Psalm 22 Psalm 44
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.
Psalm 22 (vs. 29)
For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the earth.
Psalm 44 (vs. 25)
The phrase ("down to the dust") [Verify] appears in the KJV only in the two verses above. We have the
Spoke 22 KeyLink on the Inner Cycle of the Psalms:
|KeyLink: Down to the Dust|
|Psalm 22Psalm 44|
This links profoundly with the idea of Death and the great theme of
Psalm 22 - the Psalm of the Cross. Note also that both verses contain the
word "bow." The verse from Psalm 44 links to the Dalet KeyWord
from the first Dalet verse of the great alphabetic Psalm 119:
DALETH. My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.
This is part of the link between the Numbers 4 (Dalet) and 22 (Tav) which are of the same
reduction class because 2 + 2 = 4. This is part of the common theme of Death (especially by hanging, that
is crucifixion) that links Spoke 4 and Spoke 22.
The same two words are found in Psalm 22.15:
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.