Matthew 27:48

48 Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink.

Read Matthew 27:48 Using Other Translations

And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.
And one of them at once ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine, and put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink.
One of them ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, holding it up to him on a reed stick so he could drink.

What does Matthew 27:48 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.


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