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        Psalms About a Savior

        February 4, 2024 ()

        Bible Text: Psalm 22:1-24, Psalm 110:1-7 |


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        Why Have You Forsaken Me?

        To the choirmaster: according to The Doe of the Dawn. A Psalm of David.

        22 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
            Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?
        O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer,
            and by night, but I find no rest.

        Yet you are holy,
            enthroned on the praises[a] of Israel.
        In you our fathers trusted;
            they trusted, and you delivered them.
        To you they cried and were rescued;
            in you they trusted and were not put to shame.

        But I am a worm and not a man,
            scorned by mankind and despised by the people.
        All who see me mock me;
            they make mouths at me; they wag their heads;
        “He trusts in the Lord; let him deliver him;
            let him rescue him, for he delights in him!”

        Yet you are he who took me from the womb;
            you made me trust you at my mother's breasts.
        10 On you was I cast from my birth,
            and from my mother's womb you have been my God.
        11 Be not far from me,
            for trouble is near,
            and there is none to help.

        12 Many bulls encompass me;
            strong bulls of Bashan surround me;
        13 they open wide their mouths at me,
            like a ravening and roaring lion.

        14 I am poured out like water,
            and all my bones are out of joint;
        my heart is like wax;
            it is melted within my breast;
        15 my strength is dried up like a potsherd,
            and my tongue sticks to my jaws;
            you lay me in the dust of death.

        16 For dogs encompass me;
            a company of evildoers encircles me;
        they have pierced my hands and feet[b]
        17 I can count all my bones—
        they stare and gloat over me;
        18 they divide my garments among them,
            and for my clothing they cast lots.

        19 But you, O Lord, do not be far off!
            O you my help, come quickly to my aid!
        20 Deliver my soul from the sword,
            my precious life from the power of the dog!
        21     Save me from the mouth of the lion!
        You have rescued[c] me from the horns of the wild oxen!

        22 I will tell of your name to my brothers;
            in the midst of the congregation I will praise you:
        23 You who fear the Lord, praise him!
            All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him,
            and stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!
        24 For he has not despised or abhorred
            the affliction of the afflicted,
        and he has not hidden his face from him,
            but has heard, when he cried to him.

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        Sit at My Right Hand

        A Psalm of David.

        110 The Lord says to my Lord:
            “Sit at my right hand,
        until I make your enemies your footstool.”

        The Lord sends forth from Zion
            your mighty scepter.
            Rule in the midst of your enemies!
        Your people will offer themselves freely
            on the day of your power,[a]
            in holy garments;[b]
        from the womb of the morning,
            the dew of your youth will be yours.[c]
        The Lord has sworn
            and will not change his mind,
        “You are a priest forever
            after the order of Melchizedek.”

        The Lord is at your right hand;
            he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath.
        He will execute judgment among the nations,
            filling them with corpses;
        he will shatter chiefs[d]
            over the wide earth.
        He will drink from the brook by the way;
            therefore he will lift up his head.

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