Matthew 27:30

30 Then they spit at Him, took the reed, and kept hitting Him on the head.

Matthew 27:30 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 27:30

And they spit upon him
The Syriac and Persic versions add, "upon his face", which he did not hide from spitting; see ( Isaiah 1:6 ) , and so what with sweat, by being hurried from place to place, and with blood trickling down from his temples, scratched with thorns, and with the spittle of these filthy soldiers, his visage was more marred than any man's, and his form than the sons of men, ( Isaiah 52:14 ) .

And took the reed,
or "cane", which was put into his right hand,

and smote him on the head;
whereby they drove the sharp points of the thorns into it, which must give him inexpressible pain and torture.

Matthew 27:30 In-Context

28 They stripped Him and dressed Him in a scarlet robe.
29 They twisted together a crown of thorns, put it on His head, and placed a reed in His right hand. And they knelt down before Him and mocked Him: "Hail, King of the Jews!"
30 Then they spit at Him, took the reed, and kept hitting Him on the head.
31 When they had mocked Him, they stripped Him of the robe, put His clothes on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him.
32 As they were going out, they found a Cyrenian man named Simon. They forced this man to carry His cross.