1 Corinthians 10:16

“The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The cup of blessing which wee blesse, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we breake, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Is not the cup of blessing which we bless a sharing in the blood of Christ? Is not the bread which we break a sharing in the body of Christ?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not a communion of the body of Christ?
- American Standard Version (1901)

The cup of blessing which we take, does it not give us a part in the blood of Christ? and is not the broken bread a taking part in the body of Christ?
- Basic English Bible

The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not [the] communion of the blood of the Christ? The bread which we break, is it not [the] communion of the body of the Christ?
- Darby Bible

The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
- Webster's Bible

The cup of blessing, which we bless, does it not mean a joint-participation in the blood of Christ? The loaf of bread which we break, does it not mean a joint-participation in the body of Christ?
- Weymouth Bible

The cup of blessing which we bless, isn't it a sharing of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, isn't it a sharing of the body of Christ?
- World English Bible

Whether the cuppe of blessyng which we blessen, is not the comynyng of Cristis blood? and whether the breed which we breken, is not the takyng of the bodi of the Lord?
- Wycliffe Bible

The cup of the blessing that we bless -- is it not the fellowship of the blood of the Christ? the bread that we break -- is it not the fellowship of the body of the Christ?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 10:16


10:16 The cup which we bless - By setting it apart to a sacred use, and solemnly invoking the blessing of God upon it. Is it not the communion of the blood of Christ - The means of our partaking of those invaluable benefits, which are the purchase of the blood of Christ. The communion of the body of Christ - The means of our partaking of those benefits which were purchased by the body of Christ - offered for us.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 10:16


1Co 10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless. A name applied to the cup used in the Lord's Supper. Paul shows from the nature of the Lord's Supper, and of the Jewish sacrificial feasts, that to eat in an idol feast is an idol communion. Is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? Is not the cup the symbol of joint participation or fellowship of the blood of Christ. Is it not the communion of the body of Christ? Is not the bread the symbol of joint participation of Christ's body?

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 10

  • Patsy rambo
    verse 31 whatever you do ...do to glorify God.....not so much what you do but how you do it and the attitude you do it in and the reason behind it
  • Sandy
    Live by Gods law! NOT man made laws! Man has twisted Gods laws so bad! God gave us free will but he also gave us a conscience. Like abortion and same sex marriage, for instance. We know they are wrong but man made laws says it's OK! Everyday that we breathe we have the chance to repent from our sins and get right with God. None of us know when our last breath will be. Any day could be your last chance to get right with God.
  • Brianna for VS. 23, 24
    There is probably a law out there somewhere to permit a almost anything. However, is it advantageous? So, maybe we technically have the "right" to do something, but the Bible helps us to see in vs. 24 what we should keep in mind. Is it advantageous, does it build up, does it look for the feelings of others?
  • Brianna for verse 11
    Some people question why certain things were put into the Bible. This verse gives one of the answers. Basically, accounts and people in the Bible were examples, some were warnings specifically for us, as we draw ever closer to the time of the end.
  • Gladys
    it have help me to remember verses, and also brought joy to me, it a great help!!
  • Satan the tempter,is not omnipotent,omniscient,or omniptesent. While he tempts or tries us daily in various ways never relenting. Thank GOD that he is on a leash! Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. Amen.

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