10. Psalm 22:10 Lit a womb
  11. Psalm 22:11 Or distress
  12. Psalm 22:14 Lit my inward parts
  13. Psalm 22:15 Lit to
  14. Psalm 22:16 Or An assembly
  15. Psalm 22:16 Another reading is Like a lion, my...

34 (A)they gave Him (B)wine mixed with [a]bile to drink; and after tasting it, He was unwilling to drink it.

35 And when they had crucified Him, (C)they divided His garments among themselves by casting [b]lots. 36 And sitting down, they began to (D)keep watch over Him there. 37 And above His head they put up the charge against Him [c]which read, “(E)THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.”

38 At that time two [d]rebels *were being crucified with Him, one on the right and one on the left. 39 And those passing by were [e]speaking abusively to Him, (F)shaking their heads, 40 and saying, “(G)You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save Yourself! (H)If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross.” 41 In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes and elders, were mocking Him and saying, 42 (I)He saved others; [f]He cannot save Himself! (J)He is the King of Israel; let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe in Him. 43 (K)He has trusted in God; let God rescue Him now, if He [g]takes pleasure in Him; for He said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” 44 (L)And the [h]rebels who had been crucified with Him were also insulting Him in the same way.

45 (M)Now from the [i]sixth hour darkness [j]fell upon all the land until the [k]ninth hour. 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, (N)Eli, Eli, lema sabaktanei?” that is, My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”

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  1. Matthew 27:34 Prob. referring to the taste of myrrh, added to lessen pain
  2. Matthew 27:35 Lit a lot
  3. Matthew 27:37 Lit written
  4. Matthew 27:38 Or robbers
  5. Matthew 27:39 Or blaspheming
  6. Matthew 27:42 Or can He not save Himself?
  7. Matthew 27:43 Or desires;
  8. Matthew 27:44 Or robbers
  9. Matthew 27:45 I.e., noon
  10. Matthew 27:45 Lit occurred
  11. Matthew 27:45 I.e., 3 p.m.

A Cry of Distress and a Curse on Adversaries.

For the music director; according to [a]Shoshannim. A Psalm of David.

69 Save me, God,
For the (A)waters have [b]threatened my life.
I have sunk in deep (B)mud, and there is no foothold;
I have come into deep waters, and a [c](C)flood overflows me.
I am (D)weary with my crying; my throat is parched;
My (E)eyes fail while I wait for my God.
Those (F)who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head;
Those who would [d]destroy me (G)are powerful, those who oppose me with lies;
(H)What I did not steal, I then have to restore.

God, You know (I)my foolishness,
And (J)my guilt is not hidden from You.
May those who wait for You not (K)be ashamed because of me, Lord [e]God of armies;
May those who seek You not be dishonored because of me, God of Israel,
Because (L)for Your sake I have endured disgrace;
(M)Dishonor has covered my face.
I have become (N)estranged [f]from my brothers,
And a stranger to my mother’s sons.
For (O)zeal for Your house has consumed me,
And (P)the taunts of those who taunt You have fallen on me.
10 When I wept (Q)in my soul with fasting,
It became my (R)disgrace.
11 When I made (S)sackcloth my clothing,
I became (T)a proverb to them.
12 Those who (U)sit in the gate talk about me,
And (V)songs of mockery by those habitually drunk are about me.

13 But as for me, my prayer is to You, Lord, (W)at an acceptable time;
God, in the (X)greatness of Your mercy,
Answer me with [g]Your saving truth.
14 Rescue me from the (Y)mud and do not let me sink;
May I be (Z)rescued from those who hate me, and from the (AA)depths of water.
15 May the [h](AB)flood of water not overflow me
Nor the deep swallow me up,
Nor the (AC)pit close its mouth on me.

16 Answer me, Lord, for (AD)Your mercy is good;
(AE)According to the greatness of Your compassion, (AF)turn to me,
17 And (AG)do not hide Your face from Your servant,
For I am (AH)in distress; answer me quickly.
18 Come near to my soul and (AI)redeem it;
(AJ)Ransom me because of my enemies!
19 You know my (AK)disgrace, my shame, and my dishonor;
All my enemies are [i]known to You.

20 Disgrace has (AL)broken my heart, and I am so sick.
And (AM)I waited for sympathy, but there was none;
And for (AN)comforters, but I found none.
21 They also gave me [j](AO)a bitter herb in my food,
And for my thirst they (AP)gave me vinegar to drink.

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  1. Psalm 69 Title Or possibly Lilies
  2. Psalm 69:1 Lit come up to my soul
  3. Psalm 69:2 Lit flowing stream
  4. Psalm 69:4 Or silence
  5. Psalm 69:6 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord
  6. Psalm 69:8 Lit to
  7. Psalm 69:13 Or the faithfulness of Your salvation
  8. Psalm 69:15 Lit stream
  9. Psalm 69:19 Lit before You
  10. Psalm 69:21 Or poison

28 After this, Jesus, (A)knowing that all things had already been accomplished, (B)in order that the Scripture would be fulfilled, *said, (C)I am thirsty.” 29 A jar full of sour wine was standing there; so (D)they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a branch of hyssop and brought it up to His mouth. 30 Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, (E)It is finished!” And He bowed His head and (F)gave up His spirit.

Care of the Body of Jesus

31 Now then, since it was (G)the day of preparation, to prevent (H)the bodies from remaining on the cross on the Sabbath ([a]for that Sabbath was a (I)high day), the Jews requested of Pilate that their legs be broken, and the bodies be taken away. 32 So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first man, and of the other who was (J)crucified with Him; 33 but after they came to Jesus, when they saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. 34 Yet one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately (K)blood and water came out. 35 And he who has seen has (L)testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you also may believe. 36 For these things took place (M)so that the Scripture would be fulfilled: “(N)Not a bone of Him shall be [b]broken.” 37 And again another Scripture says, “(O)They will look at Him whom they pierced.”

38 Now (P)after these things Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but a (Q)secret one for (R)fear of the [c]Jews, requested of Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate granted permission. So he came and took away His body. 39 (S)Nicodemus, who had first come to Him by night, also came, (T)bringing a [d]mixture of (U)myrrh and aloes, about a [e](V)hundred litras weight. 40 So they took the body of Jesus and (W)bound it in (X)linen wrappings with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews. 41 Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden was a (Y)new tomb (Z)in which no one had yet been laid. 42 Therefore because of the Jewish day of (AA)preparation, since the tomb was (AB)nearby, they laid Jesus there.

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  1. John 19:31 Lit for the day of that Sabbath was great
  2. John 19:36 Or crushed; or shattered
  3. John 19:38 I.e., the Jewish leaders
  4. John 19:39 Two early mss package of
  5. John 19:39 I.e., Roman libras (about 75 lb. or 34 kg)

The Reign of the Righteous King.

A Psalm of Solomon.

72 Give the king (A)Your judgments, God,
And (B)Your righteousness to the king’s son.
[a]May [b]he (C)judge Your people with righteousness
And [c](D)Your afflicted with justice.
[d]May the mountains bring [e](E)peace to the people,
And the hills, in righteousness.
[f]May he (F)vindicate the [g]afflicted of the people,
Save the children of the needy,
And crush the oppressor.

[h]May they fear You (G)while the sun shines,
And [i]as long as the moon shines, throughout all generations.
[j]May he come down (H)like rain upon the mown grass,
Like (I)showers that water the earth.
[k]May the (J)righteous flourish in his days,
As well as an (K)abundance of peace, until the moon is no more.

May he also rule (L)from sea to sea,
And from the Euphrates River to the ends of the earth.
[l]May (M)the nomads of the desert (N)bow before him,
And his enemies (O)lick the dust.
10 [m]May the kings of (P)Tarshish and of the [n](Q)islands bring gifts;
May the kings of (R)Sheba and (S)Seba (T)offer tributes.
11 [o]And may all (U)kings bow down before him,
All (V)nations serve him.

12 For he will (W)save the needy when he cries for help,
The [p]afflicted also, and him who has no helper.
13 He will have (X)compassion on the poor and needy,
And he will save the [q]lives of the needy.
14 He will [r](Y)rescue their [s]life from oppression and violence,
And their blood will be (Z)precious in his sight;
15 So may he live, and may the (AA)gold of Sheba be given to him;
And [t]they are to pray for him continually;
[u]They are to bless him all day long.

16 May there be abundance of grain on the earth on top of the mountains;
Its fruit will wave like the cedars of (AB)Lebanon;
And may those from the city flourish like the (AC)vegetation of the earth.
17 May his (AD)name endure forever;
May his name produce descendants [v](AE)as long as the sun shines;
And may people (AF)wish blessings on themselves by him;
(AG)May all nations call him blessed.

18 (AH)Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel,
Who alone (AI)works wonders.
19 And blessed be His (AJ)glorious name forever;
And may the whole (AK)earth be filled with His glory.
(AL)Amen and Amen.

20 The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.


  1. Psalm 72:2 Or He will judge
  2. Psalm 72:2 Many of the pronouns in this Psalm may be rendered He since the typical reference is to the Messiah
  3. Psalm 72:2 Or Your humble
  4. Psalm 72:3 Or The mountains will bring
  5. Psalm 72:3 Or prosperity
  6. Psalm 72:4 Or He will vindicate
  7. Psalm 72:4 Or humble
  8. Psalm 72:5 Or They will fear
  9. Psalm 72:5 Lit before the moon
  10. Psalm 72:6 Or He will come down
  11. Psalm 72:7 Or The righteous will flourish
  12. Psalm 72:9 Or The nomads...will bow
  13. Psalm 72:10 Or The kings...will bring
  14. Psalm 72:10 Or coastlands
  15. Psalm 72:11 Or All kings will bow down
  16. Psalm 72:12 Or humble
  17. Psalm 72:13 Lit souls
  18. Psalm 72:14 Lit redeem
  19. Psalm 72:14 Lit soul
  20. Psalm 72:15 Lit he is to
  21. Psalm 72:15 Lit He is to
  22. Psalm 72:17 Lit before the sun

The Lord Gives Dominion to the King.

A Psalm of David.

110 (A)The Lord says to my Lord:
(B)Sit at My right hand
Until I make (C)Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”

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43 He *said to them, “Then [a]how does David [b](A)in the Spirit call Him ‘Lord,’ saying,

44 (B)The Lord said to my Lord,
Sit at My right hand,
Until I put Your enemies under Your feet”’?

45 Therefore, if David calls Him ‘Lord,’ [c]how is He his son?” 46 (C)No one was able to offer Him a word in answer, nor did anyone dare from that day on to ask Him any more questions.

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  1. Matthew 22:43 Or in what sense does
  2. Matthew 22:43 I.e., by inspiration
  3. Matthew 22:45 Or in what sense is

22 A (A)stone which the builders rejected
Has become the [a]chief cornerstone.
23 This came about from the Lord;
It is marvelous in our eyes.
24 This is the day which the Lord has made;
Let’s (B)rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Please, O Lord, (C)do save us;
Please, O Lord, do send (D)prosperity!
26 (E)Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord;
We have (F)blessed you from the house of the Lord.
27 (G)The Lord is God, and He has given us (H)light;
Bind the festival sacrifice [b]to the (I)horns of the altar with cords.
28 (J)You are my God, and I give thanks to You;
You are my God, (K)I exalt You.
29 (L)Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
For His mercy is everlasting.

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  1. Psalm 118:22 Lit head of the corner
  2. Psalm 118:27 Lit unto

42 Jesus *said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures,

(A)A stone which the builders rejected,
This has become the [a]chief cornerstone;
This came about from the Lord,
And it is marvelous in our eyes’?

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  1. Matthew 21:42 Lit head of the corner

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