Meaning of kingdom come in English:

kingdom come

Pronunciation /?k??d?m ?k?m/


  • 1 informal The afterlife, the next world; specifically heaven, paradise. Hence also: death, utter destruction.

  • 2Christian Church
    The rule of God or Christ in a future age, especially in a future thousand-year age of blessedness. Also more widely: a future golden age.

    Earliest in attributive use.


Mid 18th century. From kingdom come in the phrase thy kingdom come in the Lord's Prayer.