Psalms 22:7

7 All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads.

Psalms 22:7 in Other Translations

7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
7 All who see me mock me; they make mouths at me; they wag their heads;
7 Everyone who sees me mocks me. They sneer and shake their heads, saying,
7 Everyone pokes fun at me; they make faces at me, they shake their heads:
7 Everyone who sees me mocks me; they sneer and shake their heads:

Psalms 22:7 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 22:7

All they that see me laugh me to scorn
To the afflicted pity should be shown; but instead or pitying him in his distresses they laughed at him; this must be understood of the soldiers when they had him in Pilate's hall, and of the Jews in general when he hung upon the cross; some particular persons must be excepted, as John the beloved disciple, the mother of our Lord, Mary Magdalene, and some other women, who stood afar off beholding him;

they shoot out the lip;
or "open with the lip" F25; they made mouths at him, they put out their lips, or gaped upon him with their mouths, and in a way of sport and pastime made wide mouths and drew out their tongues, as in ( Job 16:10 ) ( Isaiah 57:4 ) ;

they shake the head, [saying];
in a way of scorn and derision, as in ( Lamentations 2:15 ) . This was fulfilled in the Jews, ( Matthew 27:39 ) .


F25 (hpvb wryjpy) "hiatum fecerunt labiis suis", Grotius; "they make a mow with their lip", Ainsworth.

Psalms 22:7 In-Context

5 To you they cried out and were saved; in you they trusted and were not put to shame.
6 But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by everyone, despised by the people.
7 All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads.
8 “He trusts in the LORD,” they say, “let the LORD rescue him. Let him deliver him, since he delights in him.”
9 Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you, even at my mother’s breast.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Job 17:2; Psalms 35:16; Psalms 69:12; Psalms 74:18; Matthew 27:41; Mark 15:31; Luke 23:36
  • 2. Matthew 27:39,44; Mark 15:32; Luke 23:39
  • 3. Mark 15:29
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