John 19:30 says "When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit."
But John is the only "gospel" to give these as Jesus' last words. Matthew 27:46 has "My G-d, my G-d, why hast thou forsaken me?” as does Mark 15:34 although Matthew has "eli, eli" and Mark has "eloi, eloi." Luke 23:46 has the altogether different "“Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.”
So which is it?
What about T'hillim / Psalm 22:32.....This is line 31 in Christian versions which either skip the first line altogther (KJV for example) or don't number it. T'hillim / Psalm 22:32 says "They shall come and tell His righteousness to the newborn people, that which He has done."
Do you see a prophecy about anything being finished?
Do you see a prophecy that the messiah will say something is finished?
The verse says "They shall come"
Who would be the "they" if this is about Jesus? What does any of that have to do with John's final words for Jesus being "it is finished"?
The very first line of T'hillim / Psalm 22 tells us that this psalm is about King David. "For the conductor, on the ayeleth hashachar, a song of (about) David."
Read the psalm, all of it. It is clear that this is about David being surrounded by enemies, crying out to G-d day and night for help but still feeling alone and surrounded by his enemies as they were a pack of wild dogs about to attack him. But, as we get near the end of the psalm David speaks of his trust in G-d. That is what line 32 is about -- G-d. Read from line 24 through 32:
"You who fear the L-rd, praise Him; all the seed of Jacob, honor Him, and fear Him, all the seed of Israel. For He has neither despised nor abhorred the cry of the poor, neither has He hidden His countenance from him; and when he cried out to Him, He hearkened." T'hillim / Psalm 22:24-25
Note that David is saying praise G-d and He will not hide from you. You don't need blood sacrifices, you don't need a dead and resurrected Jesus. . . you simply need to trust G-d and praise him. Continue.
"Because of You (G-d) is my (King David's) praise in the great congregation; I pay my vows in the presence of those who fear Him. The humble shall eat and be sated; they shall praise the L-rd, those who seek him; your hearts shall live forever. All the ends of the earth shall remember and return to the L-rd, and all the families of the nations shall prostrate themselves before You. For the kingship is the L-rd's, and He rules over the nations." T'hillim / Psalm 22:25-29.
David continues to praise G-d. Note that David says the kingship is G-d's (not the messiahs) and G-d rules over the nations -- again, NOT Jesus. Not the messiah. G-d Himself.
"They shall eat all the best of the earth and prostrate themselves; before Him shall all those who descend to the dust kneel, and He will not quicken his soul. The offspring that worships Him; it shall be told to the generation concerning the L-rd. They shall come and tell His righteousness to the newborn people, that which He has done." T'hillim / Psalm 22:30-32.
Now the "they" is clear in context. "They" are those who trust in G-d. David is saying that those who trust in G-d will have their trust rewarded. Yet again the list maker has claimed something that has no foundation in the bible. The entire psalm has to do with trust in G-d, even in the face of insurmountable odds. Trust Him.