Chapter CIV.—Circumstances of
Christ’s death are predicted in this Psalm.
“And the statement,
‘Thou hast brought me into the dust of death; for many dogs have
surrounded me: the assembly of the wicked have beset me round. They
pierced my hands and my feet. They did tell all my bones. They did look
and stare upon me. They parted my garments among them, and cast lots upon
my vesture,’—was a prediction, as I said before, of the
death to which the synagogue of the wicked would condemn Him, whom He
calls both dogs and hunters, declaring that those who hunted Him were
both gathered together and assiduously striving to condemn Him. And this
is recorded to have happened in the memoirs of His apostles. And I have
shown that, after His crucifixion, they who crucified Him parted His
garments among them.