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  • This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Psalms 22.

Why Have You Forsaken Me?

By Pilgrim, Mar 22, 2018 | |
  1. Psalms 22
    Why Have You Forsaken Me?
    To The Chief Musician, Upon Aijeleth Hashshahar, A Psalm Of David

    Audio Reading • Kings James Version

    Psalms 22
    King James Version

    1 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 day time, 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.

    A Cry Of Anguish And A Song Of Praise

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    Trusting and Obeying the God of Truth: Loving others within the limits that truth allows. "...not as though I wrote to thee a new commandment, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another. And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it." —2 John 1:5-6
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  • This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Psalms 22.