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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?


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


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


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


They cried unto thee, and were delivered: They trusted in thee, and were not confounded.


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


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


He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: Let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.


But thou art he that took me out of the womb: Thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.


I was cast upon thee from the womb: Thou art my God from my mother's belly.


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


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


They gaped upon me with their mouths, As a ravening and a roaring lion.


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.


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.


For dogs have compassed me: The assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: They pierced my hands and my feet.


I may tell all my bones: They look and stare upon me.


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


But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me.


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


Save me from the lion's mouth: For thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.


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


Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; All ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; And fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.


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.


My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.


The meek shall eat and be satisfied: They shall praise the LORD that seek him: Your heart shall live for ever.


All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: And all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.


For the kingdom is the LORD's: And he is the governor among the nations.


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.


A seed shall serve him; It shall be accounted to the LORD for a generation.


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