1 Corinthians 11:17-26 NIV

Correcting an Abuse of the Lord’s Supper

17 In the following directives I have no praise for you, for your meetings do more harm than good.

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      18 In the first place, I hear that when you come together as a church, there are divisions among you, and to some extent I believe it.

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      19 No doubt there have to be differences among you to show which of you have God’s approval.

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      20 So then, when you come together, it is not the Lord’s Supper you eat,
      21 for when you are eating, some of you go ahead with your own private suppers. As a result, one person remains hungry and another gets drunk.

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      22 Don’t you have homes to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God by humiliating those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you? Certainly not in this matter!

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          23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread,

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          24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

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          25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

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          26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

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