Matthew 27:30

30 And 1they spit on him and took the reed and struck 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 And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,
29 and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on his head and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!"
30 And they spit on him and took the reed and struck him on the head.
31 And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own clothes on him and led him away to crucify him.
32 As they went out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. They compelled this man to carry his cross.

Cross References 1

  • 1. See Matthew 26:67