And they offered him wine mingled with myrrh, but he would not receive it. Bible other translations

“And they offered him wine mingled with myrrh.” The myrrh was bitter, thus Matthew refers to it as “gall” because “gall” is bitter (Matt. 27:34). Wine mixed with myrrh was sometimes offered to people being crucified because the myrrh deadened the senses, stupefied the person, and thus helped to lessen the pain. Jesus refused it because he needed full control of his senses and the suffering was part of the redemption of humankind.

Commentary for: Mark 15:23