Darby's English Translation

Psalms 21

The Book of Psalms

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Chapter 22


{To the chief Musician. Upon Aijeleth-Shahar. A Psalm of David.} My łGod, my łGod, why hast thou forsaken me? [why art thou] far from my salvation, from the words of my groaning?


My God, I cry by day, and thou answerest not; and by night, and there is no rest for me:


And thou art holy, thou that dwellest amid the praises of Israel.


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


They cried unto thee, and were delivered; they confided in thee, and were not confounded.


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


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


Commit it to Jehovah -- let him rescue him; let him deliver him, because he delighteth in him!


But thou art he that took me out of the womb; thou didst make me trust, upon my mother's breasts.


I was cast upon thee from the womb; thou art my łGod from my mother's belly.


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


Many bulls have encompassed me; Bashan's strong ones have beset me round.


They gape upon me with their mouth, [as] a ravening and a roaring lion.


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


My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaveth to my palate; and thou hast laid me in the dust of death.


For dogs have encompassed me; an assembly of evil-doers have surrounded me: they pierced my hands and my feet.


I may count all my bones. They look, they stare upon me;


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


But thou, Jehovah, be not far [from me]; O my strength, haste thee to help me.


Deliver my soul from the sword; my only one from the power of the dog;


Save me from the lion's mouth. Yea, from the horns of the buffaloes hast thou answered me.


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


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


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.


My praise is from thee, in the great congregation; I will pay my vows before them that fear him.


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


All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn unto Jehovah, and all the families of the nations shall worship before thee:


For the kingdom is Jehovah's, and he ruleth among the nations.


All the fat ones of the earth shall eat and worship; all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him, and he that cannot keep alive his own soul.


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


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

Psalms 23




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