Matthew 27:48
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New International Version
Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink.

New Living Translation
One of them ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, holding it up to him on a reed stick so he could drink.

English Standard Version
And one of them at once ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine, and put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink.

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge, filled it with sour wine, fixed it on a reed, and offered Him a drink.

International Standard Version
So one of the men ran off at once, took a sponge, and soaked it in some sour wine. Then he put it on a stick and offered Jesus a drink.

NET Bible
Immediately 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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
At that moment one of them ran and took a sponge and filled it with vinegar and placed it on a reed and gave a drink to him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
One of the men ran at once, took a sponge, and soaked it in some vinegar. Then he put it on a stick and offered Jesus a drink.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And straightway one of them ran and took a sponge and filled it with vinegar and put it on a reed and gave him to drink.

King James 2000 Bible
And immediately one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.

American King James Version
And straightway one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.

American Standard Version
And straightway one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And immediately one of them running took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar; and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.

Darby Bible Translation
And immediately one of them running and getting a sponge, having filled [it] with vinegar and fixed [it] on a reed, gave him to drink.

English Revised Version
And straightway one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.

Webster's Bible Translation
And immediately one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.

Weymouth New Testament
One of them ran forthwith, and filling a sponge with sour wine put it on the end of a cane and offered it Him to drink;

World English Bible
Immediately one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him a drink.

Young's Literal Translation
and immediately, one of them having run, and having taken a spunge, having filled it with vinegar, and having put it on a reed, was giving him to drink,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

27:45-50 During the three hours which the darkness continued, Jesus was in agony, wrestling with the powers of darkness, and suffering his Father's displeasure against the sin of man, for which he was now making his soul an offering. Never were there three such hours since the day God created man upon the earth, never such a dark and awful scene; it was the turning point of that great affair, man's redemption and salvation. Jesus uttered a complaint from Ps 22:1. Hereby he teaches of what use the word of God is to direct us in prayer, and recommends the use of Scripture expressions in prayer. The believer may have tasted some drops of bitterness, but he can only form a very feeble idea of the greatness of Christ's sufferings. Yet, hence he learns something of the Saviour's love to sinners; hence he gets deeper conviction of the vileness and evil of sin, and of what he owes to Christ, who delivers him from the wrath to come. His enemies wickedly ridiculed his complaint. Many of the reproaches cast upon the word of God and the people of God, arise, as here, from gross mistakes. Christ, just before he expired, spake in his full strength, to show that his life was not forced from him, but was freely delivered into his Father's hands. He had strength to bid defiance to the powers of death: and to show that by the eternal Spirit he offered himself, being the Priest as well as the Sacrifice, he cried with a loud voice. Then he yielded up the ghost. The Son of God upon the cross, did die by the violence of the pain he was put to. His soul was separated from his body, and so his body was left really and truly dead. It was certain that Christ did die, for it was needful that he should die. He had undertaken to make himself an offering for sin, and he did it when he willingly gave up his life.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 48. - Ran, and took a sponge. According to St. John, Jesus had just said, "I thirst." The sponge and the wine were provided for the purpose of ministering some relief to the crucified. Common humanity was not quite extinct even in the executioners and spectators. Vinegar. The acid wine used by the soldiers, and called posca (see on ver. 34). Put it on a reed. St. John calls it a stalk of hyssop; and if this is the caller plant, it, though of a climbing nature, can produce a stick some three or four feet long (see on ver. 29). Gave him to drink (ἐπότιζεν, imperf., was offering him to drink); perhaps with the idea of helping him to endure till Elijah came. Thus was fulfilled the psalmist's word, "In my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink" (Psalm 69:21).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

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. (r).

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,

(r) Misn. Sabbat, c. 21. sect. 3.



Matthew 27:48 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Death of Jesus
47And some of those who were standing there, when they heard it, began saying, "This man is calling for Elijah." 48Immediately 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. 49But the rest of them said, "Let us see whether Elijah will come to save Him."…
Cross References
Psalm 69:21
They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar for my thirst.

Matthew 27:47
When some of those standing there heard this, they said, "He's calling Elijah."

Matthew 27:49
The rest said, "Now leave him alone. Let's see if Elijah comes to save him."

Mark 15:36
Someone ran, filled a sponge with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink. "Now leave him alone. Let's see if Elijah comes to take him down," he said.

Luke 23:36
The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar

John 19:29
A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus' lips.
Treasury of Scripture

And straightway one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.

and filled.

Matthew 27:34 They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had …

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

Luke 23:36 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,

John 19:29,30 Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a sponge …

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