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!
For I received from the Lord8 what I also passed on to you:9 The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread,
and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body,10 which is for you; do this in remembrance of me."25
In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant11 in my blood;12 do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me."26
For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.1327
Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.1428
A man ought to examine himself15 before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup.
For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself.
That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep.1631
But if we judged ourselves, we would not come under judgment.1732
When we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined18 so that we will not be condemned with the world.1933
So then, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for each other.
If anyone is hungry,20 he should eat at home,21 so that when you meet together it may not result in judgment. And when I come22 I will give further directions.