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1 Corinthians 11:17-34 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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17 Now in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse. 17 In the following directives I have no praise for you, for your meetings do more harm than good.
18 For, to begin with, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you; and to some extent I believe it. 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.
19 Indeed, there have to be factions among you, for only so will it become clear who among you are genuine. 19 No doubt there have to be differences among you to show which of you have God's approval.
20 When you come together, it is not really to eat the Lord's supper. 20 When you come together, it is not the Lord's Supper you eat,
21 For when the time comes to eat, each of you goes ahead with your own supper, and one goes hungry and another becomes drunk. 21 for as you eat, each of you goes ahead without waiting for anybody else. One remains hungry, another gets drunk.
22 What! Do you not have homes to eat and drink in? Or do you show contempt for the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What should I say to you? Should I commend you? In this matter I do not commend you! 22 Don't you have homes to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you for this? Certainly not!
23 For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, 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,
24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me." 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."
25 In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me." 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."
26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. 26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.
27 Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be answerable for the body and blood of the Lord. 27 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.
28 Examine yourselves, and only then eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 28 A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup.
29 For all who eat and drink without discerning the body, eat and drink judgment against themselves. 29 For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself.
30 For this reason many of you are weak and ill, and some have died. 30 That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep.
31 But if we judged ourselves, we would not be judged. 31 But if we judged ourselves, we would not come under judgment.
32 But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined so that we may not be condemned along with the world. 32 When we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned with the world.
33 So then, my brothers and sisters, when you come together to eat, wait for one another. 33 So then, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for each other.
34 If you are hungry, eat at home, so that when you come together, it will not be for your condemnation. About the other things I will give instructions when I come. 34 If anyone is hungry, he should eat at home, so that when you meet together it may not result in judgment. And when I come I will give further directions.