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?22.1 Aijeleth…: or, the hind of the morning22.1 helping…: Heb. my salvation
O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.22.2 am…: Heb. there is no silence to me
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,22.7 shoot…: Heb. open
He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.22.8 He trusted…: Heb. He rolled himself on22.8 seeing…: or, if he delight in
But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother’s breasts.22.9 didst…: or, kept me in safety
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.22.11 none…: Heb. not a helper