New International Version
Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it.
King James Bible
And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.
Darby Bible Translation
And they offered him wine [to drink] medicated with myrrh; but he did not take [it].
World English Bible
They offered him wine mixed with myrrh to drink, but he didn't take it.
Young's Literal Translation
and they were giving him to drink wine mingled with myrrh, and he did not receive.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A Cyrenian - One of Cyrene, a celebrated city in the Pentapolis of Libya.
The father of Alexander and Rufus - It appears that these two persons were well known among the first disciples of our Lord. It is not unlikely that this is the same Alexander who is mentioned, Acts 19:33, and that the other is the Rufus spoken of by St. Paul, Romans 16:13.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibrarySimon the Cyrenian
'And they compel one Simon, a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear His Cross.'--Mark xv. 21. How little these soldiers knew that they were making this man immortal! What a strange fate that is which has befallen chose persons in the Gospel narrative, who for an instant came into contact with Jesus Christ. Like ships passing athwart the white ghostlike splendour of moonlight on the sea, they gleam silvery pure for a moment as they cross its …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Dying Saviour Our Example.
They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar for my thirst.
There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it.
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