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Mark 10:38

10:38 drink the cup. An Old Testament symbol for suffering and wrath (Ps. 75:8; Is. 51:17–22; Jer. 25:15; Ezek. 23:31–34).

baptism. Here the word is a metaphor for the experience of death-threatening judgment, with the hope of ultimate deliverance (Rom. 6:3–7; 1 Cor. 10:2; Col. 2:11–13).