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In the old testament God uses his goblet of wine and punishes people by making them drink it; psalm75:8, Isaiah 51:17.

Is there any connection with Jesus' communion wine or blood and punishment of the wicked in the new testament?

         THank you

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I see no connection with the punishing goblet with the blessed Eucharist, the union with the life-giving body and blood of the Messiah.
Jesus also used the image of the bitter cup-- He referred to His passion/death as such.  
I find the two concepts of the life-giving Eucharist for divine liturgy and the bitter cup of suffering for wrong-doing are diametrically opposed to each other.

Thanks, Pete, for meditating and writing.  Best wishes.

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A scholar of Jewish and Christian scripture (biblical studies), I hold graduate degrees from three universities in Rome [Italy]: Pontifical Gregorian University, Pontifical Biblical Institute, and the University of St. Thomas. I also have a master's degree in English. My special interests are the gospels of the New Testament and the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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I hold graduate degrees from three universities in Rome [Italy]: Pontifical Gregorian University, Pontifical Biblical Institute, and the University of St. Thomas. I also have a master's degree in English.

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