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

  • 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.
  • 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

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