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Psalm 22

A Cry of Anguish and a Song of Praise.

To the Chief Musician; set to [the tune of] Aijeleth Hashshahar (The Doe of the Dawn). A Psalm of David.

1[a]My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?
Why are You so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning?

O my God, I call out by day, but You do not answer;
And by night, but I find no rest nor quiet.

But You are holy,
O You who are enthroned in [the holy place where] the praises of Israel [are offered].

In You our fathers trusted [leaned on, relied on, and were confident];
They trusted and You rescued them.

They cried out to You and were delivered;
They trusted in You and were not disappointed or ashamed.


But I am [treated as] a worm [insignificant and powerless] and not a man;
I am the scorn of men and despised by the people.

All who see me laugh at me and mock me;
They [insultingly] open their lips, they shake their head, saying,

“He trusted and committed himself to the Lord, let Him save him.
Let Him rescue him, because He delights in him.”


Yet You are He who pulled me out of the womb;
You made me trust when on my mother’s breasts.
10 
I was cast upon You from birth;
From my mother’s womb You have been my God.

11 
Do not be far from me, for trouble is near;
And there is no one to help.
12 
Many [enemies like] bulls have surrounded me;
Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me.
13 
They open wide their mouths against me,
Like 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 [by anguish] within me.
15 
My strength is dried up like a fragment of clay pottery;
And my [dry] tongue clings to my jaws;
And You have laid me in the dust of death.
16 
For [a pack of] dogs have surrounded me;
A gang of evildoers has encircled me,
They pierced my hands and my feet.
17 
I can count all my bones;
They look, they stare at me.
18 
They divide my clothing among them
And cast lots for my [b]garment.

19 
But You, O Lord, do not be far from me;
O You my help, come quickly to my assistance.
20 
Rescue my life from the sword,
My only life from the paw of the dog (the executioner).
21 
Save me from the lion’s mouth;
From the horns of the wild oxen You answer me.

22 
I will tell of Your name to my countrymen;
In the midst of the congregation I will praise You.
23 
You who fear the Lord [with awe-inspired reverence], praise Him!
All you descendants of Jacob, honor Him.
Fear Him [with submissive wonder], all you descendants of Israel.
24 
For He has not despised nor detested the suffering of the afflicted;
Nor has He hidden His face from him;
But when he cried to Him for help, He listened.

25 
My praise will be of You in the great assembly.
I will pay my vows [made in the time of trouble] before those who [reverently] fear Him.
26 
The afflicted will eat and be satisfied;
Those who [diligently] seek Him and require Him [as their greatest need] will praise the Lord.
May your hearts live forever!
27 
All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord,
And all the families of the nations will bow down and worship before You,
28 
For the kingship and the kingdom are the Lord’s
And He rules over the nations.
29 
All the prosperous of the earth will eat and worship;
All those who go down to the dust (the dead) will bow before Him,
Even he who cannot keep his soul alive.
30 
Posterity will serve Him;
They will tell of the Lord to the next generation.
31 
They will come and declare His righteousness
To a people yet to be born—that He has done it [and that it is finished].

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 22:1 This psalm may have been prayed by Jesus when He was on the cross. It begins with, “My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?” and ends with a thought of finality. The psalm is quoted in Matt 27:46; Mark 15:34; and alluded to in Matt 27:35, 39, 43 and John 19:23, 24, 28 as being fulfilled at Christ’s crucifixion.
  2. Psalm 22:18 A prophetic reference to the long, seamless shirt-like tunic worn by Jesus as an undergarment.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 22

Awerɛhow mu su ne ayeyi dwom

1Me Nyankopɔn, me Nyankopɔn, adɛn nti na woagyaw me? Masu mmɔborɔsu repɛ mmoa, nanso ennu. Mefrɛ wo awia, me Nyankopɔn, nanso wunnye me so. Mefrɛ wo anadwo, nanso minnya home. Nanso wɔasi wo hene sɛ ɔkronkronni a Israel kamfo wo. Yɛn nenanom de wɔn ho too wo so; wɔde wɔn ho too wo so, na wugyee wɔn nkwa. Wɔfrɛɛ wo, na wɔnam so fii amane mu. Wɔde wɔn ho too wo so, na woanni wɔn huammɔ.

Mprempren, menyɛ onipa bio. Meyɛ osunson a wommu no na obiara tiatia ne so. Obiara a ohu me di me ho fɛw. Wɔtwe wɔn tɛkrɛma wosow wɔn ti. Wɔka se, “Wode wo ho too Awurade so na adɛn nti na onnye wo nkwa? Sɛ Awurade pɛ w’asɛm a, adɛn nti na ɔmmoa wo?”

Wo na wode me fi m’awo mu bae dwoodwoo. Na meyɛ akokoaa no, wo na wohwɛɛ me so. 10 Efi bere a wɔwoo me na mede me ho metoo wo so, na woyɛ me Nyankopɔn daa. 11 Ntew wo ho mfi me ho! Amane abɛn, na ɔboafo nni baabi.

12 M’atamfo atwa me ho ahyia sɛ anantwinini. Wɔatwa me ho ahyia te sɛ anantwinini a wɔn ho yɛ hu a wofi Basan. 13 Wobuebue wɔn anom te sɛ agyata a wɔrepɔ so retetew me. 14 M’ahoɔden asa; asa te sɛ nsu a wɔahwie agu fam. Me nnompe ahodwow. Me koma ayɛ sɛ nku a anan. 15 Me menewa mu ayow te sɛ mfutuma. Na me tɛkrɛma tare m’anom. Woagyaw me sɛ minwu wɔ mfutuma mu. 16 Nnebɔneyɛfo atwa me ho ahyia; wɔte sɛ akramankuw a wɔaka me ahyɛ wɔn ntam. Wɔkeka me nsa ne me nan. 17 Me nnompe nyinaa apuepue. M’atamfo hwɛ me haa. 18 Wɔbɔ me ntade so ntonto kyekyɛ ma wɔn ho.

19 O Awurade, ntew wo ho mfi me ho! Bra ntɛm begye me nkwa! 20 Gye me fi nkrante ano; gye me nkwa fi saa akraman yi mu. 21 Gye me nkwa fi saa agyata yi mu. Minni mmoa biara wɔ saa anantwinini yi mu.

22 Mɛka nea woayɛ akyerɛ me nkurɔfo. Mɛkamfo wo wɔ wɔn aguabɔ ase. 23 “Monkamfo no, mo a moyɛ Awurade asomfo! Munni no ni, mo a moyɛ Yakob asefo! Monsom no, mo Israelfo! 24 Ɔnto ohiani anaa ɔmanehunufo agyaagyaamu. Onnyaw wɔn hɔ na mmom sɛ wɔfrɛ no a, ogye wɔn so.”

25 Bagua no nyinaa anim na mɛkamfo wo wɔ nea woayɛ ama me no ho. Wɔn a wɔsom wo no anim na mɛbɔ afɔre a mahyɛ ho bɔ no. 26 Ahiafo bedi dodow biara a wɔpɛ. Wɔn a wɔba Awurade nkyɛn no bɛkamfo no. Wɔbɛkɔ so daa daa. 27 Aman nyinaa bɛkae Awurade. Wɔn a wɔwɔ wiase afanan nyinaa bɛkɔ ne nkyɛn akɔsom no.

28 Awurade yɛ ɔhene, na odi aman nyinaa so. 29 Ahantanfo nyinaa bɛkotow no. Adasamma nyinaa bɛkotow no. 30 Nkyirimma nyinaa bɛsom no. Nnipa bɛka Awurade ho asɛm akyerɛ nkyirimma. 31 Wɔbɛka akyerɛ wɔn a wonnya nwoo wɔn no se, “Awurade gyee ne nkurɔfo nkwa.”