Psalms (Author Moses, David, Solomon, Asaph, Heman, Ethan, sons of Korah, compiled by Ezra)

22:1My łGod, my łGod, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou far from my salvation, from the words of my groaning?

22:2My God, I cry by day, and thou answerest not; and by night, and there is no rest for me:

22:3And thou art holy, thou that dwellest amid the praises of Israel.

22:4Our fathers confided in thee: they confided, and thou didst deliver them.

22:5They cried unto thee, and were delivered; they confided in thee, and were not confounded.

22:6But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and the despised of the people.

22:7All they that see me laugh me to scorn; they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying:

22:8Commit it to Jehovah -- let him rescue him; let him deliver him, because he delighteth in him!

22:9But thou art he that took me out of the womb; thou didst make me trust, upon my mother's breasts.

22:10I was cast upon thee from the womb; thou art my łGod from my mother's belly.

22:11Be not far from me, for trouble is near; for there is none to help.

22:12Many bulls have encompassed me; Bashan's strong ones have beset me round.

22:13They gape upon me with their mouth, as a ravening and a roaring lion.

22:14I 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.

22:15My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaveth to my palate; and thou hast laid me in the dust of death.

22:16For dogs have encompassed me; an assembly of evil-doers have surrounded me: they pierced my hands and my feet.

22:17I may count all my bones. They look, they stare upon me;

22:18They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

22:19But thou, Jehovah, be not far from me; O my strength, haste thee to help me.

22:20Deliver my soul from the sword; my only one from the power of the dog;

22:21Save me from the lion's mouth. Yea, from the horns of the buffaloes hast thou answered me.

22:22I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.

22:23Ye that fear Jehovah, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and revere him, all ye the seed of Israel.

22:24For 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.

22:25My praise is from thee, in the great congregation; I will pay my vows before them that fear him.

22:26The meek shall eat and be satisfied; they shall praise Jehovah that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.

22:27All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn unto Jehovah, and all the families of the nations shall worship before thee:

22:28For the kingdom is Jehovah's, and he ruleth among the nations.

22:29All 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.

22:30A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.

22:31They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done it.

23:1Jehovah is my shepherd; I shall not want.

23:2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside still waters.

23:3He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

23:4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.

23:5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou hast anointed my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

23:6Surely, goodness and loving-kindness shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of Jehovah for the length of the days.

24:1The earth is Jehovah's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

24:2For it was he that founded it upon seas, and established it upon floods.

24:3Who shall ascend into the mount of Jehovah? and who shall stand in his holy place?

24:4He that hath blameless hands and a pure heart; who lifteth not up his soul unto vanity, nor sweareth deceitfully:

24:5He shall receive blessing from Jehovah, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

24:6This is the generation of them that seek unto him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.

24:7Lift up your heads, ye gates, and be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in.

24:8Who is this King of glory? Jehovah strong and mighty, Jehovah mighty in battle.

24:9Lift up your heads, ye gates; yea, lift up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in.

24:10Who is he, this King of glory? Jehovah of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

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