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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.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 22

Psalm 22

For the director of music. A psalm of David to the tune of “The Doe of the Morning.”

My God, my God, why have you deserted me?
    Why do you seem so far away when I need you to save me?
    Why do you seem so far away that you can’t hear my groans?
My God, I cry out in the daytime. But you don’t answer.
    I cry out at night. But you don’t let me sleep.

But you rule from your throne as the Holy One.
    You are the God Israel praises.
Our people of long ago put their trust in you.
    They trusted in you, and you saved them.
They cried out to you and were saved.
    They trusted in you, and you didn’t let them down.

Everyone treats me like a worm and not a man.
    They hate me and look down on me.
All those who see me laugh at me.
    They shout at me and make fun of me.
    They shake their heads at me.
They say, “He trusts in the Lord.
    Let the Lord help him.
If the Lord is pleased with him,
    let him save him.”

But you brought me out of my mother’s body.
    You made me trust in you
    even when I was at my mother’s breast.
10 From the time I was born, you took good care of me.
    Ever since I came out of my mother’s body, you have been my God.
11 Don’t be far away from me.
    Trouble is near,
    and there is no one to help me.

12 Many enemies are all around me.
    They are like strong bulls from the land of Bashan.
13 They are like roaring lions that tear to pieces what they kill.
    They open their mouths wide to attack me.
14 My strength is like water that is poured out on the ground.
    I feel as if my bones aren’t connected.
My heart has turned to wax.
    It has melted away inside me.
15 My mouth is dried up like a piece of broken pottery.
    My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth.
    You bring me down to the edge of the grave.
16 A group of sinful people has closed in on me.
    They are all around me like a pack of dogs.
    They have pierced my hands and my feet.
17 Everyone can see all my bones right through my skin.
    People stare at me. They laugh when I suffer.
18 They divide up my clothes among them.
    They cast lots for what I am wearing.

19 Lord, don’t be so far away from me.
    You give me strength. Come quickly to help me.
20 Save me from being killed by the sword.
    Save the only life I have. Save me from the power of those dogs.
21 Save me from the mouths of those lions.
    Save me from the horns of those wild oxen.

22 I will announce your name to my people.
    I will praise you among those who are gathered to worship you.
23 You who have respect for the Lord, praise him!
    All you people of Jacob, honor him!
    All you people of Israel, worship him!
24 He has not forgotten the one who is hurting.
    He has not turned away from his suffering.
He has not turned his face away from him.
    He has listened to his cry for help.

25 Because of what you have done,
    I will praise you in the whole community of those who worship you.
In front of those who respect you,
    I will keep my promises.
26 Those who are poor will eat and be satisfied.
    Those who seek the Lord will praise him.
    May their hearts be filled with new hope!
27 People from one end of the earth to the other
    will remember and turn to the Lord.
The people of all the nations
    will bow down in front of him.
28 The Lord is King.
    He rules over the nations.

29 All rich people of the earth will feast and worship God.
    All who go down to the grave will kneel in front of him.
    Those who cannot keep themselves alive will kneel.
30 Those who are not yet born will serve him.
    Those who are born later will be told about the Lord.
31 And they will tell people who have not yet been born,
    “The Lord has done what is right!”