Matthew 27:48

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And straightway one of them ran, and tooke a spunge, and filled it with vineger, and put it on a reede, and gaue him to drinke.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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 (1901)

And straight away one of them went quickly, and took a sponge, and made it full of bitter wine, and put it on a rod and gave him drink.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

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;
- Weymouth 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.
- World English Bible

And anoon oon of hem rennynge, took and fillide a spounge with vynegre, and puttide on a rehed, and yaf to hym to drynke.
- Wycliffe Bible

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,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 27:48


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|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 27:48


Mt 27:48 One . . . took a spunge, and filled [it]. This was occasioned by our Lord's cry, "I thirst", the fifth word from the cross (Joh 19:28). Vinegar. This was the sour wine used by the soldiers; not mixed with myrrh, as in the case of the stupefying draught Jesus had refused before crucifixion.

Discussion for Matthew 27:48

  • Clark culver for verse 48
    I believe this is an epic moment on the cross when the very men commissioned to kill Jesus, men who seem to earlier be heartless and even spitting on him in disrespect were moved by strength in death unlike anyone before came filled a sponge with the healing drink of strong vinegar to symbolize a change on there cold dry heart. I believe they saw there sins and there hearts were changed. Even those killing Jesus realized Jesus was someone unlike any man who ever lived. When Jesus saw this transformation in these cold dark sinful hearts he said it is finished and gave up the spirit.

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