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PSALMS OF CHRIST’S PASSION: Psalms 16, 40, and 41


He also brought me out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps (Psalm 40:2 NKJV)

As we all know, and believe The Bible is God's inspired word for us. We also believe all throughout the scriptures the coming of the Savior, Jesus was prophesized. We also believe Jesus is a direct descendent of King David and there for heir to the throne of Israel. 

This trio of Psalms (41, 40 and 16) foreshadow the events of Christ’s betrayal, crucifixion, and resurrection.

Ps. 41:9

Christ’s betrayal

Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted

Who ate my bread, has lifted up his heel against me.

John 13:18, 19

Ps. 40:2

Christ’s crucifixion

He brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay and set my foot upon a rock, and established my ways.

Hebrews 10:5, 7, 10

Ps. 16:10

Christ’s resurrection

For you will not leave my soul in Sheol, nor will you allow Your Holy One to see corruption.

Acts 2:25-31

Snippets of Psalms describe Christ’s Passion,

His being tested, death, and resurrection,

Breaking bread with Judas, death on the cross,

And His Resurrection conquering our loss. 

Psalms 16, 40, and 41 foreshadow Christ’s passion


How does Psalm 16 foreshadow Christ’s resurrection? 

How does Psalm 40 foreshadow Christ’s crucifixion? 

How does Psalm 41 foreshadow Christ’s betrayal? 


Martin, A., Psalms, Songs of Praises, Moody Correspondence Course, pages 40-44, 1968