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But Jesus answered and said, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?”a They say to him, “We are able.” Bible
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“Drink the cup” was a common idiom meaning to experience, whether that experience was good or bad.

“drink the cup.” “Drinking the cup” was a common idiom meaning to experience, whether that experience was good (cp. Ps. 16:5; 23:5; 116:13; Jer. 16:7) or bad (cp. Ps. 11:6; 75:8; Isa. 51:17; Jer. 25:15). Jesus spoke of the cup of his sufferings (Matt. 26:39, 42; Mark 14:36; Luke 22:42).


Commentary for: Matthew 20:22