Psalms 22:13

13 Roaring lions that tear their prey open their mouths wide against me.

Psalms 22:13 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
13 They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.
English Standard Version (ESV)
13 they open wide their mouths at me, like a ravening and roaring lion.
New Living Translation (NLT)
13 Like lions they open their jaws against me, roaring and tearing into their prey.
The Message Bible (MSG)
13 Horns lowered, nostrils flaring, like a herd of buffalo on the move.
American Standard Version (ASV)
13 They gape upon me with their mouth, [As] a ravening and a roaring lion.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
13 They have opened their mouths to attack me like ferocious, roaring lions.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
13 They open their mouths against me- lions, mauling and roaring.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
13 They are like roaring lions that tear to pieces what they kill. They open their mouths wide to attack me.

Psalms 22:13 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 22:13

They gaped upon me [with] their mouths
Either by way of derision and contempt, ( Job 16:10 ) ; or belching out blasphemy against him, or rather, with the greatest vehemency, crying out "Crucify him, crucify him", ( Luke 23:21 ) ( John 19:6 ) ; and this they did

[as] a ravening and roaring lion,
when it has got its prey and rejoices, ( Amos 3:4 ) ; and being in such hands, and encompassed about with such enemies, as Christ was in the garden, in the high priest's hall, and in Pilate's judgment hall, is a third reason or argument used by him with God his Father, to be near to him and not far from him.

Psalms 22:13 In-Context

11 Do not be far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help.
12 Many bulls surround me; strong bulls of Bashan encircle me.
13 Roaring lions that tear their prey open their mouths wide against me.
14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart has turned to wax; it has melted within me.
15 My mouth is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; you lay me in the dust of death.

Cross References 3

  • 1. ver 21; Ezekiel 22:25; Zephaniah 3:3; Psalms 17:12
  • 2. S Genesis 49:9
  • 3. Lamentations 3:46; Psalms 35:21
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