Psalms 22 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Psalms 22


Psalms 22:1

My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? [Why art thou so] far from helping me, [and from] the words of my groaning

Psalms 22:2

O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou answerest not; And in the night season, and am not silent.

Psalms 22:3

But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.

Psalms 22:4

Our fathers trusted in thee: They trusted, and thou didst deliver them.

Psalms 22:5

They cried unto thee, and were delivered: They trusted in thee, and were not put to shame.

Psalms 22:6

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

Psalms 22:7

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

Psalms 22:8

Commit [thyself] unto Jehovah; Let him deliver him: Let him rescue him, seeing he delighteth in him.

Psalms 22:9

But thou art he that took me out of the womb; Thou didst make me trust [when I was] upon my mother’s breasts.

Psalms 22:10

I was cast upon thee from the womb; Thou art my God since my mother bare me.

Psalms 22:11

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

Psalms 22:12

Many bulls have compassed me; Strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.

Psalms 22:13

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

Psalms 22:14

I am poured out like water, And all my bones are out of joint: My heart is like wax; It is melted within me.

Psalms 22:15

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.

Psalms 22:16

For dogs have compassed me: A company of evil-doers have inclosed me; They pierced my hands and my feet.

Psalms 22:17

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

Psalms 22:18

They part my garments among them, And upon my vesture do they cast lots.

Psalms 22:19

But be not thou far off, O Jehovah: O thou my succor, haste thee to help me.

Psalms 22:20

Deliver my soul from the sword, My darling from the power of the dog.

Psalms 22:21

Save me from the lion’s mouth; Yea, from the horns of the wild-oxen thou hast answered me.

Psalms 22:22

I will declare thy name unto my brethren: In the midst of the assembly will I praise thee.

Psalms 22:23

Ye that fear Jehovah, praise him; All ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; And stand in awe of him, all ye the seed of Israel.

Psalms 22:24

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.

Psalms 22:25

Of thee cometh my praise in the great assembly: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.

Psalms 22:26

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

Psalms 22:27

All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn unto Jehovah; And all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.

Psalms 22:28

For the kingdom is Jehovah’s; And he is the ruler over the nations.

Psalms 22:29

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

Psalms 22:30

A seed shall serve him; It shall be told of the Lord unto the [next] generation.

Psalms 22:31

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

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