The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleLuke 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.
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.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Luke 22:17". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=lu&chapter=022&verse=017>. 1999.