New International Version
3 Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One;(C)
you are the one Israel praises.[b](D)
4 In you our ancestors put their trust;
they trusted and you delivered them.(E)
5 To you they cried out(F) and were saved;
in you they trusted(G) and were not put to shame.(H)
6 But I am a worm(I) and not a man,
scorned by everyone,(J) despised(K) by the people.
7 All who see me mock me;(L)
they hurl insults,(M) shaking their heads.(N)
8 “He trusts in the Lord,” they say,
“let the Lord rescue him.(O)
Let him deliver him,(P)
since he delights(Q) in him.”
12 Many bulls(X) surround me;(Y)
strong bulls of Bashan(Z) encircle me.
13 Roaring lions(AA) that tear their prey(AB)
open their mouths wide(AC) against me.
14 I am poured out like water,
and all my bones are out of joint.(AD)
My heart has turned to wax;(AE)
it has melted(AF) within me.
15 My mouth[c] is dried up like a potsherd,(AG)
and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth;(AH)
you lay me in the dust(AI) of death.
16 Dogs(AJ) surround me,
a pack of villains encircles me;
they pierce[d](AK) my hands and my feet.
17 All my bones are on display;
people stare(AL) and gloat over me.(AM)
18 They divide my clothes among them
and cast lots(AN) for my garment.(AO)
- Psalm 22:2 Or night, and am not silent
- Psalm 22:3 Or Yet you are holy, / enthroned on the praises of Israel
- Psalm 22:15 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text strength
- Psalm 22:16 Dead Sea Scrolls and some manuscripts of the Masoretic Text, Septuagint and Syriac; most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text me, / like a lion