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The Catholic Study Bible A special version of the New American Bible, with a wealth of background information useful to Catholics.

Chapter 22

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The Prayer of an Innocent Person

1For the leader; according to “The deer of the dawn.”* A psalm of David.

I

2My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? Why so far from my call for help, from my cries of anguish? h Is 49, 14; 54, 7; Mt 27, 46; Mk 15, 34 . 3My God, I call by day, but you do not answer; by night, but I have no relief. i Sir 2, 10 . 4Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the glory of Israel. j Is 6, 3 . 5In you our ancestors trusted; they trusted and you rescued them. 6To you they cried out and they escaped; in you they trusted and were not disappointed. k Ps 25, 3; Is 49, 23; Dn 3, 40 . 7But I am a worm, hardly human,* scorned by everyone, despised by the people. l Is 53, 3 . 8All who see me mock me; they curl their lips and jeer; they shake their heads at me: m Ps 109, 25; Mt 27, 39; Mk 15, 29; Lk 23, 35 . 9“You relied on the LORD—let him deliver you; if he loves you, let him rescue you.” n Ps 71, 11; Wis 2, 18–20; Mt 27, 43 . 10Yet you drew me forth from the womb, made me safe at my mother's breast. 11Upon you I was thrust from the womb; since birth you are my God. o Ps 71, 6; Is 44, 2; 46, 3 . 12Do not stay far from me, for trouble is near, and there is no one to help. p Pss 35, 22; 38, 22; 71, 12 .

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13Many bulls* surround me; fierce bulls of Bashan* encircle me. 14They open their mouths against me, lions that rend and roar. q Ps 17, 12; Jb 4, 10; 1 Pt 5, 8 . 15Like water my life drains away; all my bones grow soft. My heart has become like wax, it melts away within me. 16As dry as a potsherd is my throat; my tongue sticks to my palate; you lay me in the dust of death.* 17Many dogs surround me; a pack of evildoers closes in on me. So wasted are my hands and feet 18that I can count all my bones. r Ps 109, 24 . They stare at me and gloat; 19they divide my garments among them; for my clothing they cast lots. s Mt 27, 35; Mk 15, 24; Lk 23, 34; Jn 19, 24 . 20But you, LORD, do not stay far off; my strength, come quickly to help me. 21Deliver me from the sword, my forlorn life from the teeth of the dog. 22Save me from the lion's mouth, my poor life from the horns of wild bulls. t Pss 7, 2–3; 17, 12; 35, 17; 57, 5; 58, 7; 2 Tm 4, 17 .

III

23Then I will proclaim your name to the assembly; in the community I will praise you: u Pss 26, 12; 35, 18; 40, 10; 109, 30; 149, 1; 2 Sm 22, 50; Heb 2, 12 . * 24“You who fear the LORD, give praise! All descendants of Jacob, give honor; show reverence, all descendants of Israel! 25For God has not spurned or disdained the misery of this poor wretch, Did not turn away* from me, but heard me when I cried out. 26I will offer praise in the great assembly; my vows I will fulfill before those who fear him. 27The poor* will eat their fill; those who seek the LORD will offer praise. May your hearts enjoy life forever!” v Pss 23, 5; 69, 33 .

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28All the ends of the earth will worship and turn to the LORD; All the families of nations will bow low before you. w Ps 86, 9; Tb 13, 11; Is 45, 22; 52, 10; Zec 14, 16 . 29For kingship belongs to the LORD, the ruler over the nations. x Ps 103, 19; Ob 21; Zec 14, 9 . 30All who sleep in the earth will bow low before God; All who have gone down into the dust* will kneel in homage. 31And I will live for the LORD; my descendants will serve you. 32The generation to come will be told of the Lord, that they may proclaim to a people yet unborn the deliverance you have brought. y Pss 48, 14–15; 71, 18; 78, 6; 102, 19; Is 53, 10 .

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