1 Corinthians 11:17-34

The Lord’s Supper

17But in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse. 18For, in the first place, when you come together as a church a  I hear that there are divisions among you. And I believe it in part
Or I believe a certain report
19for c  there must be factions among you in order d  that those who are genuine among you may be recognized. 20When you come together, it is not the Lord’s supper that you eat. 21For in eating, each one goes ahead with his own meal. One goes hungry e  another gets drunk. 22What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise f  the church of God and g  humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I commend you in this? No, I will not.

23For h  I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that i  the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, 24and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, This is my body which is for
Some manuscripts broken for
you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
Or as my memorial; also verse 25
25In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death l  until he comes.

27 m  Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord n  in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning o  the body and blood of the Lord. 28 p  Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. 30That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some q  have died.
Greek have fallen asleep (as in 15:6, 20)
31 s  But if we judged
Or discerned
ourselves truly, we would not be judged.
32But when we are judged by the Lord u  we are disciplined
Or  when we are judged we are being disciplined by the Lord
so that we may not be w  condemned along with the world.

33So then, my brothers,
Or  brothers and sisters
when you come together to eat, wait for
Or share with
one another
34 z  if anyone is hungry aa  let him eat at home—so that when you come together it will not be for judgment. About the other things ab  I will give directions ac  when I come.

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