Psalms 22 to 24 : American Standard Version
Psalm 22For the Chief Musician; set to Aijaleth hash-Shahar. A Psalm of David.
1My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning? 2O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou answerest not; And in the night season, and am not silent. 3But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. 4Our fathers trusted in thee: They trusted, and thou didst deliver them. 5They cried unto thee, and were delivered: They trusted in thee, and were not put to shame. 6But I am a worm, and no man; A reproach of men, and despised of the people. 7All they that see me laugh me to scorn: They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, 8Commit thyself unto Jehovah; Let him deliver him: Let him rescue him, seeing he delighteth in him. 9But thou art he that took me out of the womb; Thou didst make me trust when I was upon my mother's breasts. 10I was cast upon thee from the womb; Thou art my God since my mother bare me. 11Be not far from me; for trouble is near; For there is none to help. 12Many bulls have compassed me; Strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round. 13They gape upon me with their mouth, As a ravening and a roaring lion. 14I am poured out like water, And all my bones are out of joint: My heart is like wax; It is melted within me. 15My strength is dried up like a potsherd; And my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; And thou hast brought me into the dust of death. 16For dogs have compassed me: A company of evil-doers have inclosed me; They pierced my hands and my feet. 17I may count all my bones; They look and stare upon me. 18They part my garments among them, And upon my vesture do they cast lots. 19But be not thou far off, O Jehovah: O thou my succor, haste thee to help me. 20Deliver my soul from the sword, My darling from the power of the dog. 21Save me from the lion's mouth; Yea, from the horns of the wild-oxen thou hast answered me. 22I will declare thy name unto my brethren: In the midst of the assembly will I praise thee. 23Ye that fear Jehovah, praise him; All ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; And stand in awe of him, all ye the seed of Israel. 24For 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. 25Of thee cometh my praise in the great assembly: I will pay my vows before them that fear him. 26The meek shall eat and be satisfied; They shall praise Jehovah that seek after him: Let your heart live for ever. 27All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn unto Jehovah; And all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee. 28For the kingdom is Jehovah's; And he is the ruler over the nations. 29All the fat ones of the earth shall eat and worship: All they that go down to the dust shall bow before him, Even he that cannot keep his soul alive. 30A seed shall serve him; It shall be told of the Lord unto the next generation. 31They shall come and shall declare his righteousness Unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done it.
Psalm 23 A Psalm of David.
1Jehovah is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside still waters. 3He restoreth my soul: He guideth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4Yea, thou I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. 5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou hast anointed my head with oil; My cup runneth over. 6Surely goodness and lovingkindness shall follow me all the days of my life; And I shall dwell in the house of Jehovah for ever.
Psalm 24 A Psalm of David.
1The earth is Jehovah's, and the fulness thereof; The world, and they that dwell therein. 2For he hath founded it upon the seas, And established it upon the floods. 3Who shall ascend into the hill of Jehovah? And who shall stand in his holy place? 4He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; Who hath not lifted up his soul unto falsehood, And hath not sworn deceitfully. 5He shall receive a blessing from Jehovah, And righteousness from the God of his salvation. 6This is the generation of them that seek after him, That seek thy face, even Jacob. Selah 7Lift up your heads, O ye gates; And be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors: And the King of glory will come in. 8Who is the King of glory? Jehovah strong and mighty, Jehovah mighty in battle. 9Lift up your heads, O ye gates; Yea, lift them up, ye everlasting doors: And the King of glory will come in. 10Who is this King of glory? Jehovah of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah