Monday, May 21, 2007

PSALM: 22



Psalm 22

1 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?
2 O my God, I cry in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.
3 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
4 Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.
5 They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.
6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
8 He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.
9 But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.
10 I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly.
11 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.
12 Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
13 They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a 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 in the midst of my bowels.
15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
17 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.
18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
19 But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me.
20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.
21 Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.
22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee
23 Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.
24 For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.
25 My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.
26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever
27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
28 For the kingdom is the LORD's: and he is the governor among the nations.
29 All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.
30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.

20 comments:

Andre Barnwell said...

NICE! mixing religion/spirituality with art, very refreshing and thank you for sharing.

OV! said...
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OV! said...

A,

thanks man. yeah, i think im at a point where i have to find some meaning with my work. fiction and super hero stuff is fine, but im trying to find a place for myself where im inspired on more than one level.

>oVi

Gabriele Pennacchioli said...

Beautiful piece!

Heath said...

Nice work, Ovi! I like how you design the blood on the rocks. Very awesome to see you do a piece with words from the One who gave you these talents. I hope we can see more!

Checkmark said...

It's really encouraging to see another Christian artist post something like this. I think God will take you far. You've already got awesome stuff.

mike . . . said...

very inspiring and wonderfulling powerful, ovi.
thanks for this verbal and visual refreshment of content. always good to seek something deeper in your work and purpose. :)

take care and all the very best,
mike . . .

Ken Chandler said...

Nicely said! Great work, great blog. Thanks for posting.

OV! said...

thanks guys, i really appreciate it. there will be more to come.


>oVi

Dougmian said...

Ovi,
I love Psalms, God bless you and your art.

Shawn Escott said...

Very cool! I like it! Nice perspective focusing on the solders and only the few drops of blood lets you know exactly what has taken place. Very creative and well done!

Mike said...

Dude! I didn't know you were a Christian! Very cool! As always I dig your stuff. Now I dig it even deeper! Sweet!

rusty said...

very inspiring! thanks for posting this!

Alina Chau said...

Fun illo!!

phc said...

wonderful drawing...

roby

Alex "Toon" Deligiannis said...

I thought you were just a fellow romanian, didn't know you were a fellow brother too :) Great piece man, I love it!!!

SHANE PRIGMORE said...

Beautiful man. That has such a great feel. It's georgous Ovi.

Philip Dimitriadis said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!Nice work!!!

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Ram said...

Wow! I never expected to see a such a beatiful representation of a very passionate psalm. Congratulations Ovi!

I'm an illustrator too and am currently painting a series based on the book of Revelations. I meet the Lord through this book so is kind of a homage to what he's done in my life. Soon I'll be posting some photographs in my blog.

It is great to see other artists like you doing this. Keep up the good work and blessings!