Matthew 27:48

48 At once one of them ran and got a sponge, filled it with sour wine, put it on a stick, and gave it to him to 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 And about three o'clock Jesus cried with a loud voice, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" that is, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
47 When some of the bystanders heard it, they said, "This man is calling for Elijah."
48 At once one of them ran and got a sponge, filled it with sour wine, put it on a stick, and gave it to him to drink.
49 But the others said, "Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him."
50 Then Jesus cried again with a loud voice and breathed his last.