Gambling For His Clothes

Prophecy (1410-450 B.C.)

They divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.  Psalm 22:18  (NKJV)


And when they had crucified Him, they divided up His garments among themselves by casting lots. Matthew 27:35 (NASB)

And they crucified Him, and divided up His garments among themselves, casting lots for them to decide what each man should take.  Mark 15:24 (NASB)


After the soldiers crucified Jesus (nailed Him to the cross), they gambled for Jesus’ clothes. Little did they know that they were fulfilling a 1,000 years old prophecy. God through King David provided the prophecy.

Justin Martyr states that Pontius Pilate in a report that he sent to Rome wrote these words,

And after He was crucified they cast lots upon His vesture, and they that crucified Him parted it among them. And that these things did happen, you can ascertain from the Acts of Pontius Pilate. – Justin Martyr, First Apology 35