The 22nd Psalm,
the indisputable proof that Jesus was "The Messiah"
The 22nd Psalm is the only place that can be definitively cross referenced back to the old testament
and show where clear ancient prophetic proof of Jesus being the Messiah can be
found. Some of the last words of Jesus on the cross according to the books of
Matthew and Mark are "My God, my God why have thou forsaken me?".
Now to the novice reader this may seem on the surface that Jesus was crying out that God the Father had abandoned him, but in reality, he was giving out the last and final proof that he was the Messiah. During those times the Psalms were not numbered like they are today, the way that you identified an individual Psalm was to quote the first line.
Now a days we would identify that
particular Psalms name by simply saying that it was "the 22nd Psalm". Back then
however they were not numbered at all so the traditional and only way to
identify that particular Psalm was to say the Psalm's first line of "My
God, my God, why have thou forsaken me?". (Psalm 22:1/2) Just exactly like Jesus did.
What Jesus really was doing was pointing out that all of the events that were happening around him as he hung there on the cross had already been prophesied and ordained a thousand years earlier in the old testament and were all documented by the 22nd Psalm of David which starts out with the exact same line that he spoke while on the cross of "My God, my God why have thou forsaken me?". (Psalm 22:1/2)
The Jesus Psalm (the 22nd Psalm) then further goes on to accurately describe the crucifixion scene by saying:
"all those that see me mock me" (Psalm 22:7)
"all of my bones are pulled out of joint" (Psalm 22:14)
"a company of evildoers encircle me" (Psalm 22:16)
"I can count all my bones. They look, they stare at me" (Psalm 22:17)
"they have pierced my hands and my feet" (Psalm 22:16)
"they divided my garments among them, and for my raiment they cast lots" (Psalm 22:18)
Note: All these exact things happened just that same exact way, a thousand years after the 22nd Psalm was written about the coming Messiah. As was the common tradition for a crucifixion, the garment that Jesus wore on the cross was given to the solders that executed him as a kind of a "perk" for them to sell. The hand weaving process for cloth was very hard and slow back then and because of that clothing had a great value. The garment Jesus wore was a simple one piece cloth however, it had no seams and therefore and it could not be properly divided without compromising its value. So the Roman soldiers then decided just to gamble for it with a dice game to see who could win the entire garment in one piece. This then fully fulfilled the very old prediction in Psalm 22:18/19 of "they divided my garments among them, and for my raiment they cast lots".
Now if just the prophecy of the 22nd
Psalm's prediction of "there would be gambling for the up coming Messiah's
clothes" was fulfilled in the Jesus crucifixion story, it would be a very rare thing to happen. But when you combine that with the
22nd Psalms additional prediction in verse 22:16/17 about the coming Messiah
stating that "they have pierced my
hands and my feet", you do not run into these types of wounds too often.
could only refer to the wounds of crucifixion. And it was predicted a
thousand years before the process of crucifixion was even invented. Then the
only person that they could possibly be referring to becomes all to clear. The
Jesus crucifixion story constitutes the exact fulfillment of all the predictions of the 22nd Psalm
a thousand years after the prophetic psalm was written down. And the exact matching and
corresponding details of the crucifixion are written of by all four authors of
the four gospels of
the new testament.
In the Gospel of John at 19:23-24: "Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His outer garments and made four parts, a part to every soldier and also the tunic; now the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece. 24 So they said to one another, Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, to decide whose it shall be".
In the Gospel of Matthew 27:35: "And when they had crucified Him, they divided up His garments among themselves by casting lots"
In the Gospel of Luke it is recorded at Luke 23:34: "But Jesus was saying, "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing. And then they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves".
In the Gospel of Mark 15:24: "And they crucified Him, and divided up His garments among themselves, casting lots for them to decide what each man should take".
The exact fulfillment of all of the prophecies of the 22nd Psalm. And a rather hard one to fake. All of these events surrounding the coming Messiah were predicted and documented in the 22nd Psalm a thousand years before they actually took place. Does any other person or any other entity of history accurately fill those descriptions to fulfill that particular Psalm? No. And that was just the most easy way to prove it to you. There are many others.
However there is a big problem..
The "Jesus Psalm" (Psalm 22) which proves beyond a shadow
of a doubt that Jesus was the Messiah has been altered and falsified in the Tanach from what it
says in the original texts to attempt to hide the fact that Jesus was the
The critical faked verse in the Tanach is Psalm 22:16 (this is numbered as verse 22:17 in the Jewish texts as they always add one number to all the verses in the Psalms). It was meant by God to save all the Jewish people and give them eternal life. However it has been effectively disemboweled in the only version of the 22nd Psalm that the average Jew is exposed to.
The verse of Psalm 22:16 translated from the oldest texts available reads "For many dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me, they have pierced my hands and my feet". This is from the oldest copies of texts available (the Septuagint and the Vulgate) and was further cross confirmed from the recovered ancient Dead Sea scroll texts. In about 50AD they officially replaced that line with some drivel about a lion that does not even make sense or to even fit in the context of the rest of the line. In the doctored fake version of Psalm 22 that the Jews use, nefarious translators removed the line "they have pierced my hands and my feet" and it was doctored up to read "like a lion are my hands and feet", which makes no sense at all especially within the context of the rest of the Psalm and is meant only to invalidate the proof of crucifixion. The translators replaced the correct line with a nonsensical line and nobody said anything or even seemed to notice?
The reason is because verse 22:16/17 is "the clincher". The rest of the clues in that Psalm could be fudged a bit and just glossed over, they did not prove that it was exactly Jesus that was being referred to. They specifically obscured that line to hide any reference to the crucifixion and thus thwarting God's documentation of proof to the Jews that Jesus had to be the Messiah. It was doctored up that way only after Jesus was crucified. About 50AD seems to be the turning point, all copies of the Tanach prior to that point were correctly translated and all copies of the Tanach subsequent to that are corrupted.
In fact in the Dead Sea scroll known as "Nahal Hever" (5/6HEvPs) which was written in 50AD, it clearly says in Hebrew "They have pierced my hands and my feet". This also matches all earlier versions of the Tanach such as the 250BC Septuagint and even the Vulgate texts. A 250BC copy of the Tanach called the "Septuagint" can be seen at http://ecmarsh.com/lxx/index.htm.This is how it reads in the modern King James, American Standard, English Standard and all other Christian versions of the bible also.
Please note that ALL the translations of the
Tanach prior to the crucifixion in 33AD say in
the Psalm verse 22:16/17 "they have pierced my hands and my feet". And ALL
translations of the Tanach subsequent to the crucifixion
in 33AD say the nonsensical corrupted version of that same verse "like a lion are
my hands and my feet".
It was God's purpose in giving all of us the 22nd Psalm for everyone to clearly understand that he was referring to Jesus and that he was the long awaited Messiah. All modern Christian bible versions of the old testament also correctly match the Septuagint (from about 250BC), which was written long before the crucifixion story took place.
So the doctored fake version of Psalm 22 that all of the Jews are exposed to has removed the line "they have pierced my hands and my feet" and was then falsely translated to read "like a lion are my hands and feet", which makes no sense at all and is solely meant to invalidate the proof of crucifixion found in Psalm 22:16/17. No excuse is given why they falsely translated the 22nd Psalm. All modern scholars agree that the text has been corrupted there.
Does the phrase "Like a lion are my hands
and my feet" makes sense to you? No, of course not. Does that phrase now specifically refer to crucifixion wounds?
No, it no longer directly points to the crucifixion. It now
could mean just about anything to anybody. And now it certainly is no longer
proof of "Jesus" as being the one referred to here. It is a bit of
chicanery pulled off by some nefarious translators up to no good for the Jewish
people as a whole. If we were lawyers arguing the terms and wording of a
contract in court, we could only say that the former direct link wording of the
"Jesus reference" has now been effectively disemboweled. You may say the
phraseology means just about the same thing. I would say that in fact the corrupted
translation effectively steals the Messiah from the Jewish people. It is no
small matter. It is a sentence to Hell.
It is a clear attempt by some nefarious translators to destroy the "Jesus Psalm" or the 22nd Psalm. The Psalm that definitively proves that Jesus was and is the only Messiah coming.
Why is this important?
The reason is that the 22nd Psalm is the only clear and indisputable proof that Jesus was the Messiah, it was meant by God to save all the Jewish people and to give them eternal life. It is written in the New Testament that Jesus said "I am the door to the Father". (John 10:9) The only door to the Father and to eternal life in Heaven. False translators of the Tanach effectively closed that door in their mistranslation that is still in use to this very day. God gave the 22nd Psalm to the Jewish people as a clear "ticket to Heaven" and some nefarious translators found a way to ruin its effectiveness in delivering that ticket.
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