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To you they cried out and they escaped;
    in you they trusted and were not disappointed.(A)
[a]But I am a worm, not a man,
    scorned by men, despised by the people.(B)
All who see me mock me;
    they curl their lips and jeer;
    they shake their heads at me:(C)

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  1. 22:7 I am a worm, not a man: the psalmist’s sense of isolation and dehumanization, an important motif of Ps 22, is vividly portrayed here.

But I am a worm(A) and not a man,
    scorned by everyone,(B) despised(C) by the people.
All who see me mock me;(D)
    they hurl insults,(E) shaking their heads.(F)
“He trusts in the Lord,” they say,
    “let the Lord rescue him.(G)
Let him deliver him,(H)
    since he delights(I) in him.”

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