Luke 22:17

17 After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, “Take this and divide it among you.

Luke 22:17 in Other Translations

KJV
17 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said,Take this, and divide it among yourselves:
ESV
17 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, "Take this, and divide it among yourselves.
NLT
17 Then he took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. Then he said, “Take this and share it among yourselves.
MSG
17 Taking the cup, he blessed it, then said, "Take this and pass it among you.
CSB
17 Then He took a cup, and after giving thanks, He said, "Take this and share it among yourselves.

Luke 22:17 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 22:17

And he took the cup and gave thanks
There were four cups of wine drank at the passover, which the poorest man in Israel was obliged to drink; and over each of which a blessing was pronounced F13: and this was one of them, and seems to be the first; for the passover was begun by mixing a cup of wine, and blessing it, or giving thanks over it F14; and which was usually done in the following manner F15:

``blessed art thou, O Lord, our God, the King of the world, who hast created "the fruit of the vine": blessed art thou, O Lord our God, the King of the world, who hath chosen us above all people, and hath exalted us above every tongue, and hath sanctified us by his commandments; and thou hast given unto us, O Lord our God, in love, the stated festivals for joy, and the feasts and seasons for rejoicing; this day of the feast of unleavened bread, this time of our freedom, a holy convocation, in remembrance of the going out of Egypt; for thou hast chosen us, and thou hast sanctified us, above all people; and the feasts of thine holiness with joy and rejoicing thou hast made us to inherit: blessed art thou, O Lord, who hast sanctified Israel, and the seasons: blessed art thou, O Lord our God, who hath kept us alive, and preserved us, and hast brought us to this time.''
After this every one drank of his cup, and put it on the table: accordingly it follows, and said, take this and divide it among yourselves;
that is, every one drink of it.
FOOTNOTES:

F13 Maimon. Chametz Umetzah, c. 7. sect. 9, 10.
F14 Ib. c. 8. sect. 1.
F15 Haggada Shel Pesach. fol. 241. 1, 2. ed. Basil. p. 3, 4. ed. Rittangel.

Luke 22:17 In-Context

15 And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.
16 For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.”
17 After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, “Take this and divide it among you.
18 For I tell you I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”
19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”