Book of Psalms (Author Moses, David, Solomon, Asaph, Eman, Ethan, sons of Core, compiled by Esdras)

22:1¤ O God my God, look upon me: why hast thou forsaken me? Far from my salvation are the words of my sins.

22:2O my God, I shall cry by day, and thou wilt not hear: and by night, and it shall not be reputed as folly in me.

22:3But thou dwellest in the holy place, the praise of Israel.

22:4In thee have our fathers hoped: they have hoped, and thou hast delivered them.

22:5They cried to thee, and they were saved: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.

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

22:7All they that saw me have laughed me to scorn: they have spoken with the lips, and wagged the head.

22:8He hoped in the Lord, let him deliver him: let him save him, seeing he delighteth in him.

22:9For thou art he that hast drawn me out of the womb: my hope from the breasts of my mother.

22:10I was cast upon thee from the womb. From my mother's womb thou art my God,

22:11Depart not from me. For tribulation is very near: for there is none to help me.

22:12Many calves have surrounded me: fat bulls have besieged me.

22:13They have opened their mouths against me, as a lion ravening and roaring.

22:14I am poured out like water; and all my bones are scattered. My heart is become like wax melting in the midst of my bowels.

22:15My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue hath cleaved to my jaws: and thou hast brought me down into the dust of death.

22:16For many dogs have encompassed me: the council of the malignant hath besieged me. They have dug my hands and feet.

22:17They have numbered all my bones. And they have looked and stared upon me.

22:18They parted my garments amongst them; and upon my vesture they cast lots.

22:19But thou, O Lord, remove not thy help to a distance from me; look towards my defence.

22:20Deliver, O God, my soul from the sword: my only one from the hand of the dog.

22:21Save me from the lion's mouth; and my lowness from the horns of the unicorns.

22:22I will declare thy name to my brethren: in the midst of the church will I praise thee.

22:23Ye that fear the Lord, praise him: all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him.

22:24Let all the seed of Israel fear him: because he hath not slighted nor despised the supplication of the poor man. Neither hath he turned away his face from me: and when I cried to him he heard me.

22:25With thee is my praise in a great church: I will pay my vows in the sight of them that fear him.

22:26The poor shall eat and shall be filled: and they shall praise the Lord that seek him: their hearts shall live for ever and ever.

22:27All the ends of the earth shall remember, and shall be converted to the Lord: And all the kindreds of the Gentiles shall adore in his sight.

22:28For the kingdom is the Lord's; and he shall have dominion over the nations.

22:29All the fat ones of the earth have eaten and have adored: all they that go down to the earth shall fall before him.

22:30And to him my soul shall live: and my seed shall serve him.

22:31There shall be declared to the Lord a generation to come: and the heavens shall shew forth his justice to a people that shall be born, which the Lord hath made.

23:1¤ The Lord ruleth me: and I shall want nothing.

23:2He hath set me in a place of pasture. He hath brought me up, on the water of refreshment:

23:3He hath converted my soul. He hath led me on the paths of justice, for his own name's sake.

23:4For though I should walk in the midst of the shadow of death, I will fear no evils, for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff, they have comforted me.

23:5Thou hast prepared a table before me against them that afflict me. Thou hast anointed my head with oil; and my chalice which inebriateth me, how goodly is it!

23:6And thy mercy will follow me all the days of my life. And that I may dwell in the house of the Lord unto length of days.

24:1¤ The earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof: the world, and all they that dwell therein.

24:2For he hath founded it upon the seas; and hath prepared it upon the rivers.

24:3Who shall ascend into the mountain of the Lord: or who shall stand in his holy place?

24:4The innocent in hands, and clean of heart, who hath not taken his soul in vain, nor sworn deceitfully to his neighbour.

24:5He shall receive a blessing from the Lord, and mercy from God his Saviour.

24:6This is the generation of them that seek him, of them that seek the face of the God of Jacob.

24:7Lift up your gates, O ye princes, and be ye lifted up, O eternal gates: and the King of Glory shall enter in.

24:8Who is this King of Glory? the Lord who is strong and mighty: the Lord mighty in battle.

24:9Lift up your gates, O ye princes, and be ye lifted up, O eternal gates: and the King of Glory shall enter in.

24:10Who is this King of Glory? the Lord of hosts, he is the King of Glory.

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