1 Corinthians 10:17

“For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Since there is one bread, we who are many are one body; for we all partake of the one bread.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

seeing that we, who are many, are one bread, one body: for we are all partake of the one bread.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because we, being a number of persons, are one bread, we are one body: for we all take part in the one bread.
- Basic English Bible

Because we, [being] many, are one loaf, one body; for we all partake of that one loaf.
- Darby Bible

For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.
- Webster's Bible

Since there is one loaf, we who are many are one body; we, all of us, share in that one loaf.
- Weymouth Bible

Because there is one loaf of bread, we, who are many, are one body; for we all partake of the one loaf of bread.
- World English Bible

For we manye ben o breed and o bodi, alle we that taken part of o breed and of o cuppe.
- Wycliffe Bible

because one bread, one body, are we the many -- for we all of the one bread do partake.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 10:17


10:17 For it is this communion which makes us all one. We being many are yet, as it were, but different parts of one and the same broken bread, which we receive to unite us in one body.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 10:17


1Co 10:17 For we [being] many are one bread. One loaf. There being one loaf implies that we Christians, though many, are all one body, and joint participators of the one body of Christ. Paul had no conception of a divided church.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 10

  • 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.
  • Geraldine cole
    I believe this is another mighty word of Jesus the Christ and if we do it we will reap a great reward.let us remember these are the days of sorrow as we study the word lets study Deut. 31 v13 t0 18 this is another great chapter read it and it will be a blessing to u Amen
  • Lilian
    IN EVERYTHING THAT I WILL DO I WILL HONOR GOD FIRST BEFORE DOING MY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DAY. IF WE PUT GOD FIRST EVERYTHING WILL GO SMOOTHLY. THANKS AND PRAISE JESUS FOR THE FAVOR, GOODNESS AND MERCY THAT WILL FOLLOW ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE. FILLED US WITH YOUR HOLY SPIRIT LORD AND CLEANSE US SO THAT WE CAN SERVE YOU AND PRAISE YOU ALL THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES AMEN

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