Luke 22:18

18 1For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine 2until the kingdom of God comes."

Luke 22:18 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 22:18

For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the
vine
That is, wine; see the blessing at the passover cup in the notes on the preceding verse: until the kingdom of God shall come;
with power, as in ( Mark 9:1 ) in the resurrection of Christ from the dead; in his exaltation and session at God's right hand; in the pouring forth of the Spirit on the apostles; in the conversion of great multitudes, both in Judea, and in the Gentile world; in the destruction of the Jews; in the latter day glory; and in the ultimate state of happiness and bliss in the world to come. The Ethiopic version reads, "until I drink it new in the kingdom of God"; as in ( Mark 14:25 ) (See Gill on Matthew 26:29).

Luke 22:18 In-Context

16 For I tell you I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God."
17 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, "Take this, and divide it among yourselves.
18 For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes."
19 And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me."
20 And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, "This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Matthew 26:29; Mark 14:25
  • 2. [See ver. 16 above]