This is a psalm of David, a King of Israel.
This psalm was written about a thousand years before Christ! Now, see the accuracy as it predicts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ! And certainly, the last two verses of this psalm are being fulfilled, seeing as people from every around the globe are proclaiming the LORD Jesus Christ and His righteousness!
Psalm 22 is printed at the bottom of this article for your convenience.
Compare Psalm 22:1 “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
to Matthew 27:46 below:
And about the ninth hour [3pm] Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken Me?”
Yet, Jesus does trust the Father implicitly! Compare Psalm 22:4-30 to Luke 23:46 below:
Jesus called out with a loud voice, ‘Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit.’ When He had said this, He breathed His last.”
Compare Psalm 22:7 to Matthew 27:30-31 below:
30 They spit on Him, and took the staff and struck Him on the head again and again. 31 After they had mocked Him…
Compare Psalm 22:8 to Matthew 27:43 below:
The Jewish high priests said, 43 He trusts in God. Let God rescue Him now if He wants Him, for He said, ‘I am the Son of God.’ ”
Compare Psalm 22:14 to John 19:34 below:
34 Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water.
Crucifixion would have the effects mentioned in Psalm 22:14-16 yet crucifixion was unknown in King David’s time, being a Roman torture and death. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpCtTN63SsU
The evil conspirators and the devils of hell gloated over Jesus’ suffering. (Psalm 22:16-17)
Compare Psalm 22:17 to Mark 15:24 below:
24 And they crucified Him. Dividing up His clothes, they cast lots to see what each would get.
And certainly, we see that God did answer the cry (Psalm 22:24) of YAHshua (Jesus) in resurrecting Him from the dead!
Matthew 28:5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; He has risen, just as He said. Come and see the place where He lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell His disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see Him.’ Now I have told you.”
Now I have told you!
You will make a choice to reject OR BELIEVE in the death and resurrection of YAHshua as the Savior and Messiah. YAHshua (YAH saves) is our salvation, the only way to the Father of Lights.
You NEED Christ! You are already CONDEMNED by your sins!
“but whoever does not believe stands condemned already” (John 3:18)
Yet YAHWEH God the Father offers salvation through YAHshua the Son.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. 18 Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.
“How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard Him;” (Hebrews 2:3)
Escape from sin and darkness! Believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ, YAHshua the Messiah, is LORD!
For the director of music. To the tune of “The Doe of the Morning.”
A psalm of David.
1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far from saving me,
so far from my cries of anguish?
2 My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer,
by night, but I find no rest.
3 Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One;
you are the one Israel praises.
4 In you our ancestors put their trust;
they trusted and you delivered them.
5 To you they cried out and were saved;
in you they trusted and were not put to shame.
6 But I am a worm and not a man,
scorned by everyone, despised by the people.
7 All who see me mock me;
they hurl insults, shaking their heads.
8 “He trusts in the Lord,” they say,
“let the Lord rescue him.
Let him deliver him,
since he delights in him.”
9 Yet you brought me out of the womb;
you made me trust in you, even at my mother’s breast.
10 From birth I was cast on you;
from my mother’s womb you have been my God.
11 Do not be far from me,
for trouble is near
and there is no one to help.
12 Many bulls surround me;
strong bulls of Bashan encircle me.
13 Roaring lions that tear their prey
open their mouths wide against me.
14 I am poured out like water,
and all my bones are out of joint.
My heart has turned to wax;
it has melted within me.
15 My mouth is dried up like a potsherd,
and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth;
you lay me in the dust of death.
16 Dogs surround me, a pack of villains encircles me; they pierce my hands and my feet.
17 All my bones are on display;
people stare and gloat over me.
18 They divide my clothes among them
and cast lots for my garment.
19 But you, Lord, do not be far from me.
You are my strength; come quickly to help me.
20 Deliver me from the sword,
my precious life from the power of the dogs.
21 Rescue me from the mouth of the lions;
save me from the horns of the wild oxen.
22 I will declare your name to my people;
in the assembly I will praise you.
23 You who fear the Lord, praise him!
All you descendants of Jacob, honor him!
Revere him, all you descendants of Israel!
24 For he has not despised or scorned
the suffering of the afflicted one;
he has not hidden his face from him
but has listened to his cry for help.
25 From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly;
before those who fear you I will fulfill my vows.
26 The poor will eat and be satisfied;
those who seek the Lord will praise him—
may your hearts live forever!
27 All the ends of the earth
will remember and turn to the Lord,
and all the families of the nations
will bow down before him,
28 for dominion belongs to the Lord
and he rules over the nations.
29 All the rich of the earth will feast and worship;
all who go down to the dust will kneel before him—
those who cannot keep themselves alive.
30 Posterity will serve him;
future generations will be told about the Lord.
31 They will proclaim his righteousness,
declaring to a people yet unborn:
He has done it!