John 19:28

The Death of Jesus

28 Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.”

Read John 19:28 Using Other Translations

After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith,I thirst.
After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), "I thirst."
Jesus knew that his mission was now finished, and to fulfill Scripture he said, “I am thirsty.”

What does John 19:28 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
John 19:28

After this
After he had committed his mother to the care of John, which was about the sixth hour, before the darkness came over the land: and three hours after this was the following circumstance, which was not without the previous knowledge of Christ:

Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished;
or just upon being accomplished, were as good as finished; and as they were to be, would be in a very short time; even all things relating to his sufferings, and the circumstances of them, which were afore appointed by God, and foretold in prophecy, and of which he had perfect knowledge:

that the Scripture might be fulfilled:
might appear to have its accomplishment, which predicted the great drought and thirst that should be on him, ( Psalms 22:15 ) and that his enemies at such a time would give him vinegar to drink, ( Psalms 69:21 )

saith, I thirst;
which was literally true of him, and may be also understood spiritually of his great thirst and eager desire after the salvation of his people.

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