27:47 When 1 some of the bystanders heard it, they said, “This man is calling for Elijah.” 27:48 Immediately 2 one of them ran and got a sponge, filled it with sour wine, 3 put it on a stick, 4 and gave it to him to drink. 27:49 But the rest said, “Leave him alone! Let’s see if Elijah will come to save him.” 5
1 tn Here δέ (de) has not been translated.
2 tn Here καί (kai) has not been translated.
3 sn Sour wine refers to cheap wine that was called in Latin posca, a cheap vinegar wine diluted heavily with water. It was the drink of slaves and soldiers, and was probably there for the soldiers who had performed the crucifixion.
4 tn Grk “a reed.”
5 tc Early and important