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.


FOOTNOTES:

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