John 19:28
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New International Version
Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, "I am thirsty."

New Living Translation
Jesus knew that his mission was now finished, and to fulfill Scripture he said, "I am thirsty."

English Standard Version
After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.”

Berean Study Bible
After this, knowing that everything had now been accomplished, and to fulfill the Scripture, Jesus said, "I am thirsty."

Berean Literal Bible
After this, Jesus, knowing that now all things had been accomplished, so that Scripture might be fulfilled, says, "I thirst."

New American Standard Bible
After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, to fulfill the Scripture, said, "I am thirsty."

King James Bible
After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After this, when Jesus knew that everything was now accomplished that the Scripture might be fulfilled, He said, "I'm thirsty!"

International Standard Version
After this, when Jesus realized that everything was now completed, he said (in order to fulfill the Scripture), "I'm thirsty."

NET Bible
After this Jesus, realizing that by this time everything was completed, said (in order to fulfill the scripture), "I am thirsty!"

New Heart English Bible
After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now finished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, "I am thirsty."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
After these things Yeshua knew that everything had been finished, and that the scripture may be fulfilled, he said, “I thirst.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After this, when Jesus knew that everything had now been finished, he said, "I'm thirsty." He said this so that Scripture could finally be concluded.

New American Standard 1977
After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I am thirsty.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, said, I thirst.

King James 2000 Bible
After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, said, I thirst.

American King James Version
After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, said, I thirst.

American Standard Version
After this Jesus, knowing that all things are now finished, that the scripture might be accomplished, saith, I thirst.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Afterwards, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, said: I thirst.

Darby Bible Translation
After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now finished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, says, I thirst.

English Revised Version
After this Jesus, knowing that all things are now finished, that the scripture might be accomplished, saith, I thirst.

Webster's Bible Translation
After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.

Weymouth New Testament
After this, Jesus, knowing that everything was now brought to an end, said--that the Scripture might be fulfilled, "I am thirsty."

World English Bible
After this, Jesus, seeing that all things were now finished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, "I am thirsty."

Young's Literal Translation
After this, Jesus knowing that all things now have been finished, that the Writing may be fulfilled, saith, 'I thirst;'
Study Bible
The Death of Jesus
27Then He said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” So from that hour, this disciple took her into his home. 28After this, knowing that everything had now been accomplished, and to fulfill the Scripture, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” 29A jar of sour wine was sitting there. So they soaked a sponge in the wine, put it on a stalk of hyssop, and lifted it to His mouth.…
Cross References
Psalm 22:15
My strength is dried up like a potsherd, And my tongue cleaves to my jaws; And You lay me in the dust of death.

Psalm 69:21
They also gave me gall for my food And for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

John 4:34
Jesus explained, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work.

John 13:1
It was now just before the Passover Feast, and Jesus knew that His hour had come to leave this world and return to the Father. Having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the very end.

John 17:4
I have glorified You on earth by accomplishing the work You gave Me to do.

John 19:24
So they said to one another, "Let's not tear it, but instead let us cast lots to see who will get it." This was to fulfill the Scripture: "They divided My garments among them, and cast lots for My clothing." So that is what the soldiers did.

John 19:36
Now these things happened so that the Scripture would be fulfilled: "Not one of His bones will be broken."
Treasury of Scripture

After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, said, I thirst.

Jesus.

John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: …

John 13:1 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour …

John 18:4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come on him, went …

Luke 9:31 Who appeared in glory, and spoke of his decease which he should accomplish …

Luke 12:50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened …

Luke 18:31 Then he took to him the twelve, and said to them, Behold, we go up …

Luke 22:37 For I say to you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished …

Acts 13:29 And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took …

that the.

Psalm 22:15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue sticks to …

Psalm 69:21 They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me …

(28) Comp. accounts of the darkness and death in Matthew 27:45-50; Mark 15:33-39; Luke 23:44-46.

Knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled.--It is difficult to give the exact meaning of the words in English. In the original the words for "accomplished" and "fulfilled" are derived from the same root, and the latter word is not the ordinary formula of quotation which we have had, e.g., in John 13:18 (see Note there). The Vulgate has "Postea sciens Jesus quia omnia consummata sunt ut consummaretur Scriptural Perhaps the nearest English rendering is "that all things were now completed that the Scripture might be accomplished." But then there arises the difficult question, Is this connected with the words which follow, or not? The margin assumes that it is, and refers to Psalm 69:21. On the other hand (1) St. John's custom is to quote the fulfilment of Scripture as seen in the event after its occurrence; (2) he does not here use the ordinary words which accompany such a reference; (3) the actual meaning of "knowing that all things were now accomplished" seems to exclude the idea of a further accomplishment, and to refer to the whole life which was an accomplishment of Scripture; (4) the context of words as they occur in the Psalm (John 19:22 et seq.) cannot be understood of our Lord. There seems to be good reason, therefore, for understanding the words "that the Scripture might be completed," of the events of the whole life, and not of the words which immediately follow.

I thirst.--He had refused the usual stupefying drink at the moment of crucifixion (comp. Notes on Matthew 27:34; Matthew 27:48), but now all has been accomplished, the moment of His departure is at hand, and He seeks relief from the physical agony of the thirst caused by His wounds.

Verses 28, 29. - (c) "I thirst" - the last agony. Verse 28. - It does not come within the purpose of John to record the portents which attended the final scene - either the supernatural darkness on the one hand, or the rending of the veil of the temple on the other. He does not record the visions of the saints, nor the testimony of the centurion (see Matthew 27:45-56; Mark 15:33-39; Luke 23:44-49). He does not record the further quotation of Psalm 22; the cry, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?" nor the misinterpretation of the multitudes; nor the jeer at his dying agonies. But he does record two of the words of the Lord, which they had omitted. He, moreover, implies that he had purposely left these omissions to be filled up from the synoptists, for he adds, After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had been (τετέλεσται) now finished, said, I thirst, in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled. John heard in this word the comprehensive cry which gathered up all the yearnings and agonies of his soul, which fulfilled its travail, which expressed the awful significance of his suffering, and strangely filled up the prophetic picture (Psalm 69:21). 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, Psalm 22:15 and that his enemies at such a time would give him vinegar to drink, Psalm 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. 28-30. After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished—that is, the moment for the fulfilment of the last of them; for there was one other small particular, and the time was come for that too, in consequence of the burning thirst which the fevered state of His frame occasioned (Ps 22:15).

that the scripture—(Ps 69:21).

might be fulfilled saith, I thirst. Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar—on the offer of the soldiers' vinegar, see on [1912]Joh 19:24.

and they—"one of them," (Mt 27:48).19:19-30 Here are some remarkable circumstances of Jesus' death, more fully related than before. Pilate would not gratify the chief priests by allowing the writing to be altered; which was doubtless owing to a secret power of God upon his heart, that this statement of our Lord's character and authority might continue. Many things done by the Roman soldiers were fulfilments of the prophecies of the Old Testament. All things therein written shall be fulfilled. Christ tenderly provided for his mother at his death. Sometimes, when God removes one comfort from us, he raises up another for us, where we looked not for it. Christ's example teaches all men to honour their parents in life and death; to provide for their wants, and to promote their comfort by every means in their power. Especially observe the dying word wherewith Jesus breathed out his soul. It is finished; that is, the counsels of the Father concerning his sufferings were now fulfilled. It is finished; all the types and prophecies of the Old Testament, which pointed at the sufferings of the Messiah, were accomplished. It is finished; the ceremonial law is abolished; the substance is now come, and all the shadows are done away. It is finished; an end is made of transgression by bringing in an everlasting righteousness. His sufferings were now finished, both those of his soul, and those of his body. It is finished; the work of man's redemption and salvation is now completed. His life was not taken from him by force, but freely given up.
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