Luke 22:20

20 And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, 1"This cup that is poured out for you is 2the new 3covenant in my blood.[a]

Luke 22:20 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 22:20

Likewise also the cup after supper
Both after the passover, and the Lord's supper; that is, he took the cup after they had eaten the bread, and gave thanks over it, and gave it to his disciples, bidding them drink of it, as in ( Matthew 26:27 ) , (See Gill on Matthew 26:27): saying, this cup is the New Testament in my blood, which is shed for
you.
The Ethiopic version reads, "for many"; as in ( Matthew 26:28 ) where it is added, "for the remission of sins"; (See Gill on Matthew 26:28).

Luke 22:20 In-Context

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.
21 But behold, the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table.
22 For the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!"

Cross References 3

  • 1. [See ver. 19 above]
  • 2. See 2 Corinthians 3:6
  • 3. Exodus 24:8; [Zechariah 9:11; Hebrews 13:20]

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Some manuscripts omit, in whole or in part, verses 19b-20 (which is given... in my blood)