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

  • Felicia
    To Joe - We have right to do certain things which in themselves are not wrong as God has permitted, however we should consider others whose faith might be weak for that your liberty and we should not let what is lawful for us become a stumbling block for them. What we do should build them up and help them in their walk with the Lord. Hope that helps.
  • Joe
    I do not understand what vs 23 and 24 are saying. Would someone please explain?
  • Sheila
    Florence,
    How Paul followed laws and traditions were being brought into question. Paul indicated he was free; however, he wasn't going to use his freedom to indulge in anything
  • Gladys
    Everything belongs to the He's the only One to glorify
  • 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.

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