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.
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.
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.
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,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
27:48 One taking a sponge, filled it with vinegar - Vinegar and water was the usual drink of the Roman soldiers. It does not appear, that this was given him in derision, but rather with a friendly design, that he might not die before Elijah came. John 19:28.
LibraryThe Fourth Word
"Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani."--ST. MATT. XXVII. 46; ST. MARK XV. 34. There are three peculiar and distinguishing features of this fourth word which our Saviour uttered from His Cross. 1. It is the only one of the Seven which finds a place in the earliest record of our Lord's life, contained in the matter common to St. Matthew and St. Mark. 2. It is the only one which has been preserved to us in the original Aramaic, in the very syllables which were formed by the lips of Christ. 3. It is the …
J. H. Beibitz—Gloria Crucis
Let Him Deliver Him Now
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But instead, they give me poison for food; they offer me sour wine for my thirst.
Some of the bystanders misunderstood and thought he was calling for the prophet Elijah.
But the rest said, "Wait! Let's see whether Elijah comes to save him."
One of them ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, holding it up to him on a reed stick so he could drink. "Wait!" he said. "Let's see whether Elijah comes to take him down!"
The soldiers mocked him, too, by offering him a drink of sour wine.
A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to his lips.
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