This Psalm, as it sets out the sufferings of Christ to the full, so also his three great offices. The Man of Sorrows had prayed until his speech failed him, and he could only utter moanings and groanings as men do in severe sicknesses, like the roarings of a wounded animal. While the Jewish commentary tries to explain the meaning of Psalm 22 as pertaining only to David, the sufferings described clearly exceed what David suffered during his life. We should read reverently, putting off our shoes from off our feet, as Moses did at the burning bush, for if there be holy ground anywhere in Scripture it is in this psalm. Now for our Saviour, who had known experimentally how sweet the comfort of his Father's face had been, and had lived all his days under the warm beams and influences of the Divinity, and had had his soul all along refreshed with the sense of the Divine presence, for him to be left in that horror and darkness, as to have no taste of comfort, no glimpse of the Divinity breaking in upon his human soul, how great an affliction must that needs be unto him! 15. When Christ complains of having been forsaken by God, we are not to understand that he was forsaken by the First Person, or that there was a dissolution of the hypostatic union, or that he lost the favour and friendship of the Father; but he signifies to us that God permitted his human nature to undergo those dreadful torments, and to suffer an ignominious death, from which he could, if he chose, most easily deliver him. Well scripture gives us the answer: God is just and He is holy and sin must be punished. Jewish interpretations of Psalm 22 identify the individual in the psalm with a royal figure, usually King David or Queen Esther. For example, David's hands and feet were never "pierced" (Psalm 22:16), and nobody "cast lots" (Psalm 22:18) for David's clothes. Why hast thou forsaken me? Nailed to the tree we behold our great Redeemer in extremities, and what see we? Moreover, this sad desertion of Christ becomes a comfortable pattern to poor deserted souls in divers respects; and the proper business of such souls, at such times, is to eye it believingly. The Psalm begins: "My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?" This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. (1575-1653), in "A Commentary on the whole Epistle to the Hebrews." Which may be considered either as … Because he was forsaken for a time you shall not be forsaken for ever. Psalm 22:1. Now, this being equivalent and borne in thy room, must needs give thee the highest security in the world that God will never finally withdraw from thee. What strong crying and tears were those which made him too hoarse for speech! We contrast this with John 16:32 , "I am not alone, because the Father is with me." Verse 1. Verse 1. And moreover I do not remember any one other place in the Scriptures where we have this repetition, ELI, EL. The "unicorn," and the "bulls of Bashan," gored him with their horns; the great "lion" roared at him; and the "dog" fastened himself upon him. It was David that was caused to pen these prophetic words, which were uttered by our Saviour on the cross, when He bore the sin of the world in His body on the Tree. As for his divine nature, he and his Father can never sunder in that, and so at no time is he alone, but the Father is always with him. This last interpretation is the subject of much enquiry and conjecture. Let us gaze with holy wonder, and mark the flashes of light amid the awful darkness of that midday midnight. I roar as a lion. Oh for grace to draw near and see this great sight! Division. It is important to recognize, however, that Psalm 22 is not important simply … (1-2) The cry of the forsaken. Verse 1. In his own time he bowed his head and gave up the ghost. A sight of self seen by penitence, and of Jesus on the cross seen by faith will best expound this question. Verse 1. Verse 1. Whole Psalm. 3. "Forsaken:" if thou hadst chastened I might bear it, for thy face would shine; but to forsake me utterly, ah! 17. History and context. 1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?t Why are you so faru from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish?v 2 My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer,w The debt we owe our Saviour should be a never-ending stream of grateful love that floods through our heart and soul, knowing that He was made sin on our account so that we could be made the righteousness of God in Him. All rights reserved. Title. Verse 1 BLESSED IS THE MAN WHO WALKS NOT IN THE COUNSEL OF THE WICKED NOR STAND IN THE WAY OF SINNERS.. The Entreaty. Indeed, this psalm is an appropriate lectionary reading for Good Friday because the Gospels cite and allude to it at least five times in the crucifixion account. If a snake had escaped the hart after being drawn out by the hart by its breath, it was said to be more vehemently poisonous than before. Why should God the Son suffer the concentrated horror of those three eternal hours. We must lay the emphasis on every word of this saddest of all utterances. 16. The repetition is expressive of fervent desire -- "My God", in an especial sense, as in his words after the resurrection to Mary Magdalene, "I ascend unto my God, and your God;" "My God", not as the Son of God only, but in that nature which he hath assumed, as the beloved Son in whom the Father is well pleased; who is loved of the Father and who loveth the Father more than the whole universe. Nothing in the psalm indicates the situation or the circumstances that led David to write the words in front of us. To what extremity of grief was our Master driven? The hind. Though God forsook Christ, yet at that time he could justify God. Verse 1. Even the Jewish Sages recognized and admitted that Psalm 22 was a prophetic psalm about the Messiah. The Complaint. This was the startling cry of Golgotha: Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani. All Scripture is inspired by God but some passages cause us to take off our shoes from off our feet for the content they communicate is most holy and precious. Not the "why" of impatience or despair, not the sinful questioning of one whose heart rebels against his chastening, but rather the cry of a lost child who cannot understand why his father has left him, and who longs to see his father's face again. The Contrast. J. Stevenson, has a sermon upon every verse. When one asked of holy Mr. Baines how the case stood with his soul, he answered, "Supports I have, though suavities I want." A prophecy of the passion of Christ, and of the vocation of the Gentiles. What must have been his anguish to find his own beloved and trusted Father standing afar off, and neither granting help nor apparently hearing prayer! "To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar. … Pour it out in volleys of groans. "A psalm of David." and ends, according to some, in the original with "It is finished." Desertion is in itself no sin; for Christ endured its bitterness, aye, he was so deep in it, that when he died, he said, Why hast thou forsaken me? It will be very readily admitted that the hind is a very appropriate emblem of the suffering and persecuted righteous man who meets us in this Psalm... That the hind may be a figurative expression significant of suffering innocence, is put beyond a doubt by the fact, that the wicked and the persecutors in this Psalm, whose peculiar physiognomy is marked by emblems drawn from the brute creation, are designed by the terms dogs, lions, bulls, etc. He did not abandon the son of Mary; rather, He “heard” the cries of His suffering child. Thou mayest be beloved of God and not feel it; Christ was so, he was beloved of the Father, and yet he had no present sense and feeling of his love. For three long hours time embraced eternity.. as the world was plunged into a thick darkness. — In these words Christ, when hanging on the cross, complained, that he was deprived, for a time, of the loving presence and comforting influence of his heavenly Father: and St. Matthew and St. Mark give us the very expressions which he used, Eli, Eli; or, as St. Mark has it, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani. Alexander Wedderburn, 1701. It is observed that this expression, "My God," is three times repeated. Our Lord Jesus is so often compared to a hind, and his cruel huntings are so pathetically described in this most affecting psalm, that we cannot but believe that the title indicates the Lord Jesus under a well known poetical metaphor; at any rate, Jesus is the Hind of the morning concerning whom David here sings. His suffering was unique at that point as He offered Himself up for the sins of His people. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. He was surrounded by mean and nasty men ready to devour Him. (Read Psalm 22:1-10) The Spirit of Christ, which was in the prophets, testifies in this psalm, clearly and fully, the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. Here he was driven by the huntsmen to the edges of the awful precipices yawning destruction from below, while he was surrounded and held at bay by all the beasts of prey and monsters of the infernal forest. There always was some "dog," or "bull," or "unicorn," ready to attack him. That face was then hid from him that had always smiled before; and his soul felt that horror and that darkness which it had never felt before. "But thou [art] holy, [O thou] that inhabitest the praises of Israel." Meaning of Psalm 1 verse by verse. The volume entitled "Christ on the Cross," by Rev. why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? "Thou:" I can understand why traitorous Judas and timid Peter should be gone, but thou, my God, my faithful friend, how canst thou leave me? This is a kind of gem among the Psalms, and is peculiarly excellent and remarkable. The Everlasting Theme and Occupation. The timidity of the deer was ascribed to the great size of its heart, in which they thought was a bone shaped like a cross. A total, a final desertion ours is not; partial the best have had and have. Psalm 22:1 NIV - My God, my God, why have you… | Biblia 19 mBehold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? but that thou hadst a divine support, but thou hadst not (it seemeth) that inward joy which at other times did fill thee; now thou art in thy glory, pity a worm in misery, that mourns and desires more after thee than all things: Lord, you paid dear for my good, let good come unto me. Heaven was hushed and time stood still - and God turned His face away from the Son of His love, in Whom He was well pleased. Psalm 22:1 King James Version (KJV) 22 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? 25. Calmet believed that the psalm was addressed to the music master who presided over the band called the "Morning Hind," and Adam Clarke thinks this to be the most likely of all the conjectural interpretations, although he himself inclines to the belief that no interpretation should be attempted, and believes that it is a merely arbitrary and unmeaning title, such as Orientals have always been in the habit of appending to their songs. The prophetical office of Christ, from Psalms 22:22-25 . That which is foretold about his vows ( Psalms 22:25 ), hath respect to his priestly function. Christ on the Cross: An Exposition of the Twenty-second Psalm. Verse 1. For all who believe on Him, by grace through faith, would be reconciled to God; become eternally saved and forever forgiven, by means of the astonishing atoning sacrifice that Christ made on that singular day. Why are You so far from helping Me, And from the words of My groaning? This Sun was under a doleful eclipse, this living Lord was pleased to die, and in his death was under the frowns of an angry God. The Reproach. Richard Capel. Messiah's suffering included humiliation, the taunts of unbelievers, a distressful sense of loneliness, and intense physical pain. For the three of the blackest hours in human history the eternal Son of God was separated from His Father in heaven as He was made sin on our account. The Taunt. It's no small matter will make that majestic creature to roar. The Cry. The Insulting Gaze. nI will make a way in the wilderness We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. It may have been actually repeated word by word by our Lord when hanging on the tree; it would be too bold to say that it was so, but even a casual reader may see that it might have been. Whole Psalm. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?" -- Aijeleth Shahar. Christ voluntarily took upon Himself the responsibility of paying the price for all our sin (committed sins, inherent sin and the inherited sin nature) and God laid on HIM the iniquity of the world. William Streat, in "The Dividing of the Hoof," 1654. Though he condemned me I must and will justify him: this also is Christ like. 14. Condensed from Wood's "Bible Animals", by C.H.S. David did not suffer the torture of the cross, yet via the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, he described almost all the tortures that Christ was afflicted with on the cross. All Scripture is inspired by God but some passages cause us to take off our shoes from off our feet for the content they communicate is most holy and precious. Whole Psalm. John Morison. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Did God really forsake Jesus Christ upon the cross? And Christ (to teach us to cry after God the Father, like children after the mother, whose very stepping but at the door, ofttimes makes the babe believe, and so saith that his father is gone for ever), presents in his own sufferings how much he is sensible of ours in that case. My God my God why hast Thou forsaken me? Verse 1. Verse 1. The Psalmist is David, the shepherd king of Israel, who rejoices that his hope and strength in the Lord. The Partition of the Garments and Casting Lots. Ludolph, the Carthusian (circa 1350), in J. M. Neale's Commentary. (Psalm 22:1). For he was forsaken for you. This Psalm must be expounded, word for word, entire and in every respect, of Christ only; without any allegory, trope, or anagoge. And it is as much as if Christ had said, O my God, no words can express my anguish, I will not speak, but roar, howl out my complaints. Psalm 22.1-2. Heavenly Father, I cannot begin to grasp what Christ had to endure on the cross on my account. Verse 1. The Testimony. Surely enough, at the appointed time, did he escape from the hunter's net, and stand forth on the mountains of Israel ALIVE, and never, NEVER to die again. Nor does the sufferer distrust the power of God to sustain him, for the title used -- "El" -- signifies strength, and is the name of the Mighty God. We give the headings, they are suggestive. Yet there was reason for all this which those who rest in Jesus as their Substitute well know. Psalm 43 is the only psalm in the second book that lacks a superscription; and the two psalms are in fact joined together in some Hebrew manuscripts. The whole Psalm refers to Christ, containing much that cannot be applied to another: parting his garments, casting lots for his vesture, etc. This was good cause to make him "roar." Lord, you know what it is for a soul to be forsaken, it was sometime thine own case when you complained, My God, why hast thou forsaken me? So that there was no separation between the divine and human nature, yet he suffered pains equal to those which we had deserved to suffer in hell for ever. The old grammarians derived Elaphas, or hart, from elaunein tous opheis, that is, of driving away serpents. This ode of singular excellence was committed to the most excellent of the temple songsters; the chief among ten thousand is worthy to be extolled by the chief Musician; no meaner singer must have charge of such a strain; we must see to it that we call up our best abilities when Jesus is the theme of praise. The Mockery. It begins with, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" We have had gall and wormwood, but he tasted a more bitter cup. v22 I will tell your name to my brothers. Proud member From Psalms 22:1-21 is a most pitiful cry for help, and from Psalms 22:21-31 is a most precious foretaste of deliverance. 8. so that by faith in Him we might never be forsaken but united with Him forever. The Author of the Faith. These very words would be uttered about 1,000 years later by the Son of David, Jesus Christ when he was hanging on the cross. The Enthronement. He is described as a kindly, meek and beautiful hart, started by the huntsman at the dawn of the day. Having ears to hear let us hear, and having eyes to see let us see! 18. Why did God forsake the Son of His love? According to their curious natural history, there exists a deadly enmity between the deer and the serpent, and the deer by its warm breath draws serpents out of their holes in order to devour them. Psalm 22:12-18 clearly depict Christ’s suffering at the cross. Nor does it cost him any trouble to go thence to Galilee to his friends, and again to the Mount of Olives, "on the mountains of spices," carrying with him the day dawn, "robed in life and beauty for ever more." God turns away his face, David himself is troubled: "The just shall live by faith," and not by feeling. What an enquiry is this before us! J. J. Stewart Perowne. We … His sufferings are copiously described from Psalms 22:1-22 . The church had long seen the Messiah "like a roe, or a young hart, upon the mountains," had "heard the voice of her Beloved," and had cried out, "Behold, he cometh, leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills;" sometimes he was even seen, with the dawn of the day, in the neighbourhood of the temple, and beside the enclosures of the vineyards. I know not whether any Psalm throughout the whole book contains matter more weighty, or from which the hearts of the godly can so truly perceive those sighs and groans, inexpressible by man, which their Lord and Head, Jesus Christ, uttered when conflicting for us in the midst of death, and in the midst of the pains and terrors of hell. Oh that we could imitate this cleaving to an afflicting God! David and his afflictions may be here in a very modified sense, but, as the star is concealed by the light of the sun, he who sees Jesus will probably neither see nor care to see David. The first verse expresses a species of suffering that never at any other time was felt in this world, and never will be again -- the vengeance of the Almighty upon his child -- "MY God, why hast thou forsaken me?" 12, 13. The Satisfaction of the Meek; the Seekers of the Lord Praising Him; the Eternal Life. And the sinless Lord Jesus, Who is God in the flesh, took upon Himself every sin we committed and every violation of God's perfect Law - together with the inherent sin we received from our forefathers and the inherited sin nature we received as part of Adam's fallen race. That these words in David were notwithstanding the words of Christ, there is no true believer ignorant; yet how cross our Lord's words in John! Christ found Calvary a craggy, jagged, and fearful hill -- "a mountain of division." The book of Psalms gives us with some of the most beautifully written discourses known to man. This may be a great comfort to holy souls under the suspension of those comforts and manifestations which sometimes they have felt; Christ himself underwent such a suspension, therefore such a suspension of divine comfort may consist with God's love. Jesus cried out these very words from the cross, (Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34). Thou mayest conclude possibly, "I am a hypocrite, and therefore God hath forsaken me;" this is the complaint of some doubting Christians, "I am a hypocrite, and therefore God hath forsaken me;" but thou hast no reason so to conclude: there was no failure in Christ's obedience, and yet Christ was forsaken in point of comfort; therefore desertion, in point of comfort, may consist with truth of grace, yea, with the highest measure of grace; so it did in our Saviour. This is worst of all, yea, worse than all put together. The Invitation. Verse 1. Faith and the want of sense are not inconsistent; there may be no present sense of God's love, nay, there may be a present sense of his wrath, and yet there may be faith at the same time. David cries out and wonders if God has forsaken him. However that may be, by taking these first words on his lips, he stamped the Psalm as belonging to himself. My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Subject. For so much those words of Christ signify, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? With the dagesh, the meaning is almost always the “deer/doe” meaning. Psalm 42: Psalms 42 and 43 are two psalms that should probably be taken as one for several reasons (42:5, 11 and 43:5), provide a threefold refrain for the poem; the theme is the same. Cassiodorus. Is not thy spirit according to thy measure, framed like Christ's in this; canst thou not, say even when he writes bitter things against thee, he is a holy, faithful and good God for all this! John Row. Oh! 19-21. of Verse 1. A Psalm of David.My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?Far from my deliverance are the words of my groaning. Christmas Evans, 1766-1838. 21. 22. The first part, verses 1–21, contains an urgent prayer, in which the suppliant questions a holy God's distance from him in his time of suffering. Thus did the suffering Messiah pour forth strong crying and tears, to him that was able to save him from death. why is this? דוְאַתָּ֥ה קָד֑וֹשׁ י֜וֹשֵׁ֗ב תְּהִלּ֥וֹת יִשְׂרָאֵֽל: But You are holy: and … Psalms 38:9 33:3 Job 3:24 . Answer: -- It is one thing to speak out of present sense of misery, another thing to be confident of a never separated Deity. Thy God may turn away his face, he will not pluck away his arm. The expressive repetition THRICE ( Psalms 22:1-2) of the cry, "my God," implies that the Sufferer clung firmly to this truth, that God was still His God, in spite of all appearances to the contrary. May my life reflect eternal love and gratitude. The Appeal. My God, my God, etc. It contains those deep, sublime, and heavy sufferings of Christ, when agonizing in the midst of the terrors and pangs of divine wrath and death, which surpass all human thought and comprehension. how will our very hearts melt with love, when we remember that as we have been distressed for our sins against him; so he was in greater agonies for us? The Faintness. Why are You so far from … That which is foretold about his vows ( Psalms 22:25 ), hath respect to his priestly function. Here is comfort to deserted souls; Christ himself was deserted; therefore, if thou be deserted, God dealeth no otherwise with thee than he did with Christ. Much extraordinary symbolism has by old authors been conjured up and clustered around the hind. The words Aijeleth Shahar are enigmatical, and their meaning is uncertain; some refer them to a musical instrument used upon mournful occasions, but the majority adhere to the translation of our margin, "Concerning the kind of the morning." Psalm 22:1 For the choir director; upon Aijeleth Hashshahar. Even the burning a portion of the deer's horns was said to drive away all snakes. Title. not, O my Lord! His omnipotent arms were under him, though his pleased face was hid from him. Before us we have a description both of the darkness and of the glory of the cross, the sufferings of Christ and the glory which shall follow. He knows the Lord to be the all sufficient support and succour of his spirit, and therefore appeals to him in the agony of grief, but not in the misery of doubt. No matter what caused David to pen this Psalm, we remember the solemn event, which it foreshadowed. 1842. I will praise you in the congregation. Hebrews 5:7 . Verse 1. The Piercing. The Emaciation. 29. We don't know when David wrote this psalm … It comes from a root that signifies to howl or roar as a lion, and rather signifies the noise made by a wild beast than the voice of a man. Title. The Conversion of the World. But he foiled them all. But You are holy; You await the praises of Israel. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? It also contains a graphic description of the Messiah's suffering. It was possible for Christ by faith to know that he was beloved of God, and he did know that he was beloved of God, when yet as to sense and feeling he tasted of God's wrath. then from the desertion of Christ singular consolation springs up to the people of God; yea, manifold consolation. In fact, Rashi explains verse 27 as referring: “To the time of redemption, to the days of the Messiah.” (Rashi’s commentary on Psalm 22:27). And sure so great a spirit as Christ's would not have roared under a slight burden. See Psalms 22:20 and 88:5. Likewise, the Psalmist explains: "All who see me sneer at me; They separate with the lip, they wag the head, saying, 'Commit yourself to the Lord; let Him deliver him; Let Him rescue him, because He delights in him,'” (Psalm 22:7-8) The gosp… By the Rev. JOHN STEVENSON, Perpetual Curate of Curry and Gunwalloe, Cornwall. Realizing that Psalms can be predictive, it is important to note just how predictive Psalm 22really is of Jesus' suffering. This is beyond all others THE PSALM OF THE CROSS. There is a tradition that our Lord, hanging on the cross, began, as we know from the gospel, this Psalm; and repeating it and those that follow, gave up his most blessed spirit when he came to the sixth verse of the thirty-first Psalm. 24. (gaf), seems primarily to denote the roaring of a lion; but, as applied to intelligent beings, it is generally expressive of profound mental anguish poured forth in audible and even vehement strains. Far from my deliverance are the words of my groaning. O My God, I cry in the daytime, but You do not hear; And in the night season, and am not silent. In the most general sense, Psalm 22 is about a person who is crying out to God to save him from the taunts and torments of his enemies, and (in the last ten verses) thanking God for rescuing him. "Me:" thine innocent, obedient, suffering Son, why leavest thou me to perish? Why did His heavenly Father turn His back on His only begotten Son in Whom He delighted? Jesus is forsaken because our sins had separated between us and our God. was the question He screamed - and these poignant words must have reverberated throughout an astonished universe. He finds no answer from God. 28. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? When one properly understands Psalm 22, the true Messiah and Savior can be easily discerned. Footnotes [] 22:1 In Hebrew texts 22:1-31 is numbered 22:2-32[] 22:2 Or "night, and am not silent[] 22:3 Or "Yet you are holy," / "enthroned on the praises of Israel[] 22:15 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text "strength[] 22:16 Dead Sea Scrolls and some manuscripts of the Masoretic Text, Septuagint and Syriac; most manuscripts of the Masoretic Text "me," / "like a lion That is what the inscription over psalm 22 says. This is a preface or introduction to the whole book of the psalmist and it describes a Blessed man, also be referred to … Why? What does this verse really mean? Whole Psalm. For plaintive expressions uprising from unutterable depths of woe we may say of this psalm, "there is none like it." Like a lion that is hurt in the forest, so he roared and cried out, though there was no despair in him; and when he was forsaken, yet there was trust and hope in these words, My God, my God. The Gratitude. How shocking that so many legalists do not consider that Christ's sacrificial death was sufficient - and insist that we have to add our own works to His finished work on the cross. Verse 1. Thank You that He died for me - I pray that I might live for Him, in Jesus name. Now he is with Mary in the garden, giving evidence of his own resurrection; in a moment he is at Emmaus, encouraging the too timid and bewildered disciples. Psalm 22 begins with the most anguished cry in human history: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” These are the words that Jesus took on His lips at the depth of His suffering on the cross. Why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? 9,10. It was for our sake that He was forsaken and it was US that he was forced to cry out: My God my God why hast Thou forsaken Me? It is the photograph of our Lord's saddest hours, the record of his dying words, the lachrymatory of his last tears, the memorial of his expiring joys. Verse 1. My God, my God. It was so sharp, so heavy an affliction to Christ's soul, that it caused him who was meek under all other sufferings as a lamb, to roar under this like a lion. Timothy Rogers. And whereas, through the whole course of his passion, with such patience did our Lord suffer, as not to let a single groan or sigh escape from him, so now, lest the bystanders may readily believe that he was rendered impassable by some superior power; therefore, when his last moments were nigh he protests that he is true man, truly passible; forsaken by his Father in his sufferings, the bitterness and acuteness of which he then intimately felt. My God, my God! The Finish of the Faith. Hell itself has for its fiercest flame the separation of the soul from God. 26. Herod began hunting him down as soon as he appeared. My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Verse 1. 17. My God, my God, etc. How shocking that the vast majority of humanity have refused to hear and receive the glorious gospel of grace. 11. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. --Reprinted in Nichol's Series of Commentaries. What does Psalm 22:19 mean? The spirit of adoption was strong within the suffering Son of Man, and he felt no doubt about his interest in his God. Psalms 22:1-21 NKJV. what is the great cause of such a strange fact as for God to leave his own Son at such a time and in such a plight? Accordingly, many suggest that the meaning in our verse is something like “strength of the morning.” Then we could interpret this with a meaning like “sunrise.” But our “ayelet” has a dagesh in the yod. So you read, "O my God (saith he), I cry in the day time; but thou hearest not, and in the night season, and am not silent; but thou art holy." Whole Psalm. This was His antidote to despair, and the pledge that God would yet interpose as His Deliverer. 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