1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me, ♦︎
and are so far from my salvation,
from the words of my distress?
2 O my God, I cry in the daytime,
but you do not answer; ♦︎
and by night also, but I find no rest.
3 Yet you are the Holy One, ♦︎
enthroned upon the praises of Israel.
4 Our forebears trusted in you; ♦︎
they trusted, and you delivered them.
5 They cried out to you and were delivered; ♦︎
they put their trust in you and were not confounded.
6 But as for me, I am a worm and no man, ♦︎
scorned by all and despised by the people.
7 All who see me laugh me to scorn; ♦︎
they curl their lips and wag their heads, saying,
8 He trusted in the Lord; let him deliver him; ♦︎
let him deliver him, if he delights in him.
9 But it is you that took me out of the womb ♦︎
and laid me safe upon my mothers breast.
10 On you was I cast ever since I was born; ♦︎
you are my God even from my mothers womb.
11 Be not far from me, for trouble is near at hand ♦︎
and there is none to help.
12 Mighty oxen come around me; ♦︎
fat bulls of Bashan close me in on every side.
13 They gape upon me with their mouths, ♦︎
as it were a ramping and a roaring lion.
14 I am poured out like water;
all my bones are out of joint; ♦︎
my heart has become like wax
melting in the depths of my body.
15 My mouth is dried up like a potsherd;
my tongue cleaves to my gums; ♦︎
you have laid me in the dust of death.