28#o. [19:28–30] Mt 27:45–56; Mk 15:33–41; Lk 23:44–49. After this, aware that everything was now finished, in order that the scripture might be fulfilled,#The scripture…fulfilled: either in the scene of Jn 19:25–27, or in the I thirst of Jn 19:28. If the latter, Ps 22:16; 69:22 deserve consideration. Jesus said, “I thirst.”#p. [19:28] Ps 22:16; 69:22. 29There was a vessel filled with common wine.#Wine: John does not mention the drugged wine, a narcotic that Jesus refused as the crucifixion began (Mk 15:23), but only this final gesture of kindness at the end (Mk 15:36). Hyssop, a small plant, is scarcely suitable for carrying a sponge (Mark mentions a reed) and may be a symbolic reference to the hyssop used to daub the blood of the paschal lamb on the doorpost of the Hebrews (Ex 12:22). So they put a sponge soaked in wine on a sprig of hyssop and put it up to his mouth.