Messianic Prophecy with Audio Series
The Messiah Will Be Pierced
The Messiah's Hands and Feet will be Pierced (Crucified)
Psalm 22:16 For dogs have
surrounded Me; the congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My
hands and My feet;
Zechariah 12:10 "And I will pour on the house of David and on the
inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will
look on Me whom they have pierced; they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his
only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.
Isaiah 53:5 But He was wounded (pierced) for our transgressions, he
was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and
by His stripes we are healed.
Luke 23:33-34 And when they had come to the place called Calvary,
there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on the right hand and the other
on the left. Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what
John 19:34 one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and
immediately blood and water came out.
- Ps 22:16 uses a word that means to "bore through" and Zech 12:10 speaks clearly of the Messiah being "pierced", and Isaiah
53:5 speaks of Him being "bruised and wounded, and given stripes".
- Ps 22 in general gives the imagery of Christ's crucifixion.
- Ps 22:16 Reveals that His hands and His feet would be "pierced" according to most New Testament scholars, although it is not convincing enough to some rabbis and Jewish scholars since the ancient Septuagint renders it "dug" like they dug my hands and my feet.
- This passage (Ps 22:16) has been corrupted by the Jews over the centuries more than any other
because rendering it as any sort of piercing would be such a clear prediction of the death (crucifixion) of the Messiah.
- When Jesus cried "My God My God why have You forsaken Me" He was quoting
from Psalm 22 because He had actually become a sin offering and bore sin at that
moment on the cross.
- In Psalm 22:16 according to modern scholars the word kuwr properly means "to dig, to bore
through, to pierce."
- The Septuagint renders it ooruxan "they dug." Same with the Massoretic Hebrew. The Latin Vulgate the
same, "foderunt." whoich means to dig through.
- In Zech 12:10 there is a clear statement that the Yahweh Himself will be pierced.
- The Jewish Publication Society give this translation: "Like a lion, they are at my hands and my feet".
- Zech 12:10 points far into the future when the Messiah returns and the Jews
will mourn over the fact that it was their Messiah whom they had pierced.
- To "mourn" does not simply mean to "cry" but it implies someone had died, in the Hebrew it is referencing the elder in the house, or first-born child had died. The Jews will see Yahweh their God, and mourn that they were the ones that murdered him.
- In Zech 12:10 when it says "They shall look upon me ... and they shall
mourn for him" there is a clear example of the Trinity in the Old Testament.
- Modern Jewish scholars have made many attempts to avoid concluding that
Zech 12:10 is referring to Yahweh-Messiah. They tried to alter the word "me" (eelay)
into "him" (eelayw) but the fact remains that the
ancient rabbi's interpreted it as "me" and considered it Messianic.
- The Hebrew word for "pierced is daaqaaruw and is always used of a
literal piercing (also see Zech 13:3, where the same Hebrew verb is translated
"shall thrust him through").
- According to Zech 12:10 the Jews will one day weep bitterly over Jesus.
- Isaiah 53:5 speaks very clearly of the Messiah being pierced (Heb. chaalal).
- He was wounded and bruised because of our sins.
- The stripes mentioned in Isaiah 53:5 speak of a beating (scourging).
- The emphasis in Is 53:5 is the fact that the Messiah will not be suffering
for His own sins.
- In 1 Pet 2:25 Peter declared that by His stripes we are healed.
- John 19:37
- And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they
Revelation 1:7 - Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see
him, and they [also] which pierced him: and all kindreds of the
earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
- Luke 24:39
- Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a
spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
40 - And when
he had thus spoken, he shewed them [his] hands and [his] feet.
Messianic Prophecy Audio Series with
Shahar from Jerusalem
Would Be Pierced - Psalm 22 and
Zechariah 12:10 and
Isaiah 53:5 -
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(from the Hebrew perspective)
Psalms 22:2 in the Hebrew Transliteration: ëliy ëliy lämäh ázav'Täniy rächôq miyshûätiy Div'rëy shaágätiy, now Psalm 22 in general is a very complicated Messianic chapter, it deals with the cry of an individual facing death or facing a very extreme situation, calling out for God after walking God's paths for a long time. This specific verse starts with my God, my God, why have you forsaken me far away from my salvation, from the words of my woe, or my groan, and then it goes on about how I will call your name God, day and night, and you will not answer me, and there is a man despaired, a great desperation, in the whole chapter and each verse tries to portray this individuals proclamation or cry out for God. The interesting thing is that in verse 17, he talks about a pack of dogs, a pack of evil dogs, it is of course a metaphor for people torturing him or surrounding him, or doing evil things to him, surrounding his hands and his feet. Now, when Jesus was dying on the cross, he used this verse, the opening of this chapter verse two, he says, my God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
In the new testament it translates verse 17, not like lions surround the hands and feet, but it uses the word "pierced" clearly trying to lock down and reassure or affirm this as a prophecy for the coming of Jesus Christ and the piercing of Jesus Christ. One could assume this from this chapter because it clearly talks about the Messiah and the very harsh or very difficult way the messiah has to overcome. We have seen before that the Messiah would take the sins of the world on him and by his wounds, by the Messiah's wounds, mankind or people will be healed. So clearly Psalm 22 talks about the Messiah's own thoughts. We have this portal, this opportunity to see that the messiah although being a great person is also human, and one should be very cautious with Psalm 22 because the Messiah is at the brink of breaking down, he is very close to his end, and he's crying out for God to save him because he really knows and really understands the joy of life and he is stripped down and he's tortured and his words are... all his life, all his essence as a human being, is being stripped of him, and his reality is that all that he accomplished till now is endangered, and he will not see the fruit of his work. That's the Messiah's tragedy, the Messiah will not enjoy his word, only the generations to come. That is the intention of God and this verse clearly talks about the last days or the last moments of the Messiah.