36 Then one of the soldiers ran and filled a sponge full of sour wine, put it on a stick and gave it to Him to drink, saying, “Let him alone; let us see if Elijah comes to take him down [from the cross].”
Mark 15:36 Cross References - AUV
23 They offered Him wine, mixed with aromatic spices, but He refused to accept it. [Note: Matt. 27:34 calls this “gall,” a bitter drug for the purpose of dulling the pain of crucifixion].
36 The soldiers also mocked Him; they came to Him, offering Him sour wine [to drink],
28 Now Jesus knew that everything had been completed [i.e., relating to His crucifixion], so then He said, in order to fulfill Scripture [Psa. 69:21], “I am thirsty.” 29 A bottle full of sour wine was sitting nearby so someone put a sponge full of the wine on a hyssop plant stalk and lifted it up to Jesus’ mouth. 30 After drinking some of the sour wine, Jesus said, “It is completed,” [i.e., His work of dying for the sins of mankind] and gave up His spirit [i.e., to God. See Luke 23:46].