To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David.
1 a God, my God, why hast thou b me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from c words of my roaring?
2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, 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 a 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 a of men, and b of the people.
7 All they that see me laugh me to a: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
8 He a 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 a 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 a have inclosed me: they b my hands and my feet.
17 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.
18 They part my a among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
19 But be not thou far from me, O Lord: O my strength, a thee to help me.
20 Deliver my soul from the sword; a from the power of the dog.
21 Save me from the lion’s mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the a.
22 I will declare thy a 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 a: 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 a shall remember and turn unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
28 For the a is the Lord’s: and he is the b 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 a.
30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
31 They shall come, and shall a his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.
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