Psalms 22:18

18 They take my wallet and the shirt off my back, and then throw dice for my clothes.

Psalms 22:18 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 22:18

They part my garments among them
Such as died the death of the cross were crucified naked F8, and their clothes were the perquisites of the executioners; there were four soldiers concerned in the crucifixion of Christ, and these parted his garments into four parts, and everyone took his part;

and cast lots on my vesture;
which was a seamless coat, wove from the top to the bottom; and therefore, not willing to rend it, they cast lots upon it who should have it; all this was exactly fulfilled in Christ, ( John 19:23 John 19:24 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F8 Vid Lipsium de Cruce, l. 2. c. 7. p. 81.

Psalms 22:18 In-Context

16 Now packs of wild dogs come at me; thugs gang up on me. They pin me down hand and foot,
17 and lock me in a cage - a bag Of bones in a cage, stared at by every passerby.
18 They take my wallet and the shirt off my back, and then throw dice for my clothes.
19 You, God - don't put off my rescue! Hurry and help me!
20 Don't let them cut my throat; don't let those mongrels devour me.