The Book of Psalms (Hebrew: תְּהִלִּים or תהילים; Tehillim; lit. “Praises”), commonly referred to simply as Psalms, is the first book of the “Writings”, the third section of the Hebrew Bible.[1]

The composition of the psalms spans at least five centuries, from Psalm 29, which is adapted from early Canaanite worship, to others which are clearly from the post-Exilic period. The majority originated in the southern kingdom of Judah and were associated with the Temple in Jerusalem, where they probably functioned as libretto during the Temple worship.[2]

[1] Mazor, Lea (2011). “Book of Psalms”. In Berlin, Adele; Grossman, Maxine. The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion. Oxford University Press

[2] Kselman, John S. (2007). “Psalms”. In Coogan, Michael D.; Newsom, Carol Ann. The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books. Oxford UNiversity Press.


Verse 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? (groaning)

Mark 15:34 – “And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?  which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

Matthew 27:46 – “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?


Verse 7, 8 – “All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head [saying,]  He trusted on the LORD [that] he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.

Matthew 27:39-43 – “And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest [it]
in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from
the cross. Likewise also the chief priests mocking [him,] with the scribes and elders, said, He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.”

Mark 15:29-30 – “And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest [it] in three days,  Save thyself, and come down from the cross.

Luke 23:35 – “And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided [him,] saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.

 


Verse 16 – “For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.

Matthew 27:35 – “And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.

John 20:25,27 – “The other disciples therefore said unto him (Thomas), We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe…Then saith he (Christ) to Thomas, reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust [it] into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.


Verse 17 – “I may tell (can count) all my bones: they look [and] stare upon me.

Matthew 27:36,39 – “And sitting down they watched him there…And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads

Luke 23-27,35 – “And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him…And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided [him,] saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.”

John 19:37 -“And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced.”

 


Verse 18 – “They part (divide) my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture. (for my clothing)

Matthew 27:35 – “And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.

Mark 15:24 – “And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.”

Luke 23:34 – “Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not
what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.”

John 19:24 – “They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.”


He conquered Death so that we might live

He conquered Death so that we might live

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