|Psalms 22 |
1 [This Psalm is David's Vision and Prophecy of the Crucifixion of Jesus, over 1000 years before it occurred. The text in green can be clicked on to see the fulfillment of David's prophecy] My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning?
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning?
2 O my God, I cry in the day time, but you do not answer; and in the night I am not silent.
3 But you are holy, O you who are enthroned upon the praises of Israel.
4 Our fathers trusted in you; they trusted and you delivered them.
5 They cried to you and were delivered; they trusted in you, and were not ashamed.
9 But you are he who took me out of the womb; you made me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.
10 I was cast upon you from my birth; you are my God from my mother's womb.
11 Be not far from me, for trouble is near and there is none to help.
12 Many bulls have surrounded me; strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me.
13 They gape at me with their mouths wide, like a raging and 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 within me.
15 My strength is dried up like a fragment of broken pottery; my tongue cleaves to my jaws; and you have brought me into the dust of death.
17 I can count all my bones; they look and stare upon me.
19 Do not be far from me, O LORD; O my strength, haste to help me!
20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my precious life from the power of the dogs.
21 Save me from the lion's mouth; for you have heard me from the horns of the wild oxen.
22 I will declare your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will praise you.
23 You who fear the LORD, praise him! All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him. Fear him, all you offspring of Israel.
24 For he has not despised or abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither has he hidden his face from him, but when he cried to him, he answered.
25 My praise shall be of you in the great congregation. I will pay my vows before those who fear him.
26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him will praise the LORD. May your heart live forever.
27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you,
28 For the kingdom is the LORD's, and he is the ruler over the nations.
29 All those who are mighty upon earth shall eat and worship; all those who go down to the dust shall bow before him, even those who cannot keep their own soul alive.
30 Future generations shall serve him; they shall tell of the Lord to the coming generations.
31 They will come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet to be born — that he has done it.
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1 I am a worm, and no man; scorned by men and despised by the people. All the people said to Pilate, "Crucify him! Crucify him!" Then all the people answered, and said, "His blood be on us, and on our children!" Just like the priests incited their followers to kill the Quakers, the Jewish priests, their income threatened, incited all the multitude of Jewish people to kill Jesus. But then, what an incredible curse the Jewish people called upon themselves, shouting to Pilate: "His blood be on us, and on our children!" And so, thirty-seven years later, it came to pass:
The end of the Jewish Kingdom was in 70 A.D. In the first of several Jewish rebellions against Rome, most of the Jews were massacred and the temple in Jerusalem was completely destroyed by the Roman Prince, Titus, in 70 AD. Titus, who later became emperor of Rome, was the son of the Emperor Vespasian. Josephus, a first century historian, wrote that 1.1 million Jews died and hundreds of thousands were forced out of the country and into exile and slavery. The severity of Rome's destruction of Israel stemmed from The Great Revolt of the Jews against the Roman Empire in which Jewish rebels defeated the XII Roman Legion, killing 6,000 Roman troops and wounding many more — it was one of the worst defeats in Roman history, a humiliating defeat by a Jewish rag-tag group of rebels, and with loss of the legion's aquilla or Eagle, (Rome's standard); and because the Eagle symbolized Rome, (Eagle lost, honor lost; honor lost, all lost), Rome was insulted, shocked, outraged, and resolved to inflict severe retribution on the Jews.
In a later Jewish rebellion against Rome in135 A.D., the Roman Emperor Hadrian further destroyed Jerusalem and Israel. Cassius Dio, a second century historian, counted 580,000 Jews killed, 50 fortified towns and 985 villages destroyed, and all the remaining Jews exiled to countries throughout the Roman Empire and eventually scattered and re-scattered throughout the world.
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