Psalms Chapter 21
Deus Deus meus.
Christ's passion: and the conversion of the Gentiles.
21:1. Unto the end, for the morning protection, a psalm for David.
21:2. O God my God, look upon me: why hast thou forsaken me? Far from my salvation are the words of my sins.
The words of my sins. . .That is, the sins of the world, which I have taken upon myself, cry out against me, and are the cause of all my sufferings.
21:3. O my God, I shall cry by day, and thou wilt not hear: and by night, and it shall not be reputed as folly in me.
21:4. But thou dwellest in the holy place, the praise of Israel.
21:5. In thee have our fathers hoped: they have hoped, and thou hast delivered them.
21:6. They cried to thee, and they were saved: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.
21:7. But I am a worm, and no man: the reproach of men, and the outcast of the people.
21:8. All they that saw me have laughed me to scorn: they have spoken with the lips, and wagged the head.
21:9. He hoped in the Lord, let him deliver him: let him save him, seeing he delighteth in him.
21:10. For thou art he that hast drawn me out of the womb: my hope from the breasts of my mother.
21:11. I was cast upon thee from the womb. From my mother's womb thou art my God,
21:12. Depart not from me. For tribulation is very near: for there is none to help me.
21:13. Many calves have surrounded me: fat bulls have besieged me.
21:14.They have opened their mouths against me, as a lion ravening and roaring.
21:15. I am poured out like water; and all my bones are scattered. My heart is become like wax melting in the midst of my bowels.
21:16. My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue hath cleaved to my jaws: and thou hast brought me down into the dust of death.
21:17. For many dogs have encompassed me: the council of the malignant hath besieged me. They have dug my hands and feet.
21:18. They have numbered all my bones. And they have looked and stared upon me.
21:19. They parted my garments amongst them; and upon my vesture they cast lots.
21:20. But thou, O Lord, remove not thy help to a distance from me; look towards my defence.
21:21. Deliver, O God, my soul from the sword: my only one from the hand of the dog.
21:22. Save me from the lion's mouth; and my lowness from the horns of the unicorns.
21:23. I will declare thy name to my brethren: in the midst of the church will I praise thee.
21:24. Ye that fear the Lord, praise him: all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him.
21:25. Let all the seed of Israel fear him: because he hath not slighted nor despised the supplication of the poor man. Neither hath he turned away his face form me: and when I cried to him he heard me.
21:26. With thee is my praise in a great church: I will pay my vows in the sight of them that fear him.
21:27. The poor shall eat and shall be filled: and they shall praise the Lord that seek him: their hearts shall live for ever and ever.
21:28. All the ends of the earth shall remember, and shall be converted to the Lord: And all the kindreds of the Gentiles shall adore in his sight.
21:29. For the kingdom is the Lord's; and he shall have dominion over the nations.
21:30. All the fat ones of the earth have eaten and have adored: all they that go down to the earth shall fall before him.
21:31. And to him my soul shall live: and my seed shall serve him.
21:32. There shall be declared to the Lord a generation to come: and the heavens shall shew forth his justice to a people that shall be born, which the Lord hath made.