They Pierced My Hands and My Feet

Psalm 22:16-18  

For dogs have surrounded Me; the congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet; I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me. They divide My garments among them, and for My clothing they cast lots.

Listen to the "Verse by Verse" episode covering this scripture.

God inspired David’s figurative description of his own suffering to describe the literal suffering Jesus Christ would experience. “They pierced My hands and My feet” was fulfilled in the crucifixion as He was nailed to the stake or cross.

The Roman soldiers who crucified Jesus directly fulfilled verse 18 by dividing His clothing among the four of them, but deciding to gamble for His tunic rather than tear it (John 19:23-24).

For more about Christ’s incredible sacrifice, see “Passover: What Did Jesus Do for You?” “The Crucifixion of Jesus” and “Sacrifice of Jesus.”

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