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Psalm 21-23 (Show Context)

21:1 For the music director, a psalm of David.

O Lord, the king rejoices in the strength you give;

he takes great delight in the deliverance you provide.

2 You grant him his heart’s desire;

you do not refuse his request. (Selah)

3 For you bring him rich blessings;

you place a golden crown on his head.

4 He asked you to sustain his life,

and you have granted him long life and an enduring dynasty.

5 Your deliverance brings him great honor;

you give him majestic splendor.

6 For you grant him lasting blessings;

you give him great joy by allowing him into your presence.

7 For the king trusts in the Lord,

and because of the Most High’s faithfulness he is not shaken.

8 You prevail over all your enemies;

your power is too great for those who hate you.

9 You burn them up like a fiery furnace when you appear.

The Lord angrily devours them;

the fire consumes them.

10 You destroy their offspring from the earth,

their descendants from among the human race.

11 Yes, they intend to do you harm;

they dream up a scheme, but they do not succeed.

12 For you make them retreat

when you aim your arrows at them.

13 Rise up, O Lord, in strength!

We will sing and praise your power.

22:1 For the music director, according to the tune “Morning Doe”; a psalm of David.

My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?

I groan in prayer, but help seems far away.

2 My God, I cry out during the day,

but you do not answer,

and during the night my prayers do not let up.

3 You are holy;

you sit as king receiving the praises of Israel.

4 In you our ancestors trusted;

they trusted in you and you rescued them.

5 To you they cried out, and they were saved;

in you they trusted and they were not disappointed.

6 But I am a worm, not a man;

people insult me and despise me.

7 All who see me taunt me;

they mock me and shake their heads.

8 They say,

Commit yourself to the Lord!

Let the Lord rescue him!

Let the Lord deliver him, for he delights in him.”

9 Yes, you are the one who brought me out from the womb

and made me feel secure on my mother’s breasts.

10 I have been dependent on you since birth;

from the time I came out of my mother’s womb you have been my God.

11 Do not remain far away from me,

for trouble is near and I have no one to help me.

12 Many bulls surround me;

powerful bulls of Bashan hem me in.

13 They open their mouths to devour me

like a roaring lion that rips its prey.

14 My strength drains away like water;

all my bones are dislocated.

My heart is like wax;

it melts away inside me.

15 The roof of my mouth is as dry as a piece of pottery;

my tongue sticks to my gums.

You set me in the dust of death.

16 Yes, wild dogs surround me—

a gang of evil men crowd around me;

like a lion they pin my hands and feet.

17 I can count all my bones;

my enemies are gloating over me in triumph.

18 They are dividing up my clothes among themselves;

they are rolling dice for my garments.

19 But you, O Lord, do not remain far away.

You are my source of strength. Hurry and help me!

20 Deliver me from the sword.

Save my life from the claws of the wild dogs.

21 Rescue me from the mouth of the lion

and from the horns of the wild oxen.

You have answered me.

22 I will declare your name to my countrymen.

In the middle of the assembly I will praise you.

23 You loyal followers of the Lord, praise him.

All you descendants of Jacob, honor him.

All you descendants of Israel, stand in awe of him.

24 For he did not despise or detest the suffering of the oppressed.

He did not ignore him;

when he cried out to him, he responded.

25 You are the reason I offer praise in the great assembly;

I will fulfill my promises before the Lord’s loyal followers.

26 Let the oppressed eat and be filled.

Let those who seek his help praise the Lord.

May you live forever!

27 Let all the people of the earth acknowledge the Lord and turn to him.

Let all the nations worship you.

28 For the Lord is king

and rules over the nations.

29 All the thriving people of the earth will join the celebration and worship;

all those who are descending into the grave will bow before him,

including those who cannot preserve their lives.

30 A whole generation will serve him;

they will tell the next generation about the Lord.

31 They will come and tell about his saving deeds;

they will tell a future generation what he has accomplished.

23:1 A psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd,

I lack nothing.

2 He takes me to lush pastures,

he leads me to refreshing water.

3 He restores my strength.

He leads me down the right paths

for the sake of his reputation.

4 Even when I must walk through the darkest valley,

I fear no danger,

for you are with me;

your rod and your staff reassure me.

5 You prepare a feast before me

in plain sight of my enemies.

You refresh my head with oil;

my cup is completely full.

6 Surely your goodness and faithfulness will pursue me all my days,

and I will live in the Lord’s house for the rest of my life.

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