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.”

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!"

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.

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;'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

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).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

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.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

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).

John 19:28 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Death of Jesus
28After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, to fulfill the Scripture, said, "I am thirsty." 29A jar full of sour wine was standing there; so they put a sponge full of the sour wine upon a branch of hyssop and brought it up to His mouth.…
Cross References
Psalm 22:15
My mouth is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; you lay me in the dust of death.

Psalm 69:21
They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar for my thirst.

John 4:34
"My food," said Jesus, "is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.

John 13:1
It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

John 17:4
I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.

John 19:24
"Let's not tear it," they said to one another. "Let's decide by lot who will get it." This happened that the scripture might be fulfilled that said, "They divided my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment." So this is what the soldiers did.

John 19:36
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 …

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