To the chief Musician. Aijeleth Shahar. A Psalm of David
1 My Mighty God, My Mighty God, why have You forsaken Me, and are far from My
deliverance, and from the words of My groaning?
2 O My God, I cry in the daytime, but You do not answer; and in the nighttime, and am
3 But You are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.
4 Our fathers trusted in You; they trusted, and You delivered them.
5 They cried to You, and were delivered; they trusted in You, and were not ashamed.
6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised by the people.
7 All who see Me mock Me; they shoot out the lip; they shake the head, saying,
8 He trusted on Jehovah; let Him deliver Him; let Him rescue Him, since He delights in
9 For You are He who took Me out of the womb, causing Me to trust while on My
10 I was cast upon You from the womb; You are My Mighty God from My mother's
11 Be not far from Me, for trouble is near; for there is no one to help.
12 Many bulls have encircled Me; strong bulls of Bashan have surrounded Me.
13 They have gaped at Me with their mouths, like a tearing and roaring lion.
14 I am poured out like water, and all My bones are separated; My heart is like wax, it
has melted within Me.
15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and My tongue clings to My jaws; and You
have brought Me into the dust of death.
16 For dogs have surrounded Me; the congregation of the wicked have enclosed Me.
They have pierced My hands and My feet.
17 I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me.
18 They divide My garments among them and cast lots for My clothing.
19 But You, O Jehovah, be not far from Me; O My Strength, make haste to help Me!
20 Deliver My soul from the sword, My only one from the hand of the dog.
21 Deliver Me from the lion's mouth; from the horns of the oryx. You have answered Me.
22 I will declare Your name to My brothers; in the midst of the assembly I will praise
23 You who fear Jehovah, praise Him! All you seed of Jacob, glorify Him; and fear Him
all you seed of Israel!
24 For He has not despised nor detested the affliction of the afflicted; nor has He hidden
His face from him; but when he cried out to Him, He heard.
25 My praise shall be of You in the great assembly; I will make good My vows before
those who fear Him.
26 The lowly shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek Jehovah shall praise Him; your
heart shall live forever.
27 All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to Jehovah; and all the families of the nations shall bow down before You.
28 For the kingdom is Jehovah's; and He rules over the nations.
29 All the fat ones of the earth shall eat and bow down; all those who go down to the dust
shall bow before Him, for no one can keep alive his own soul.
30 A seed shall serve Him; it shall be recounted of Jehovah to the coming generation.
31 They shall come, and shall declare His righteousness to a people that shall yet be
born, that He has done this.