Matthew 27:48

48 1Immediately one of them ran, and taking a sponge, he filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink.

Matthew 27:48 Meaning and Commentary

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.

Matthew 27:48 In-Context

46 About the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "ELI, ELI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?" that is, "MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?"
47 And some of those who were standing there, when they heard it, began saying, "This man is calling for Elijah."
48 Immediately one of them ran, and taking a sponge, he filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink.
49 But the rest of them said, "Let us see whether Elijah will come to save Him."
50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Psalms 69:21; Mark 15:36; Luke 23:36; John 19:29