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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaBLESSING, CUP OF
(to poterion tes eulogias, "the consecrated cup," 1 Corinthians 10:16): A technical term from the Jewish liturgy transferred to the Lord's Supper, and signifying the cup of wine upon which a blessing was pronounced. The suggestion that it carries with it a higher significance, as a cup that brings blessing, is not without force. The succeeding words, "we bless," are equivalent to "for which we give thanks." It was consecrated by thanksgiving and prayer.
(Most frequently, koc; four other words in one passage each; poterion): A vessel for drinking from, of a variety of material (gold, silver, earthenware), patterns (Esther 1:7) and elaboration.
Greek4221. poterion -- a wine cup
... a wine cup. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: poterion Phonetic Spelling:
(pot-ay'-ree-on) Short Definition: a drinking cup Definition: a drinking ...
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5357. phiale -- a (shallow) bowl
3582. xestes -- a sextarius (about a pint), a pitcher (of wood or ...
2950. kumbalon -- a cymbal
Strong's Hebrew3563. kowc -- a cup
... 3562, 3563. kowc. 3563a . a cup. Transliteration: kowc Phonetic Spelling:
(koce) Short Definition: cup. cup, small owl From an unused ...
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1375. gabia -- a cup, bowl
3563a. kos -- a cup
6907. qubbaath -- a cup
3599. kis -- bag, purse
5592. caph -- a basin, goblet
7184. qasah -- jug, jar
101. aggan -- a bowl, basin
7083. qeseth -- a pot (for ink), inkhorn
5592a. saph -- a basin, goblet
The Story of a Cup of Water
The Golden Cup of Youth. January 16.
God's Cup of Myrrh
LM Anonymous. "Let this Cup Pass from Me. "
LM Jane Roscoe. The Bitter Cup.
A Subdeacon must not Give the Bread, nor Bless the Cup. ...
That Christ is the Wisdom of God; and Concerning the Sacrament of ...
Epistle Lxii. Cæcilius, on the Sacrament of the Cup of the Lord.
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Smith's Bible DictionaryCup
The cups of the Jews, whether of metal or earthenware, were possibly borrowed, in point of shape and design, from Egypt and from the Phoenicians, who were celebrated in that branch of workmanship. Egyptian cups were of various shapes, either with handles or without them. In Solomon's time all his drinking vessels were of gold, none of silver. (1 Kings 10:21) Babylon is compared to a golden cup. (Jeremiah 51:7) The great laver, or "sea," was made with a rim like the rim of a cup (cos), with flowers of lilies," (1 Kings 7:26) a form which the Persepolitan cups resemble. The cups of the New Testament were often no doubt formed on Greek and Roman models. They were sometimes of gold. (Revelation 17:4)
ATS Bible DictionaryCup
This word is taken in Scripture both in a proper and in a figurative sense. In a proper sense, it signifies a common cup, of horn, or some precious metal, Genesis 40:13 44:2 1Ki 7:26, such as is used for drinking out of at meals; or a cup of ceremony, used at solemn and religious meals-as at the Passover, when the father of the family pronounced certain blessings over the cup, and having tasted it, passed it round to the company and his whole family, who partook of it, 1 1 Corinthians 10:16. In a figurative sense, a cup is spoken of as filled with the portion given to one by divine providence, Psalm 11:6 16:5; with the blessings of life and of grace, Psalm 23:5; with a thank-offering to God, Exodus 29:40 Psalm 116:13; with liquor used at idolatrous feasts, 1 1 Corinthians 10:21; with love-potions, Revelation 17:4; with sore afflictions, Psalm 65:8 Isaiah 51:17; and with the bitter draught of death, which was often caused by a cup of hemlock or some other poison, Psalm 75:8. See Matthew 16:28 Luke 22:42 John 18:11. See CRUSE.
Easton's Bible DictionaryA wine-cup (Genesis 40:11, 21), various forms of which are found on Assyrian and Egyptian monuments. All Solomon's drinking vessels were of gold (1 Kings 10: 21). The cups mentioned in the New Testament were made after Roman and Greek models, and were sometimes of gold (Revelation 17:4).
The art of divining by means of a cup was practiced in Egypt (Genesis 44:2-17), and in the East generally.
The "cup of salvation" (Psalm 116:13) is the cup of thanksgiving for the great salvation. The "cup of consolation" (Jeremiah 16:7) refers to the custom of friends sending viands and wine to console relatives in mourning (Proverbs 31:6). In 1 Corinthians 10:16, the "cup of blessing" is contrasted with the "cup of devils" (1 Corinthians 10:21). The sacramental cup is the "cup of blessing," because of blessing pronounced over it (Matthew 26:27; Luke 22:17). The "portion of the cup" (Psalm 11:6; 16:5) denotes one's condition of life, prosperous or adverse. A "cup" is also a type of sensual allurement (Jeremiah 51:7; Proverbs 23:31; Revelation 17:4). We read also of the "cup of astonishment," the "cup of trembling," and the "cup of God's wrath" (Psalm 75:8; Isaiah 51:17; Jeremiah 25:15; Lamentations 4:21; Ezek. 23:32; Revelation 16:19; Comp. Matthew 26:39, 42; John 18:11). The cup is also the symbol of death (Matthew 16:28; Mark 9:1; Hebrews 2:9).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) A small vessel, used commonly to drink from; as, a tin cup, a silver cup, a wine cup; especially, in modern times, the pottery or porcelain vessel, commonly with a handle, used with a saucer in drinking tea, coffee, and the like.
2. (n.) The contents of such a vessel; a cupful.
3. (n.) Repeated potations; social or excessive indulgence in intoxicating drinks; revelry.
4. (n.) That which is to be received or endured; that which is allotted to one; a portion.
5. (n.) Anything shaped like a cup; as, the cup of an acorn, or of a flower.
6. (n.) A cupping glass or other vessel or instrument used to produce the vacuum in cupping.
7. (v. t.) To supply with cups of wine.
8. (v. t.) To apply a cupping apparatus to; to subject to the operation of cupping. See Cupping.
ThesaurusCup (86 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary A wine-cup (Genesis 40:11, 21), various forms
of which are found on Assyrian and Egyptian monuments. All ...
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Cup-bearer (5 Occurrences)
Cup-bearers (7 Occurrences)
Goblet-cup (1 Occurrence)
Wine-cup (1 Occurrence)
Goblet (6 Occurrences)
Cupbearer (10 Occurrences)
Dregs (7 Occurrences)
Staggering (7 Occurrences)
Pharaoh's (72 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceCup (86 Occurrences)
Matthew 10:42 Whoever gives one of these little ones just a cup of cold water to drink in the name of a disciple, most certainly I tell you he will in no way lose his reward."
Matthew 20:22 But Jesus answered, "You don't know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?" They said to him, "We are able."
Matthew 20:23 He said to them, "You will indeed drink my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with, but to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it is for whom it has been prepared by my Father."
Matthew 23:25 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and unrighteousness.
Matthew 23:26 You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the platter, that its outside may become clean also.
Matthew 26:27 He took the cup, gave thanks, and gave to them, saying, "All of you drink it,
Matthew 26:39 He went forward a little, fell on his face, and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass away from me; nevertheless, not what I desire, but what you desire."
Matthew 26:42 Again, a second time he went away, and prayed, saying, "My Father, if this cup can't pass away from me unless I drink it, your desire be done."
Mark 9:41 For whoever will give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because you are Christ's, most certainly I tell you, he will in no way lose his reward.
Mark 10:38 But Jesus said to them, "You don't know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?"
Mark 10:39 They said to him, "We are able." Jesus said to them, "You shall indeed drink the cup that I drink, and you shall be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with;
Mark 14:23 He took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave to them. They all drank of it.
Mark 14:36 He said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible to you. Please remove this cup from me. However, not what I desire, but what you desire."
Luke 11:39 The Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter, but your inward part is full of extortion and wickedness.
Luke 22:17 He received a cup, and when he had given thanks, he said, "Take this, and share it among yourselves,
Luke 22:20 Likewise, he took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.
Luke 22:42 saying, "Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done."
John 18:11 Jesus therefore said to Peter, "Put the sword into its sheath. The cup which the Father has given me, shall I not surely drink it?"
1 Corinthians 10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, isn't it a sharing of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, isn't it a sharing of the body of Christ?
1 Corinthians 10:21 You can't both drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You can't both partake of the table of the Lord, and of the table of demons.
1 Corinthians 11:25 In the same way he also took the cup, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink, in memory of me."
1 Corinthians 11:26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.
1 Corinthians 11:27 Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks the Lord's cup in a manner unworthy of the Lord will be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord.
1 Corinthians 11:28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread, and drink of the cup.
Revelation 14:10 he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is prepared unmixed in the cup of his anger. He will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb.
Revelation 16:19 The great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. Babylon the great was remembered in the sight of God, to give to her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
Revelation 17:4 The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of the sexual immorality of the earth.
Revelation 18:6 Return to her just as she returned, and repay her double as she did, and according to her works. In the cup which she mixed, mix to her double.
Genesis 40:11 Pharaoh's cup was in my hand; and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand."
Genesis 40:13 Within three more days, Pharaoh will lift up your head, and restore you to your office. You will give Pharaoh's cup into his hand, the way you did when you were his cupbearer.
Genesis 40:21 He restored the chief cupbearer to his position again, and he gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand;
Genesis 44:2 Put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the youngest, with his grain money." He did according to the word that Joseph had spoken.
Genesis 44:4 When they had gone out of the city, and were not yet far off, Joseph said to his steward, "Up, follow after the men. When you overtake them, ask them,'Why have you rewarded evil for good?
Genesis 44:5 Is not this the cup from which my lord takes wine and by which he gets knowledge of the future? Truly, you have done evil.
Genesis 44:12 He searched, beginning with the eldest, and ending at the youngest. The cup was found in Benjamin's sack.
Genesis 44:16 Judah said, "What will we tell my lord? What will we speak? Or how will we clear ourselves? God has found out the iniquity of your servants. Behold, we are my lord's bondservants, both we, and he also in whose hand the cup is found."
Genesis 44:17 He said, "Far be it from me that I should do so. The man in whose hand the cup is found, he will be my bondservant; but as for you, go up in peace to your father."
Exodus 25:33 three cups made like almond blossoms in one branch, a bud and a flower; and three cups made like almond blossoms in the other branch, a bud and a flower, so for the six branches going out of the lampstand;
Exodus 37:19 three cups made like almond blossoms in one branch, a bud and a flower, and three cups made like almond blossoms in the other branch, a bud and a flower: so for the six branches going out of the lampstand.
Numbers 7:14 one cup of ten shekels of gold, full of incense;
Numbers 7:20 one cup of ten shekels of gold, full of incense;
Numbers 7:26 one cup of ten shekels of gold, full of incense;
Numbers 7:32 one cup of ten shekels of gold, full of incense;
Numbers 7:38 one cup of ten shekels of gold, full of incense;
Numbers 7:44 one cup of ten shekels of gold, full of incense;
Numbers 7:50 one cup of ten shekels of gold, full of incense;
Numbers 7:56 one cup of ten shekels of gold, full of incense;
Numbers 7:62 one cup of ten shekels of gold, full of incense;
Numbers 7:68 one cup of ten shekels of gold, full of incense;
Numbers 7:74 one cup of ten shekels of gold, full of incense;
Numbers 7:80 one cup of ten shekels of gold, full of incense;
Numbers 7:86 twelve golden cups full of incense, each cup of ten shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary: all the gold of the cups, a hundred and twenty shekels.
2 Samuel 12:3 but the poor man had nothing, except one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and raised. It grew up together with him, and with his children. It ate of his own food, drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was to him like a daughter.
1 Kings 7:26 It was a handbreadth thick: and its brim was worked like the brim of a cup, like the flower of a lily: it held two thousand baths.
1 Kings 10:5 and the food of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their clothing, and his cup bearers, and his ascent by which he went up to the house of Yahweh; there was no more spirit in her.
2 Chronicles 4:5 It was a handbreadth thick; and its brim was worked like the brim of a cup, like the flower of a lily: it received and held three thousand baths.
2 Chronicles 9:4 and the food of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their clothing, his cup bearers also, and their clothing, and his ascent by which he went up to the house of Yahweh; there was no more spirit in her.
Nehemiah 1:11 Lord, I beg you, let your ear be attentive now to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants, who delight to fear your name; and please prosper your servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. Now I was cup bearer to the king.
Psalms 11:6 On the wicked he will rain blazing coals; fire, sulfur, and scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.
Psalms 16:5 Yahweh assigned my portion and my cup. You made my lot secure.
Psalms 23:5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil. My cup runs over.
Psalms 73:10 Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.
Psalms 75:8 For in the hand of Yahweh there is a cup, full of foaming wine mixed with spices. He pours it out. Indeed the wicked of the earth drink and drink it to its very dregs.
Psalms 116:13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of Yahweh.
Proverbs 10:11 The mouth of the upright man is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the evil-doer is a bitter cup.
Proverbs 23:31 Don't look at the wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly.
Song of Songs 7:2 Your stomach is a store of grain with lilies round it, and in the middle a round cup full of wine.
Isaiah 51:17 Awake, awake, stand up, Jerusalem, that have drunk at the hand of Yahweh the cup of his wrath; you have drunken the bowl of the cup of staggering, and drained it.
Isaiah 51:22 Thus says your Lord Yahweh, and your God who pleads the cause of his people, "Behold, I have taken out of your hand the cup of staggering, even the bowl of the cup of my wrath; you shall no more drink it again:
Jeremiah 16:7 neither shall men break bread for them in mourning, to comfort them for the dead; neither shall men give them the cup of consolation to drink for their father or for their mother.
Jeremiah 25:15 For thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, to me: take this cup of the wine of wrath at my hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send you, to drink it.
Jeremiah 25:17 Then took I the cup at Yahweh's hand, and made all the nations to drink, to whom Yahweh had sent me:
Jeremiah 25:27 And you are to say to them, This is what the Lord of armies, the God of Israel, has said: Take of this cup and be overcome, and let it come out again from your lips, and from your fall you will never be lifted up again, because of the sword which I will send among you.
Jeremiah 25:28 It shall be, if they refuse to take the cup at your hand to drink, then you shall tell them, Thus says Yahweh of Armies: You shall surely drink.
Jeremiah 49:12 For thus says Yahweh: Behold, they to whom it didn't pertain to drink of the cup shall certainly drink; and are you he who shall altogether go unpunished? You shall not go unpunished, but you shall surely drink.
Jeremiah 51:7 Babylon has been a golden cup in Yahweh's hand, who made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunk of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.
Lamentations 4:21 Rejoice and be glad, daughter of Edom, that dwell in the land of Uz: The cup shall pass through to you also; you shall be drunken, and shall make yourself naked.
Ezekiel 23:31 You have walked in the way of your sister; therefore will I give her cup into your hand.
Ezekiel 23:32 Thus says the Lord Yahweh: You will drink of your sister's cup, which is deep and large; you will be ridiculed and held in derision; it contains much.
Ezekiel 23:33 You shall be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, with the cup of astonishment and desolation, with the cup of your sister Samaria.
Hosea 8:8 Israel has come to destruction; now they are among the nations like a cup in which there is no pleasure.
Habakkuk 2:15 A curse on him who gives his neighbour the wine of his wrath, making him overcome with strong drink from the cup of his passion, so that you may be a witness of their shame!
Habakkuk 2:16 You are filled with shame, and not glory. You will also drink, and be exposed! The cup of Yahweh's right hand will come around to you, and disgrace will cover your glory.
Zechariah 4:2 And he said to me, What do you see? And I said, I see a light-support, made all of gold, with its cup on the top of it and seven lights on it; and there are seven pipes to every one of the lights which are on the top of it;
Zechariah 4:3 And two olive-trees by it, one on the right side of the cup and one on the left.
Zechariah 12:2 "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of reeling to all the surrounding peoples, and on Judah also will it be in the siege against Jerusalem.
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