NKJVNew King James Version
17Now in giving these instructions I do not praise you, since you come together not for the better but for the worse. 18For first of all, when you come together as a church, #1 Cor. 1:10–12; 3:3I hear that there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it. 19For #Matt. 18:7; Luke 17:1; 1 Tim. 4:1; 2 Pet. 2:1there must also be factions among you, #(Deut. 13:3); Luke 2:35; 1 John 2:19that those who are approved may be recognized among you. 20Therefore when you come together in one place, it is not to eat the Lord’s Supper. 21For in eating, each one takes his own supper ahead of others; and one is hungry and #2 Pet. 2:13; Jude 12another is drunk. 22What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise #1 Cor. 10:32the church of God and #James 2:6shame those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you in this? I do not praise you.
Institution of the Lord’s Supper
23For #1 Cor. 15:3; Gal. 1:12; Col. 3:24I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: #Matt. 26:26–28; Mark 14:22–24; Luke 22:17–20; 1 Cor. 10:16that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
26For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death #John 14:3; (Acts 1:11)till He comes.
27Therefore whoever eats #(John 6:51)this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 28But #Matt. 26:22; 2 Cor. 13:5; Gal. 6:4let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. 30For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep. 31For #(Ps. 32:5; 1 John 1:9)if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged. 32But when we are judged, #2 Sam. 7:14; Ps. 94:12; (Heb. 12:5–10; Rev. 3:19)we are chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.
33Therefore, my brethren, when you #1 Cor. 14:26come together to eat, wait for one another. 34But if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, lest you come together for judgment. And the rest I will set in order when I come.
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