22 And Jesus answered, and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to [a]drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the [b]baptism that I shall be baptized with? they said to him, We are able.

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  1. Matthew 20:22 This is spoken by a figure, taking the cup, for that which is contained in the cup. And again the Hebrews understand by this word, Cup, sometime the manner of punishment which is rendered to sin, as Ps. 11:6, or the joy that is given to the faithful, as Ps. 23:5, and sometime a lot or condition, as Ps. 16:5.
  2. Matthew 20:22 This is applied to afflictions, as David commonly useth.