1 Corinthians 11:33

33 So then, my brothers and sisters, when you gather to eat, you should all eat together.

1 Corinthians 11:33 in Other Translations

KJV
33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.
ESV
33 So then, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for one another--
NLT
33 So, my dear brothers and sisters, when you gather for the Lord’s Supper, wait for each other.
MSG
33 So, my friends, when you come together to the Lord's Table, be reverent and courteous with one another.
CSB
33 Therefore, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for one another.

1 Corinthians 11:33 Meaning and Commentary

1 Corinthians 11:33

Wherefore, my brethren
Though he had said some very awful and awakening things to bring them to themselves, to reclaim them, and rectify disorders among them; yet he hoped well of them in general, and softens the severe things he had said, by calling them "brethren"; and hereby prepares them to attend to, and receive the more kindly, what he had further to say:

when ye come together to eat;
that is, when ye come to the place of public worship at the usual stated time, in order to eat the Lord's supper, tarry one for another; do not begin to celebrate the ordinance until the church is met together in general, or at least till as many are got together as may be expected will come; for a church is not obliged to tarry for every individual person; nor can it be thought that every member can attend, there being various providences which may detain them: the apostle's view is to promote unity, Christian respect, and brotherly love in the ordinance; that they would sit down and join together, according to the rule of Christ, without respect to persons, or going into parties, factious, and divisions.

1 Corinthians 11:33 In-Context

31 But if we were more discerning with regard to ourselves, we would not come under such judgment.
32 Nevertheless, when we are judged in this way by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be finally condemned with the world.
33 So then, my brothers and sisters, when you gather to eat, you should all eat together.
34 Anyone who is hungry should eat something at home, so that when you meet together it may not result in judgment. And when I come I will give further directions.