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Luke 22:29

    Luke 22:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And I appoint to you a kingdom, as my Father has appointed to me;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and I appoint unto you a kingdom, even as my Father appointed unto me,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And I will give you a kingdom as my Father has given one to me,

    Webster's Revision

    and I appoint unto you a kingdom, even as my Father appointed unto me,

    World English Bible

    I confer on you a kingdom, even as my Father conferred on me,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and I appoint unto you a kingdom, even as my Father appointed unto me,

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 22:29

    I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me - The Codex Alexandrinus, with some other MSS., the later Syriac, and Origen, read in the first clause, διαθηκην, a covenant. I appoint unto you a Covenant, as my Father hath appointed unto me a kingdom: - Ye shall be ministers of the new covenant, as I am king in that spiritual kingdom to which it relates. This is a curious reading: but our Lord is probably to be understood as promising that they should get a kingdom - a state of blessedness, as he should get it - they must go through much tribulation in order to enter into the kingdom of God. So the Son of man suffered that he might enter into his glory: for the joy that was set before him, he endured the cross, and despised the shame, and is set down on the right hand of God.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 22:29

    And I appoint unto you a kingdom - He assures them here that they should "have" a kingdom - their expectations would be realized. They had continued with him; they had seen how "he" had lived, and to what trials he had been subjected; they had all along expected a kingdom, and he assures them that they should not be disappointed.

    As my Father ... - They had seen how God had appointed a kingdom to "him." It was not with pomp, and splendor, and external glory, but it was in poverty, want, persecution, and trial. So would "he" appoint to them a kingdom. They should "surely" possess it; but it would be not with external splendor, but by poverty and toil. The original word "appoint" has the force of a "covenant" or compact, and means that it should be "surely" or certainly done, or that he pledged himself to do it. All Christians must enter into the kingdom of heaven after the manner of their Lord - through much tribulation; but, though it must be, as it was with him, by many tears and sorrows, yet they shall surely reach the place of their rest and the reward of heaven, for it is secured to them by the covenant pledge and faithfulness of their Lord and King.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 22:29

    22:29 And I - Will preserve you in all your temptations, till ye enter into the kingdom of glory: appoint to you - By these very words. Not a primacy to one, but a kingdom to every one: on the same terms: as my Father hath appointed to me - Who have fought and conquered.