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Psalm 22 has historically been viewed as a prophetic psalm of the Messiah. When Jesus prayed from the cross, He quoted the words of this psalm as His own. In Matthew’s Gospel, Matthew explains that the casting of lots for Jesus’ garments took place in order to fulfill prophecy. To support his statement, Matthew quotes Psalm 22. There is not doubt, that this psalm is prophetic and points to Christ. Christ Himself interpreted the psalms to disciples explaining that they speak of Him — “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled” (Luke 24:44).