In the following directives I have no praise for you,1 for your meetings do more harm than good.
In the first place, I hear that when you come together as a church, there are divisions2 among you, and to some extent I believe it.
No doubt there have to be differences among you to show which of you have God's approval.320
When you come together, it is not the Lord's Supper you eat,
for as you eat, each of you goes ahead without waiting for anybody else.4 One remains hungry, another gets drunk.
Don't you have homes to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God5 and humiliate those who have nothing?6 What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you7 for this? Certainly not!