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1 Corinthians 11:16-34 English Standard Version (ESV)

16 If anyone is inclined to be contentious, we have no such practice, nor do the churches of God.

The Lord's Supper

17 But in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse. 18 For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you. And I believe it in part,[a] 19 for there must be factions among you in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized. 20 When you come together, it is not the Lord's supper that you eat. 21 For in eating, each one goes ahead with his own meal. One goes hungry, another gets drunk. 22 What! Do you not have houses 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 commend you in this? No, I will not.

23 For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for[b] you. Do this in remembrance of me.”[c] 25 In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as 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.

27 Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. 30 That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died.[d] 31 But if we judged[e] ourselves truly, we would not be judged. 32 But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined[f] so that we may not be condemned along with the world.

33 So then, my brothers,[g] when you come together to eat, wait for[h] one another— 34 if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home—so that when you come together it will not be for judgment. About the other things I will give directions when I come.


  1. 1 Corinthians 11:18 Or I believe a certain report
  2. 1 Corinthians 11:24 Some manuscripts broken for
  3. 1 Corinthians 11:24 Or as my memorial; also verse 25
  4. 1 Corinthians 11:30 Greek have fallen asleep (as in 15:6, 20)
  5. 1 Corinthians 11:31 Or discerned
  6. 1 Corinthians 11:32 Or when we are judged we are being disciplined by the Lord
  7. 1 Corinthians 11:33 Or brothers and sisters
  8. 1 Corinthians 11:33 Or share with
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Kehillah in Corinth I 11:16-34 Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)

16 But if anyone presumes in his thinking to be contentious, we have no such minhag, nor do the kehillot of Hashem [throughout the world].

17 But in giving the divrei Torah that follows I give no commendation [11:2], because when you assemble as the shul of Moshiach, it is not for the better that you assemble, but for the worse.

18 Ershtins (first of all), indeed when you come together as the kehillah [SHEMOT 12:6] (I hear) there exist machlokot (divisions 1:10) and schisms among you, and partly I believe it.

19 For it is necessary also for kitot (sects) of minut (heresy), of kefirah (heresy, denial) to be among you that also the approved ones may become manifest among you [DEVARIM 13:3].

20 Therefore, your farbrengen gatherings in one kahal (community) are not for the purpose of having Moshiach’s Tish.

21 For each one rushes ahead with his own seudah (meal). One is hungerik (hungry), one has passed out in his schnapps.

22 Hey, you people, do you not have houses in which to eat and to drink? Or do you despise the Kehillah (congregation) of G-d? And do you bring bushah (shame), even humiliation, on the ones having nothing? What should I say to you? Will I commend you? In this I do not commend you people!

23 For I received from Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach Adoneinu that which also I transmitted and handed on to you, that Adoneinu Yehoshua, on the very lailah (night) in which he was betrayed, took the Pesach matzoh,

24 And, having made the HaMotzi, Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach offered the betzi’at halechem (breaking of the bread) and said, "ZEH HU VESARI HANNIVTZA BA’ADCHEM; ZOT ASU L’ZIKRONI. ("This is my flesh, which is broken on your behalf. Do this in memory of me.")

25 In like manner, after eating the [Pesach] seudah, also [after the bracha over] the [Kiddush] Cup, Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach said, "This [Kiddush] Kos (Cup) is the BRIT CHADASHA [YIRMEYAH 31:31; 32:40] in my DAHM (blood SHEMOT 24:6-8; ZECHARYAH 9:11). This do, as often as you drink, in ZIKARON (remembrance YEHOSHUA 4:7) of me."

26 For as often as you eat this Pesach matzoh and drink from this Pesach Kiddush Cup, you do proclaim the mavet [YESHAYAH 53:8 9; DANIEL 9:26] of Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach Adoneinu until the Bias HaMoshiach.

27 Therefore, whoever eats the Pesach matzoh or drinks the Kiddush Cup of [Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach] Adoneinu unworthily will be guilty and answerable for the basar and the dahm of [Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach] Adoneinu.

28 But let a ben Adam apply cheshbon hanefesh to himself and in that manner let him eat of the Pesach matzoh and let him drink of the Pesach Kiddush Cup.

29 For the one eating and drinking is the one eating and drinking mishpat to himself when not discerning the basar (body).

30 Because of this, many among you are weak and there are cholim (sick) and a number are sleeping the sleep of the mesim.

31 But if we were judging ourselves [in teshuva], we would not be brought into mishpat (judgment). [TEHILLIM 32:5]

32 But, being brought into mishpat (judgment) by Hashem, we are being disciplined, that we may not be condemned [to Onesh Gehinnom] with the Olam Hazeh. [TEHILLIM 115:5; 118:18; MISHLE 3:11,12]

33 Therefore, Achim b’Moshiach of mine, when you have your farbrengen gatherings and you gather for Tish, wait for one another.

34 If anyone is so hungerik (hungry 11:21) [that he cannot wait], in his home let him eat, lest for mishpat you have kehillah. And as far as the hemshech (remaining part) is concerned, whenever I come I will set b’seder (in order).

Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)

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