Dr. Dan Hayden • 

Have you ever been pierced with a sharp object? You know, you stepped on a nail with bare feet or your finger was pierced with a sharp point of a thorn on a rose bush?

When Jesus comes in the clouds in His second coming, the Apostle John says that “…every eye will see Him…” but then he goes on to describe two special groups that will be among the observers. One of those two groups of people is the Jews.

In Revelation 1:7 John says, Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him…
Now it is unlikely that the actual people who crucified Jesus will be there to see the one whom they pierced.


The word pierce is a Greek word that means to prick or sting. A preposition is added to the front of this word as a prefix to heighten the intensity. So the idea then is to pierce as with a sharp object.

The Roman soldiers were the ones who actually did the piercing, but the reference here is to the Jews—not the Romans. You see, John is aware of the prophecy in Zechariah 12:10, where Zechariah wrote that God said,

I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn.

So, at the second coming when Jesus appears in the clouds, the Jews will finally understand that the one whom they crucified in Jerusalem is their precious Messiah, and they will mourn and weep for Him.

Many Jews are turning to Christ as their Savior now. But in the end, they will all know.