Since the Hebrew had no written vowels — only vowel sounds — some think the confusion may have resulted from a misunderstanding in pronunciation.
Why does David use gruesome imagery about God's vengeance in passages like Pslam 58: Here it is a thousand years before, predicted what was going to happen to the Messiah as He hung on the cross. This all adds to the wonderful truth - true for King David of Israel, but far more gloriously fulfilled in Jesus Christ - that none of the Forsaken One's sufferings were wasted.
Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. When I saw The Passion , and I remembered this, it came to me that here is a visual description of beefy Roman soldiers who were then coming after the Messiah, coming after the chosen one.
A further dimension of David's agony was the fact that he made repeated, constant appeals to God and yet felt utterly unheard. Next, there is the part about "counting all my bones.
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One must remember that the Massorite Hebrew text is from the second century A. This is especially plausible since later in the Psalm the phrase "those who go down to the dust" is paralleled with the clause, "he who cannot keep his soul alive," Psalm 22: If you accept the theory of modern scholars that the book of Revelation was written by someone other than the John who wrote the gospel, then you have yet another author to deal with as Revelation also makes this connection.
David may here use " those who go down to the dust " as a simple representation of all humanity. The Messiah? The overall thrust of the evidence is that it is not just David who speaks about the Messiah in prophetic terms.
Such objections fall flat on closer examination.
Community answers are sorted based on votes. Freedman and Maurice Simon, Midrash Rabbah: Before and after taking the throne of Israel, David lived in seasons of great danger and deprivation. Translated into English with Notes, Glossary, and Indices: The Forsaken One again describes His crisis.
This has much the same idea as the later passage of the Apostle Paul, when he wrote: Think ye that he doth not expect to divide the spoil with the strong when the nations shall flock unto him, and their kings shall bow down before him? We can say that this is a Psalm sung to the Greatest Musician, to an unknown tune, but by the Sweet Psalmist of Israel.
The Psalmist wrote before such practices were invented, but the gospel writers wrote while they were still happening.