1 Corinthians 11:21

Taketh before (prolambanei). Before others. Old verb to take before others. It was conduct like this that led to the complete separation between the Love-feast and the Lord's Supper. It was not even a common meal together (koinon deipnon), not to say a Lord's deipnon. It was a mere grab-game. This one is hungry (o de peinai). Demonstrative o. Nothing is left for him at the love-feast. Another is drunken (o de mequei). Such disgusting conduct was considered shameful in heathen club suppers. "Hungry poor meeting intoxicated rich, at what was supposed to be a supper of the Lord" (Robertson and Plummer). On mequw, to be drunk, see on 24:49 ; see also "Ac 2:15".