God made good, to me, on his promise in
1 John 5, and gave me the very thrilling, reassuring, answer.
The answer IS that the GREEK,
SEPTUAGINT, LXX text and the PRE-CHRISTIAN HEBREW stand together in the reading "they
pierced my hands and my feet" in Psalm 22:16.
We may rest fully assured that Psalm
22 is authentic messianic prophesy fulfilled by God in Jesus Christ at his crucifixion.
ABSOLUTELY SHOULD NOT SETTLE FOR THE COMMENTATOR'S VIEWS THAT WE ARE AT A DEAD END IN THESE SITUATIONS --
THAT WE CANNOT SOLVE THE BIBLE TEXT PROBLEMS!
GOD IS READY, WILLING, AND ABLE!
JESUS SAID IN MATTHEW 4:4:
But he (JESUS) answered and said,
It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
"EVERY MEANS ALL, NOT JUST MOST OF IT!
I also should say, that God would not make good on his 1 John 5 promise if I were not one of the "we" --
that is one of his people.
This is immensely wonderful.
God will receive any person who comes to Jesus Christ believing. God adopts that person as one of his own children.
See my pages - They Came to Jesus! or Jesus Gets a Visitor in the Night!
I include, below, the whole text of this great Psalm 22, of God,
through King David, below:
my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?
2O my God, I cry in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.
3But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises
4Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted,
and thou didst deliver them.
5They cried unto thee, and
were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.
I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
8He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.
9But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst
make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.
cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly.
not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.
bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.
am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
15My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue
cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
17I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.
18They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
19But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me.
20Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.
21Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.
22I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
23Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the
seed of Israel.
24For he hath not despised nor abhorred
the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.
25My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.
26The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise
the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.
the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
28For the kingdom is the LORD's: and he is the governor
among the nations.
29All they that be fat upon earth shall
eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.
30A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
31They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath
The JFB commentary (link below) may be consulted for an exposition on Psalm 22: