The Suffering, Praise, and Posterity of the MessiahTo the Chief Musician. Set to “The Deer of the Dawn.” A Psalm of David.
1My ⚓God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?
Why are You so far from helping Me,
And from the words of My groaning?
2O My God, I cry in the daytime, but You do not hear;
And in the night season, and am not silent.
3But You are holy,
Enthroned in the ⚓praises of Israel.
4Our fathers trusted in You;
They trusted, and You delivered them.
5They cried to You, and were delivered;
⚓They trusted in You, and were not ashamed.
6But I am⚓a worm, and no man;
⚓A reproach of men, and despised by the people.
7⚓All those who see Me ridicule Me;
They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
8“He⚓ trusted in the Lord, let Him rescue Him;
⚓Let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him!”
9⚓But You are He who took Me out of the womb;
You made Me trust while on My mother’s breasts.
10I was cast upon You from birth.
From My mother’s womb
⚓You have been My God.
11Be not far from Me,
For trouble is near;
For there is none to help.
12⚓Many bulls have surrounded Me;
Strong bulls of ⚓Bashan have encircled Me.
13⚓They gape at Me with their mouths,
Like a raging and roaring lion.
14I am poured out like water,
⚓And all My bones are out of joint;
My heart is like wax;
It has melted within Me.
15⚓My strength is dried up like a potsherd,
And ⚓My tongue clings to My jaws;
You have brought Me to the dust of death.
16For dogs have surrounded Me;
The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me.
⚓They pierced My hands and My feet;
17I can count all My bones.
⚓They look and stare at Me.
18⚓They divide My garments among them,
And for My clothing they cast lots.
19But You, O Lord, do not be far from Me;
O My Strength, hasten to help Me!
20Deliver Me from the sword,
⚓My precious life from the power of the dog.
21⚓Save Me from the lion’s mouth
And from the horns of the wild oxen!
⚓You have answered Me.
22⚓I will declare Your name to ⚓My brethren;
In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.
23⚓You who fear the Lord, praise Him!
All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him,
And fear Him, all you offspring of Israel!
24For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted;
Nor has He hidden His face from Him;
But ⚓when He cried to Him, He heard.
25⚓My praise shall be of You in the great assembly;
⚓I will pay My vows before those who fear Him.
26The poor shall eat and be satisfied;
Those who seek Him will praise the Lord.
Let your heart live forever!
27All the ends of the world
Shall remember and turn to the Lord,
And all the families of the nations
Shall worship before You.
28⚓For the kingdom is the Lord’s,
And He rules over the nations.
29⚓All the prosperous of the earth
Shall eat and worship;
⚓All those who go down to the dust
Shall bow before Him,
Even he who cannot keep himself alive.
30A posterity shall serve Him.
It will be recounted of the Lord to the next generation,
31They will come and declare His righteousness to a people who will be born,
That He has done this.