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Matthew 27:48

Matthew 27:48

And straightway one of them ran and took a sponge
Which was not far from the cross, where a vessel full of vinegar was set, ( John 19:29 ) ,

and filled it with vinegar;
dipping it into it, it sucked it up. Some of these sponges had leathern handles to them. F18

And put it on a reed; a stalk of hyssop; (See Gill on John 19:29),

and gave him to drink;
not to revive his spirits, or hasten his death, as some have thought, but in contempt of him, and to mock him, he having signified that he was athirst.


FOOTNOTES:

F18 Misn. Sabbat, c. 21. sect. 3.
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