A-Z: General definitions: Cup


How Jesus referred to the vessel from which he drank wine at the Last Supper, which symbolised his own bloodshed (Matthew 26:27-29). Later the same evening he asked God to take away his 'cup of suffering' (i.e. his imminent crucifixtion) (Matthew 26:38-42).

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