Luke 23:36
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar

New Living Translation
The soldiers mocked him, too, by offering him a drink of sour wine.

English Standard Version
The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine

Berean Study Bible
The soldiers also mocked Him and came up to offer Him sour wine.

Berean Literal Bible
And the soldiers also mocked Him, coming near, offering Him sour wine,

New American Standard Bible
The soldiers also mocked Him, coming up to Him, offering Him sour wine,

King James Bible
And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The soldiers also mocked Him. They came offering Him sour wine

International Standard Version
The soldiers also made fun of Jesus by coming up and offering him sour wine,

NET Bible
The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine,

New Heart English Bible
The soldiers also mocked him, coming to him and offering him vinegar,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the soldiers were also scoffing at him as they came near to him and they were offering him vinegar.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The soldiers also made fun of him. They would go up to him, offer him some vinegar,

New American Standard 1977
And the soldiers also mocked Him, coming up to Him, offering Him sour wine,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him and offering him vinegar

King James 2000 Bible
And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,

American King James Version
And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,

American Standard Version
And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, offering him vinegar,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,

Darby Bible Translation
And the soldiers also made game of him, coming up offering him vinegar,

English Revised Version
And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, offering him vinegar,

Webster's Bible Translation
And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,

Weymouth New Testament
And the soldiers also made sport of Him, coming and offering Him sour wine and saying,

World English Bible
The soldiers also mocked him, coming to him and offering him vinegar,

Young's Literal Translation
And mocking him also were the soldiers, coming near and offering vinegar to him,
Study Bible
The Crucifixion
35The people stood watching, and the rulers sneered at Him, saying, “He saved others; let Him save Himself if He is the Christ of God, the Chosen One.” 36The soldiers also mocked Him and came up to offer Him sour wine. 37“If You are the King of the Jews,” they said, “save Yourself!”…
Cross References
Psalm 69:21
They also gave me gall for my food And for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

Matthew 27:48
One of them quickly ran and brought a sponge. He filled it with vinegar, put it on a reed, and held it up for Jesus to drink.

John 19:29
A 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.
Treasury of Scripture

And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,

Luke 23:11 And Herod with his men of war set him at nothing, and mocked him, …

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

Matthew 27:29,30,34,48 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it on his head, …

Mark 15:19,20,36 And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit on him, …

John 19:28-30 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, …

(36) Offering him vinegar.--Not even the prayer for their forgiveness had touched the hearts of the soldiers. But still, they knew not what they did, and did but follow, after their nature, in the path in which others led the way. Possibly too, rude as their natures were, there was a touch of rough kindliness mingling in their mockery, as shown in the offer of the vinegar, or sour wine, which they had brought for their own use (see Note on Matthew 27:48)--unless, indeed, we suppose the refinement of cruelty which held it before the eyes of the Sufferer, but did not, as afterwards, convey it to His lips.

Verse 36. - And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar. Three times in the Crucifixion scene we find a mention of this vinegar, or the sour wine of the country, the common drink of the soldiers and others, being offered to the Sufferer.

(1) Matthew 27:34. This was evidently a draught prepared with narcotics and stupefying drugs, no doubt by some of those compassionate women addressed by him on his way to the cross as "daughters of Jerusalem," a common work of mercy at that time, and one apparently permitted by the guards. This, St. Matthew tells us, "he tasted of," no doubt in courteous recognition of the kindly purpose of the act, but he refused to do more than taste of it. He would not dull the sense of pain, or cloud the clearness of his communion with his Father in that last awful hour.

(2) The second, mentioned here by St. Luke, seems to imply that the soldiers mocked his agony of thirst - one of the tortures induced by crucifixion - by lifting up to his parched, fevered lips, vessels containing their sour wine, and then snatching them hastily away.

(3) The third (John 19:28-30) relates that here the Lord, utterly exhausted, asked for and received this last refreshment, which revived, for a very brief space, his fast failing powers, and gave him strength for his last utterances. The soldiers, perhaps acting under the orders of the compassionate centurion in command, perhaps touched with awe by the brave patience and strange dignity of the dying Lord, did him this last kindly office. And the soldiers also mocked him,.... The Roman soldiers, to whom the execution was committed, who crucified him, and parted his garments, and stood at his cross watching; these joined in the insult, which is not to be wondered at. Coming to him and offering him vinegar; which was what was a part of their allowance, and was their drink; See Gill on John 19:29. 23:32-43 As soon as Christ was fastened to the cross, he prayed for those who crucified him. The great thing he died to purchase and procure for us, is the forgiveness of sin. This he prays for. Jesus was crucified between two thieves; in them were shown the different effects the cross of Christ would have upon the children of men in the preaching the gospel. One malefactor was hardened to the last. No troubles of themselves will change a wicked heart. The other was softened at the last: he was snatched as a brand out of the burning, and made a monument of Divine mercy. This gives no encouragement to any to put off repentance to their death-beds, or to hope that they shall then find mercy. It is certain that true repentance is never too late; but it is as certain that late repentance is seldom true. None can be sure they shall have time to repent at death, but every man may be sure he cannot have the advantages this penitent thief had. We shall see the case to be singular, if we observe the uncommon effects of God's grace upon this man. He reproved the other for railing on Christ. He owned that he deserved what was done to him. He believed Jesus to have suffered wrongfully. Observe his faith in this prayer. Christ was in the depth of disgrace, suffering as a deceiver, and not delivered by his Father. He made this profession before the wonders were displayed which put honour on Christ's sufferings, and startled the centurion. He believed in a life to come, and desired to be happy in that life; not like the other thief, to be only saved from the cross. Observe his humility in this prayer. All his request is, Lord, remember me; quite referring it to Jesus in what way to remember him. Thus he was humbled in true repentance, and he brought forth all the fruits for repentance his circumstances would admit. Christ upon the cross, is gracious like Christ upon the throne. Though he was in the greatest struggle and agony, yet he had pity for a poor penitent. By this act of grace we are to understand that Jesus Christ died to open the kingdom of heaven to all penitent, obedient believers. It is a single instance in Scripture; it should teach us to despair of none, and that none should despair of themselves; but lest it should be abused, it is contrasted with the awful state of the other thief, who died hardened in unbelief, though a crucified Saviour was so near him. Be sure that in general men die as they live.
Jump to Previous
Army Bitter Game Mocked Mocking Offered Offering Soldiers Sour Sport Vinegar Wine
Jump to Next
Army Bitter Game Mocked Mocking Offered Offering Soldiers Sour Sport Vinegar Wine
Links
Luke 23:36 NIV
Luke 23:36 NLT
Luke 23:36 ESV
Luke 23:36 NASB
Luke 23:36 KJV

Luke 23:36 Biblia Paralela
Luke 23:36 Chinese Bible
Luke 23:36 French Bible
Luke 23:36 German Bible

Alphabetical: also and came coming him mocked offered offering soldiers sour The They to up vinegar wine

NT Gospels: Luke 23:36 The soldiers also mocked him coming (Luke Lu Lk) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Luke 23:35
Top of Page
Top of Page