Matthew 27:46 (KJV) And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? So here we have the translation. It used to be a great distressful verse for me. One I could not reconcile with the fact of Who Jesus is. Why would God cry out like that to God? I've heard ALL the explanations - The Father cannot be in the presence of sin - but then Jesus and the Father wouldn't be One as Jesus said... FINALLY! I have the answer and it's so amazing - to me! Up until 1551 (NT) and 1571 (OT) the scriptures did not have numbers associated with the verses. In the Jesus' day if they wanted a specific chapter to read, they'd quote the first verse (sentence) since those of the synagogues all knew by heart the OT from cover to cover. So on the cross Jesus yells out Psalms 22! Psalms 22:1 (KJV) To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? [why art thou so] far from helping me, [and from] the words of my roaring? Jesus was proclaiming while it was happening He was fulfilling Psa 22! Here they are: Psalms 22:3 (KJV) But thou [art] holy, [O thou] that inhabitest the praises of Israel. Psalms 22:4-5 (KJV) Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them. They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded. Psalms 22:6 (KJV) But I [am] a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. This isn't just any worm, but a tolaw (coccus ilics) which lays it's eggs would be deposited under her on a tree where she fixed herself so strongly she'd never leave and die there for her eggs. Upon dying a crimson fluid would stain her and the tree trunk around her. Here Jesus is saying I'm covered with crimson blood dying for you so you can be BORN AGAIN! OH WOW!!! Psalms 22:14-16 (KJV) I 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. My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death. For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. Psalms 22:17-18 (KJV) I may tell all my bones: they look [and] stare upon me. They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture. There's more, but I'm sure I lost most already so I'll stop. I hope you enjoyed it.