Psalm 22:13
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New International Version
Roaring lions that tear their prey open their mouths wide against me.

King James Bible
They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.

Darby Bible Translation
They gape upon me with their mouth, [as] a ravening and a roaring lion.

World English Bible
They open their mouths wide against me, lions tearing prey and roaring.

Young's Literal Translation
They have opened against me their mouth, A lion tearing and roaring.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They gaped upon me - They were fiercely and madly beat on my destruction.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

gaped. [heb.] opened their mouths against me

Psalm 22:7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,

Job 16:10 They have gaped on me with their mouth; they have smitten me on the cheek reproachfully...

Lamentations 2:16 All your enemies have opened their mouth against you: they hiss and gnash the teeth: they say, We have swallowed her up...

Lamentations 3:46 All our enemies have opened their mouths against us.

Matthew 26:3,4,59-65 Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, to the palace of the high priest...

as a

Psalm 22:21 Save me from the lion's mouth: for you have heard me from the horns of the unicorns.

Psalm 7:2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

Psalm 17:12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

Psalm 35:17 Lord, how long will you look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions.

Ezekiel 22:27,28 Her princes in the middle thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain...

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:

Library
Feasting on the Sacrifice
'The meek shall eat and be satisfied.'--PSALM xxii. 26. 'The flesh of the sacrifice of his peace-offering for thanksgiving shall be offered in the day of his oblation.' Such was the law for Israel. And the custom of sacrificial feasts, which it embodies, was common to many lands. To such a custom my text alludes; for the Psalmist has just been speaking of 'paying his vows' (that is, sacrifices which he had vowed in the time of his trouble), and to partake of these he invites the meek. The sacrificial
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

My Brethren.
OUR Lord Jesus Christ calls those for whom He died and who have believed on Him "My Brethren." What a word it is! The Brethren of the Man in Glory! Brethren of Him who is at the right hand of God, the upholder and heir of all things! Pause for a moment, dear reader. Let your heart lay hold anew of this wonderful message of God's Grace; Brethren of the Lord Jesus Christ! What depths of love and grace these words contain! What heights of glory they promise to us, who were bought by His own precious
Arno Gaebelein—The Lord of Glory

Trials of the Christian
AFFLICTION--ITS NATURE AND BENEFITS. The school of the cross is the school of light; it discovers the world's vanity, baseness, and wickedness, and lets us see more of God's mind. Out of dark afflictions comes a spiritual light. In times of affliction, we commonly meet with the sweetest experiences of the love of God. The end of affliction is the discovery of sin; and of that, to bring us to a Saviour. Doth not God ofttimes even take occasion, by the hardest of things that come upon us, to visit
John Bunyan—The Riches of Bunyan

How is Christ, as the Life, to be Applied by a Soul that Misseth God's Favour and Countenance.
The sixth case, that we shall speak a little to, is a deadness, occasioned by the Lord's hiding of himself, who is their life, and "the fountain of life," Ps. xxxvi. 9, and "whose loving-kindness is better than life," Ps. lxiii. 3, and "in whose favour is their life," Ps. xxx. 5. A case, which the frequent complaints of the saints manifest to be rife enough, concerning which we shall, 1. Shew some of the consequences of the Lord's hiding his face, whereby the soul's case will appear. 2. Shew the
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

Cross References
Job 16:10
People open their mouths to jeer at me; they strike my cheek in scorn and unite together against me.

Psalm 10:9
like a lion in cover he lies in wait. He lies in wait to catch the helpless; he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net.

Psalm 17:12
They are like a lion hungry for prey, like a fierce lion crouching in cover.

Psalm 22:21
Rescue me from the mouth of the lions; save me from the horns of the wild oxen.

Psalm 35:21
They sneer at me and say, "Aha! Aha! With our own eyes we have seen it."

Lamentations 2:16
All your enemies open their mouths wide against you; they scoff and gnash their teeth and say, "We have swallowed her up. This is the day we have waited for; we have lived to see it."

Lamentations 3:46
"All our enemies have opened their mouths wide against us.

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