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John 18:11

18:11 Put your sword into its sheath. Jesus’ rebuke does not concern the propriety of self-defense or civil resistance; the point is that Jesus has come to give His life a ransom for many, and He must not be dissuaded from this task (cf. Matt. 16:21–23).

shall I not drink the cup. This “cup” is the cup of the wine of God’s wrath (Ps. 75:8; Is. 51:17; Jer. 25:15–17, 27–38). The “cup” that Jesus chooses to drink is not merely death, but the wrath of God upon sin (cf. Matt. 20:22; Mark 10:38).