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1     ¶ To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the 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 trusted 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 reproach of men, and despised of the people.
7     All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
8     He trusted 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 heart 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 wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
17     I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.
18     They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
19     But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me.
20     Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.
21     Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.
22     ¶ I will declare thy name 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 congregation: 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 world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
28     For the kingdom is the LORD'S: and he is the governor 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 soul.
30     A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
31     They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.



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