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.”

John 19:28 in Other Translations

KJV
28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith,I thirst.
ESV
28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), "I thirst."
NLT
28 Jesus knew that his mission was now finished, and to fulfill Scripture he said, “I am thirsty.”
MSG
28 Jesus, seeing that everything had been completed so that the Scripture record might also be complete, then said, "I'm thirsty."
CSB
28 After this, when Jesus knew that everything was now accomplished that the Scripture might be fulfilled, He said, "I'm thirsty!"

John 19:28 Meaning and Commentary

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.

John 19:28 In-Context

26 When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman,here is your son,”
27 and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.
28 Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.”
29 A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips.
30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

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Cross References 2

  • 1. S ver 30; John 13:1
  • 2. ver 24,36,37; S Matthew 1:22