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Partaking of the Supper Unworthily

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. 28 Examine yourselves, and only then eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For all who eat and drink[a] without discerning the body,[b] eat and drink judgment against themselves. 30 For this reason many of you are weak and ill, and some have died.[c] 31 But if we judged ourselves, we would not be judged. 32 But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined[d] so that we may not be condemned along with the world.

33 So then, my brothers and sisters,[e] when you come together to eat, wait for one another. 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.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 11:29 Other ancient authorities add in an unworthy manner,
  2. 1 Corinthians 11:29 Other ancient authorities read the Lord’s body
  3. 1 Corinthians 11:30 Gk fallen asleep
  4. 1 Corinthians 11:32 Or When we are judged, we are being disciplined by the Lord
  5. 1 Corinthians 11:33 Gk brothers

Jesus Blesses Little Children

13 People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. 14 But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. 15 Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.” 16 And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.

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