1 Corinthians 11:27

Unworthily (anaxiw). Old adverb, only here in N.T., not genuine in verse Matthew 29 . Paul defines his meaning in verse Matthew 29 . He does not say or imply that we ourselves must be "worthy" (axioi) to partake of the Lord's Supper. No one would ever partake on those terms. Many pious souls have abstained from observing the ordinance through false exegesis here. Shall be guilty (enoco estai). Shall be held guilty as in Matthew 5:21 which see. Shall be guilty of a crime committed against the body and blood of the Lord by such sacrilege (cf. Hebrews 6:6 ; Hebrews 10:29 ).