My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer,(A)
    by night,(B) but I find no rest.[a]

Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One;(C)
    you are the one Israel praises.[b](D)
In you our ancestors put their trust;
    they trusted and you delivered them.(E)
To you they cried out(F) and were saved;
    in you they trusted(G) and were not put to shame.(H)

But I am a worm(I) and not a man,
    scorned by everyone,(J) despised(K) by the people.
All who see me mock me;(L)
    they hurl insults,(M) shaking their heads.(N)
“He trusts in the Lord,” they say,
    “let the Lord rescue him.(O)
Let him deliver him,(P)
    since he delights(Q) in him.”

Yet you brought me out of the womb;(R)
    you made me trust(S) in you, even at my mother’s breast.
10 From birth(T) I was cast on you;
    from my mother’s womb you have been my God.

11 Do not be far from me,(U)
    for trouble is near(V)
    and there is no one to help.(W)

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)

19 But you, Lord, do not be far from me.(AP)
    You are my strength;(AQ) come quickly(AR) to help me.(AS)
20 Deliver me from the sword,(AT)
    my precious life(AU) from the power of the dogs.(AV)
21 Rescue me from the mouth of the lions;(AW)
    save me from the horns of the wild oxen.(AX)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 22:2 Or night, and am not silent
  2. Psalm 22:3 Or Yet you are holy, / enthroned on the praises of Israel
  3. Psalm 22:15 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text strength
  4. 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