Psalms of Solomon 8:14


12 They trampled the Lord's altar coming straight from every kind of impurity, and with menstrual blood on them they defiled the burnt-offerings as if they were ordinary meat. 13 There was no sin that was not worse than the Gentiles. 14 On account of this God confused their minds; he made them drunk as if with undiluted wine. 15 He brought the one from the end of the earth, the mighty warrior, he declared war against Jerusalem, and against her land. 16 The leaders of the country met him with joy. They said to him, 'Welcome, we have expected you. Come, all of you, enter in peace.'

2 Thessalonians 2:11

New Testament

9 The arrival of the lawless one will be by Satan’s working with all kinds of miracles and signs and false wonders, 10 and with every kind of evil deception directed against those who are perishing, because they found no place in their hearts for the truth so as to be saved. 11 Consequently God sends on them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false. 12 And so all of them who have not believed the truth but have delighted in evil will be condemned. 13 But we ought to thank God always for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.

 Notes and References

"... In the OT the cup of wine is a common metaphor for the wrath of God's judgment upon human sin and rebellion, and this understanding was kept alive into the first century. (E.g. Psalms of Solomon 8:14 ... 1 QpHab xi. 10-15; Martyrdom of Isaiah 5:13; Palestine Pentateuch Targum to Deuteronomy 32:1) The total ruin which the cup represents is willed by God and constitutes a divine judgment. In interpreting verse 38 it is necessary to see the cup as a designation of judgment. Jesus boldly applied to himself the image of the cup used by the prophets to threaten the enemies of God with his divine vengeance. The cup which Jesus must drink has reference to divine punishment of sins which he bears in place of the guilty (cf. Chs. 10:45; 14:24) ..."

Lane, William L. The Gospel According to Mark: The English Text with Introduction, Exposition, and Notes (p. 380) William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1974

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