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Matthew 27:30

    Matthew 27:30 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they spit on him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they spat upon him, and took the reed and smote him on the head.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they put shame on him, and gave him blows on the head with the rod.

    Webster's Revision

    And they spat upon him, and took the reed and smote him on the head.

    World English Bible

    They spat on him, and took the reed and struck him on the head.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they spat upon him, and took the reed and smote him on the head.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 27:30

    And they spit upon him - "Let us pay our adoration," says the same pious writer, "and humble ourselves in silence at the sight of a spectacle which faith alone renders credible, and which our senses would hardly endure. Jesus Christ, in this condition, preaches to the kings of the earth this truth - that their scepters are but reeds, with which themselves shall be smitten, bruised, and crushed at his tribunal, if they do not use them here to the advancement of his kingdom."

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 27:30

    And they spit upon him - This was a token of the deepest contempt and insult.

    See the notes at Matthew 26:67.

    And took the reed - The cane, probably so large as to inflict a heavy blow.

    And smote him on the head - Not merely to injure him by the force of the blow, but to press the "thorns" into his head, and thus to add cruelty to insult.