Psalms 22:13

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

Psalms 22:13 in Other Translations

KJV
13 They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.
ESV
13 they open wide their mouths at me, like a ravening and roaring lion.
NLT
13 Like lions they open their jaws against me, roaring and tearing into their prey.
MSG
13 Horns lowered, nostrils flaring, like a herd of buffalo on the move.
CSB
13 They open their mouths against me- lions, mauling and roaring.

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