Psalm 22:29

ESV All the prosperous of the earth eat and worship; before him shall bow all who go down to the dust, even the one who could not keep himself alive.
NIV All the rich of the earth will feast and worship; all who go down to the dust will kneel before him-- those who cannot keep themselves alive.
NASB All the prosperous of the earth will eat and worship, All those who go down to the dust will kneel before Him, Even he who cannot keep his soul alive.
CSB All who prosper on earth will eat and bow down; all those who go down to the dust will kneel before him -- even the one who cannot preserve his life.
NLT Let the rich of the earth feast and worship. Bow before him, all who are mortal, all whose lives will end as dust.
KJV All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.

What does Psalm 22:29 mean?

This passage looks forward to the eventual worldwide reign of Christ over all people. This is often interpreted to mean that everyone who has been redeemed, regardless of status or rank, will partake of a sacrificial feast in honor of the Lord's salvation. Certainly, David anticipates that all future generations will celebrate the Lord's deliverance.

Even now, Christians of all walks of life celebrate the Lord's resurrection. This is symbolized in the sacrament of communion. Paul explained the significance of communion to the Corinthians. He wrote in 1 Corinthians 11:26: "For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes." Christians experience a unity in Christ (Galatians 3:28) and share equally in communion, anticipating the return of their Lord and Savior.

The apostle James rebuked his readers for violating this ideal by showing partiality. They ushered the rich to favorable seating when they gathered for worship (James 2:1–4). He said plainly, "If you show partiality, you are committing sin" (James 2:9). When we gather for worship, we should remember that we are equals in the Lord's sight.
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