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Who in the Bible was born in a washpot?

The only place that “washpot” is mentioned in the Bible is in Psalm 60:8 (and repeated in Psalm 108:9):

Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe: Philistia, triumph thou because of me. (Psalm 60:8 KJV)

Moab is my washbasin,
upon Edom I toss my sandal;
over Philistia I shout in triumph. (Psalm 60:8 NIV)

Here, God is describing how Israel is superior to the surrounding nations. Moab is little more than a washbasin in God’s sight compared to his people Israel. But there is nothing in the verse about anyone being born in a washpot.

But perhaps you are thinking of Jesus who was born in a manger — it’s not a wash pot, though you could suppose it had one in it.

One Reply to “Who in the Bible was born in a washpot?”

  1. Thank you so much for your help. You are so right — I misunderstood the question when I was asked myself. That’s why I asked for help. Thanks so much for your help. God bless you.