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

  • Lu2677
    1 Corinthians 10:23 "All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not." Bruce, For you to say my question was a "little bit ambiguous" did not edify. After all, I said "In light of" if something is brought into the "light" with hope that it will edify (offering knowledge) someone; I would think it not "ambiguous."
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 10:3 AND DID ALL EAT THE SAME SPIRITUAL MEAT 10:4 AND DID ALL DRINK THE SAME SPIRITUAL DRINK FOR THEY DRANK OF THAT SPIRITUAL ROCK THAT FOLLOWED THEM AND THAT ROCK WAS CHRIST GALATIANS 6:8 FOR HE THAT SOWETH TO HIS FLESH SHALL OF THE FLESH REAP CORRUPTION BUT HE THAT SOWETH TO THE SPIRIT SHALL OF THE SPIRIT REAP EVERLASTING LIFE
  • A disciple
    "For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing." Did you know, that the Classical World of the Mediterranean, North Africa, and the Middle East, were almost all Christian, before the evil coming of Islam? And did you know the sword of Islam caused the Dark Ages?
  • A disciple
    "But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed." Temptations will cease when we're ten minutes dead. Until then we have all grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, and His Spirit in our hearts, to stand firm and not sin. All the promises are to the Overcomers and that's what we intend to be, by God's mercy and power, that works mightily in us in Jesus' Name! Amen Praise JAH!
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 22:40 AND WHEN HE WAS AT THE PLACE HE SAID UNTO THEM --- PRAY --- THAT YOU ENTER NOT INTO TEPTATION 22:41 AND HE WAS WITHDRAWN FROM THEM ABOUT A STONES CAST AND KNEELED DOWN AND PRAYED 22:42 SAYING --- FATHER --- IF THOU BE WILLING REMOVE THIS CUP FROM ME NEVETHELESS----NOT MY WILL----BUT THINE BE DONE 1 JOHN 5:14 AND THIS IS THE CONFIDENCE THAT WE HAVE IN HIM THAT IF WE ASK ANYTHING ACCORDING TO HIS WILL HE HEARETH US 5:15 AND IF WE KNOW THAT HE HEAR US WHATSOEVER WE ASK WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE THE PETITIONS THAT WE DESIRED OF HIM----LUKE 21:35 FOR AS A SNARE SHALL IT COME ON ALL THEM THAT DWELL ON THE FACE OF THE WHLOE EARTH 21:36 WATCH YE THEREFORE AND PRAY ALWAYS THAT --- YOU MAY BE ACCOUNTED WORTHY --- TO ESCAPE ALL THESE THINGS THAT SHALL COME TO PASS AND TO STAND BEFORE THE SON OF MAN
  • BSP
    There is no temptation that we will face that has not been faced by someone before or is being faced by someone. God is able to help us successfully overcome temptation if we look to Him for strength and support.

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