Psalm 22:13

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

Read Psalm 22:13 Using Other Translations

They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.
they open wide their mouths at me, like a ravening and roaring lion.
Like lions they open their jaws against me, roaring and tearing into their prey.

What does Psalm 22:13 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.

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