“But I am a worm and not a man,
scorned by everyone, despised by the people.
All who see me mock me;
they hurl insults, shaking their heads.
“He trusts in the Lord,” they say,
“let the Lord rescue him.
Let him deliver him,
since he delights in him.”
Psalm 22:6-8 is another unmistakable cry-forward to the lips of Jesus on the cross. Only v. 1 (“My God, My God…”) is recorded in the Gospels, but it was not uncommon for a Jew to recite the first verse while also knowing the rest of the Psalm by heart! Did Jesus silently suffer the humiliation of mockery prophesied hundreds of years before?