Psalms 22:18

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

Psalms 22:18 in Other Translations

18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
18 they divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.
18 They divide my garments among themselves and throw dice for my clothing.
18 They take my wallet and the shirt off my back, and then throw dice for my clothes.
18 They divided my garments among themselves, and they cast lots for my clothing.

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 ) .


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

Psalms 22:18 In-Context

16 Dogs surround me, a pack of villains encircles me; they pierce my hands and my feet.
17 All my bones are on display; people stare and gloat over me.
18 They divide my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment.
19 But you, LORD, do not be far from me. You are my strength; come quickly to help me.
20 Deliver me from the sword, my precious life from the power of the dogs.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Leviticus 16:8; Matthew 27:35*; Mark 15:24; Luke 23:34; John 19:24*
  • 2. Mark 9:12
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