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

  • 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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