King James Bible

Psalms 21

The Book of Psalms

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Chapter 22

1

 To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? [why art thou so] far from helping me, [and from] the words of my roaring? 

2

 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent. 

3

 But thou [art] holy, [O thou] that inhabitest the praises of Israel. 

4

 Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them. 

5

 They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded. 

6

 But I [am] a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. 

7

 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, [saying], 

8

 He trusted on the LORD [that] he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him. 

9

 But thou [art] he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope [when I was] upon my mother's breasts. 

10

 I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou [art] my God from my mother's belly. 

11

 Be not far from me; for trouble [is] near; for [there is] none to help. 

12

 Many bulls have compassed me: strong [bulls] of Bashan have beset me round. 

13

 They gaped upon me [with] their mouths, [as] a ravening and a roaring lion. 

14

 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. 

15

 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death. 

16

 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. 

17

 I may tell all my bones: they look [and] stare upon me. 

18

 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture. 

19

 But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me. 

20

 Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog. 

21

 Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns. 

22

 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee. 

23

 Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel. 

24

 For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard. 

25

 My praise [shall be] of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him. 

26

 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever. 

27

 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee. 

28

 For the kingdom [is] the LORD'S: and he [is] the governor among the nations. 

29

 All [they that be] fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul. 

30

 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation. 

31

 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done [this]. 

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