Matthew 27:34

“They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

They gaue him vineger to drinke, mingled with gall: and when hee had tasted thereof, hee would not drinke.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

they gave Him wine to drink mixed with gall; and after tasting {it,} He was unwilling to drink.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

they gave him wine to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted it, he would not drink.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They gave him wine mixed with bitter drink: and after tasting it, he took no more.
- Basic English Bible

they gave to him to drink vinegar mingled with gall; and having tasted [it], he would not drink.
- Darby Bible

They gave him vinegar to drink, mingled with gall: and when he had tasted of it, he would not drink.
- Webster's Bible

Here they gave Him a mixture of wine and gall to drink, but having tasted it He refused to drink it.
- Weymouth Bible

They gave him sour wine to drink mixed with gall. When he had tasted it, he would not drink.
- World English Bible

And thei yauen hym to drynke wyne meynd with galle; and whanne he hadde tastid, he wolde not drynke.
- Wycliffe Bible

they gave him to drink vinegar mixed with gall, and having tasted, he would not drink.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 27:34


27:34 They gave him vinegar mingled with gall - Out of derision: which, however nauseous, he received and tasted of. St. Mark mentions also a different mixture which was given him, Wine mingled with myrrh: such as it was customary to give to dying criminals, to make them less sensible of their sufferings: but this our Lord refused to taste, determining to bear the full force of his pains.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 27:34


Mt 27:34 They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall. A stupefying drink, intended to lessen suffering. He would not drink. The "tasting" implied a recognition of the kindly purpose of the act, but a recognition only. In the refusal to do more than taste, we trace the resolute purpose to drink the cup which his Father had given him to the last drop.

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