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Psalm 22:18

18 They divide my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment.

Read Psalm 22:18 Using Other Translations

They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
they divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.
They divide my garments among themselves and throw dice for my clothing.

What does Psalm 22:18 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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 ) .


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