But I am a worm, not a man,
scorned by men, despised by the people.e
8All who see me mock me;
they curl their lips and jeer;
they shake their heads at me:f
9“He relied on the LORD—let him deliver him;
if he loves him, let him rescue him.”g
10For you drew me forth from the womb,
made me safe at my mother’s breasts.
11Upon you I was thrust from the womb;
since my mother bore me you are my God.h
12Do not stay far from me,
for trouble is near,
and there is no one to help.i
13Many bulls* surround me;
fierce bulls of Bashan* encircle me.
14They open their mouths against me,
lions that rend and roar.j
15Like water my life drains away;
all my bones are disjointed.
My heart has become like wax,
it melts away within me.
16As dry as a potsherd is my throat;
my tongue cleaves to my palate;
you lay me in the dust of death.*
17Dogs surround me;
a pack of evildoers closes in on me.
They have pierced my hands and my feet
18I can count all my bones.k
They stare at me and gloat;
19they divide my garments among them;
for my clothing they cast lots.l
20But you, LORD, do not stay far off;
my strength, come quickly to help me.
21Deliver my soul from the sword,
my life from the grip of the dog.
22Save me from the lion’s mouth,
my poor life from the horns of wild bulls.
I remember when I read Psalm 22 for the first time in my own Bible Study and it spoke volumes to me for it was written by King David and this did not happen to him, but happen so exactly to Jesus hanging on the cross… all I could say was WOW… but then I was already a believer. How many years did King David precede Jesus and how did he know they would gamble for his clothing??? they would pierce his hands and his feet?? they would number all his bones??