Psalm 34.20 "He keepeth all his bones. Not one of them is broken"
In the Hebrew, the lines above are actually verse 21. Verse 20 is "Though the misfortunes of the righteous be many, the Lord will save him from them
all." 21 is "Keeping all his bones in tact, not one of them being broken." The Jewish Publication Society has their 1917 version online and you
can see that here. www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org...
Why is the line numbering off? Oh because Psalm 34 is about David. Verse 1 says, "Of David "when he feigned madness in the presence of Abimelech,
who turned him out, and he left."
KJV "I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth."
RSV A Psalm of David, when he feigned madness before Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away. I will bless the LORD at all times; his
praise shall continually be in my mouth.
The Revised Standard Version combines verses one and two.
This and many other things were all done trying to fullfill the Messianic Prohecies such as -
And sadly for them, they didn't do it and yet people still believe so. See below for the messianic prophecies.
John 19:37 "They will look upon him whom they have pierced"
Zecarhia 12.10"I wil pour out on the House Of David and on the inhabitants of Jersulaem a spirit of grace and petition. And they shall lok upon him
whom they have thrust through and they shall mourn for him as one mourns for an only son, they shall grieve for him as one grieves for a firstborn."
Zechariah 12.10 is commonly used as a return prophecy and John uses it as a first coming prophecy. Not surprising to me since John was a Jew and he
would know how many times the mosiach was supposed to come. But the passage in Zechariah is about the general who will lead the war of Gog and
This verse states that they(the jews)will mourn for him after being thrust through by the enemy....But it was the jews in the form of the
senadrin that was plotting to kill him!!!!
Nobody mourns him.
The Jews didn't mourn for him for one of two reasons...A. He didn't exist. B. He was just another messiah coming along as many other had before
and have after him. To say that the Sanhedrin were plotting to kill him, his existence would first have to be established. Second, if the Jews were
going to kill him, Christians wouldn't be wearing crosses around their necks. But those look better than a stone. Now going with the idea that he
did in fact exist, Jesus did nothing that the mosiach was supposed to do.
PREREQUISITES TO RECOGNIZE THE MESSIAH
The Bible is transparent on the subject of the role of the messiah. It should be noted that, although there are many sections throughout the
Jewish scriptures that vividly describe how the world will be forever transformed with the arrival of the messiah, very few are about the messiah
personally. The vast quantity of messianic scripture in Tanakh depicts the state of perfection that the world will achieve at the end of days. It is
quite clear from the vantage point of Tanakh that the significance of the messiah himself pales in comparison to the utopian age that his arrival will
The reason Judaism does not accept the Christian messiah is because Jesus fulfilled none of the messianic prophecies clearly foretold in the
Jewish scriptures. The following is an overview of the most distinct messianic prophecies as outlined in the Jewish scriptures -- which both
Christians and Jews agree are messianic:
"And he [Messiah] shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears
into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more." -- Isaiah 2:4
"He [Messiah] will destroy death forever." -- Isaiah 25:8
"Then the inhabitants of the cities of Israel will go out and make fire and feed them with the weapons -- shields and bucklers, bows and arrows,
clubs and spears; they shall use them as fuel for seven years." -- Ezekiel 39:9
Universal Knowledge of G-d
"For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. -- Isaiah 11:9
"And no longer shall one teach his neighbor or shall one teach his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' for they shall all know Me, from their
smallest to their greatest," says the Lord" -- Jeremiah 31:33
"All who survive of all those nations that came up against Jerusalem shall make a pilgrimage year by year to bow low to the King Lord of Hosts and to
observe the feasts." -- Zechariah 14:16
"And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and His name one." -- Zechariah 14:9
"Thus said the Lord of Hosts: In those days, ten men from nations of every tongue will take hold -- they will take hold of every Jew by a corner of
his cloak and say, "Let us go with you, for we have heard that G-d is with you."
-- Zachariah 8.23
Building of the Third Temple
"...and I will set My sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore. My temple also shall be with them. Yes, I will be their G-d and they shall be My
people. And the heathen shall know that I the Lord do sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore. -- Ezekiel
37:26-28 (See also Ezekiel 40-48; Isaiah 33:20)
Death Will Cease
"He will swallow up death forever...." -- Isaiah 25:8
Resurrection of the Dead
"Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust, for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and
the earth shall cast out the dead." -- Isaiah 26:19
"And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt." -- Daniel
"Therefore, prophesy and say to them, "So says the Lord G-d: Lo! I open your graves and cause you to come up out of your graves as My people, and
bring you home to the land of Israel. Then you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and lead you up out of your graves as My
-- Ezekiel 37:12-13
Ingathering of Israel
"I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather you from the west. I will say to the north, ''Give up,'' and to the south, "Keep not back,
bring My sons from far, and My daughter from the ends of the earth. -- Isaiah 43:5-6. (See also Jeremiah 16:15; 23:3; Isaiah 11:12; Zechariah 10:6;
(And he shall set up a banner for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four
corners of the earth. -- Isaiah 11:12
But, As the L-rd lives, who brought the people of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands where he had driven them; and I will bring
them back to their land that I gave to their fathers. -- Jeremiah 16:15
And I will gather the remnant of my flock from all countries where I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be
fruitful and increase. -- Jeremiah 23:3
21. And say to them, Thus says the Lord G-d: Behold, I will take the people of Israel from among the nations, where they have gone, and will gather
them on every side, and bring them into their own land;
22. And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all; and they shall be no more two
nations, nor shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all; -- Ezekiel 37: 21-22)
The Nations Will Help the Jews Materially
"Then you shall see and be radiant, and your heart shall fear and expand; because the abundance of the sea shall be overturned upon you, the wealth
of the nations shall come to you." -- Isaiah 60:5
"Foreigners shall build up your walls, and their kings shall minister to you. Men shall bring you the wealth of the nations with their kings led in
procession. For the nation and kingdom that will not serve you shall perish; those nations shall be utterly laid waste." -- Isaiah 60:10--12
"But you shall be called “priests of the L-rd,” men shall say of you, “ministers of our G-d;” you shall eat the wealth of the nations, and in
their riches you shall glory." -- Isaiah 61:6
Eternal Joy and Gladness Will Characterize the Jewish Nation
"And the redeemed of the L-rd shall return, and come to Zion in song; everlasting joy shall be upon their head; they shall obtain joy and gladness,
and sorrow and sighing shall flee. -- Isaiah 51:11
The Jews Will Be Sought For Spiritual Guidance
Thus says the L--rd of hosts: “In those days ten men out of all the languages of the nations shall take hold and seize the robe of a Jew, saying:
`Let us go with you, for we have heard that G-d is with you.' ” -- Zechariah 8:23
All Weapons Of War Will Be Destroyed
"Then those who dwell in the cities of Israel will go forth and set fire to the weapons and burn them, shields and bucklers, bows and arrows,
handspikes and spears, and they will make fires of them for seven years...."
-- Ezekiel 39:9
The Enemy Dead Will Be Buried
For seven months the House of Israel will be burying them, in order to cleanse the land. -- Ezekiel 39:12
The Egyptian River Will Run Dry
"And the L-rd will utterly destroy the tongue of the sea of Egypt and wave His hand over the river with His scorching wind, and smite it into seven
channels, and make men cross dryshod." -- Isaiah 11:15
Trees Will Yield New Fruit Monthly in Israel
And on both sides of the bank of the stream, all trees for food will grow; their leaves will not wither nor will their fruit fail, but they will bear
fresh fruit every month, because their waters flow from the Sanctuary; their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine. -- Ezekiel
Each Tribe of Israel Will Receive It's Inheritance
"Thus says the L-rd, G-d: “These are the boundaries by which you shall divide the land for inheritance among the twelve tribes of Israel: Joseph
shall have two portions. And you shall divide equally that which I swore to give your fathers, and this land shall fall to you as your inheritance.”
-- Ezekiel 47:13--14
All Warfare Will Cease
"And He shall judge among the nations and decide for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning
hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore." -- Isaiah 2:4
It is interesting to note that these Messianic prophecies foretell the nations' subjugation to Israel. If Jesus was really the Messiah and the
Jews persecuted and killed him, why is G-d going to reward them so greatly? Partly for not yielding to centuries of Christian persecution.
Moreover, when looking back at all of these prophecies, we can clearly see Jesus is not the Messiah. Jesus fell short of fulfilling any of the
major messianic prophecies; he was never anointed as King, he never ruled Israel, and the world was certainly not perfected in his time. In addition,
he was not preceded by the return of the prophet Elijah. To suggest Jesus is the Jewish Messiah is, in effect, saying that G-d was lying to the Jewish
people when he promised a Messiah from the house of David who would fulfill all of the prophecies.
Psalm 22 -16.18 "for dogs have compassed me. The assembly of wicked have inclosed me...they pierced my hands and feet..they part my garments
among them and cast lots upon my vesture"
This is the christian interpretation of the pslam...but in no time does it mention the act of crucifixion..which isnt a suprise as it wasnt known in
the time of David..
Outside of the bad translation, the Psalm is "For the leader; on ayyeleth ha-shahar. A psalm of David." v1 This translates to Deer of the Dawn
which indicates the tune to sing to.
My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? KJV-again, not shown.
To the choirmaster: according to The Hind of the Dawn. A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Why art thou so far from helping
me, from the words of my groaning? RSV
Another strange thing is that the evangelists never mention this verse as being fulfilled by Jesus.
Maybe because it's not a messianic prophecy.
it would appear that the old testament version used by the evangelists doesnt have this rendering...
They couldn't even put it in the proper order as the actual Hebrew is in.
Its clear that the Old Testament was clearly abused by the New Testament writers.
More than you probably can imagine!!!!
EDITED-I forgot to add the Tanakh link.
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