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

  • Florence Ntshoe
    I want to khow what does this scriptjre means 1 Corinthians means 6 v 12
  • BSP
    Paul wasn't seeking his own interests. He was worried about seeking the interests of other. He set fine example for us to imitate.
  • Maurice R
    I Thank U Lord For This Comment To follow the Lord without the Holy Spirit is impossible, there for we must go to church and worship him and be fill with the Holy Spirit. Then we can do all things in the Glory of God. Glory be to Jesus. Whatever I do : I must be sure that it will give Glory to my God. I am to follow the example that Jesus left me to walk so as to please my Father and that He may be able to say unto me : Well done thou good and faithful servant. Jesus did all things for God 's glory, never forgetting that he represented and reflected the God whom He loved. We too want to imitate Jesus example. It doesn t matter what you are doing whether eating drinking or doing anything else but make sure you are doing it to the Glory of God
  • Saraha
    In all things we should eg eating drinking we should give glory to our lord Jesus christ.
  • Debra
    Where located are verse's representing all the "different meats and plants" that are healthy for our bodies as long as we give thanks to Our Lord??
  • Stanley Sandeep
    In 1 Corinthians 10:31, Paul says that whatever we do for this body, its fruit would be limited i.e. only until we live i this world. But, when we do it for the Glory of God, it gives fruit not only for this life, but also the greatest gift which is unlimited when we enter into the eternal life.

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