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Take the Devil Out of It

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A San Antonio, Texas, woman wonders about a tradition she grew up with. Before drinking an alcoholic beverage, you hand the drink to someone else to have a sip in order to take the devil out of it. This is part of a complete episode.

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  • Hi, Martha and Grant, 
    I love the show! 
    “Take the devil out of it” I had never heard of this expression before either, but it brought to mind the Cupbearer’s position that is mentioned in the Bible and I wondered if this had anything to do with it? I am copying a link to something I found on the definition of a cupbearer. https://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/cupbearer/
    No idea if this is actually where it came from, but when I was listening to the podcast, it just sounded like it could be related.
    Thanks!
    Amy -Noblesville, IN

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