The framework of the body; so the breaking of them expresses overwhelming sorrow, which prostrates body and mind (Isaiah 38:13). As the surgeon must sometimes break a bone to save a patient lameness for life, so God breaks that He may heal Self will and self righteousness must be broken, that we may run the way of God's commandments. When one has a "broken and contrite heart," "the bones which God has broken rejoice" (Psalm 51:8; Psalm 51:17). Not a bone of Jesus was broken, as antitype of the paschal lamb (Exodus 12:46; John 19:33; John 19:36).