Luke 22:20

20 And he did the same with the cup after supper, saying, "This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.

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 Then he took a loaf of 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 he did the same with the cup after supper, saying, "This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.
21 But see, the one who betrays me is with me, and his hand is on the table.
22 For the Son of Man is going as it has been determined, but woe to that one by whom he is betrayed!"

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Other ancient authorities lack, in whole or in part, verses 19b-20 ([which is given . . . in my blood])