Psalm 22:1

Hebrew Bible

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.

LXX Psalms 21:1


1 O God, my God, attend to me: why hast thou forsaken me? The account of my transgressions is far from my salvation. 2 O my God, I will cry to thee by day, but thou wilt not hear: and by night, and it shall not be accounted for folly to me. 3 But thou, the praise of Israel, dwellest in a sanctuary.

 Notes and References

"... This version of Ps 22:2-19 conveys the same themes that appear in the Hebrew texts, but there are features unique to the LXX. Psalm 22:2-19 presents a sufferer’s cry to God for help. The victim speaks to God, saying, “Pay attention to me” (Ps 22:2). He asks why God has forsaken him (Ps 22:2). Unlike the MT, the LXX only addresses God as “my God” (ὁ θεός μου) once. The LXX also adds the phrase, “pay attention to me” (πρόσχες μοι). A word in the final phrase in the LXX additionally differs from the MT. The MT has “words of my screaming (or ‘roaring’)” (שאגתי דברי.(732 The LXX instead reads, “words of my sins” (λόγοι τῶν παραπτωμάτων μου).” “Sins” is not a typical translation of שאגתי ..."

Winchester, Christopher Thematic Association in the Gospel of Matthew: Situating Exegesis in the Gospel of Matthew in its Second Temple Context (p. 303) University of Edinburgh, 2017

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