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

  • Ray321
    2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. To study God's Word is power, to have it in the heart is Jesus.
  • BSP
    Verse 24: We are not to seek our own advantage and only look out for our own interests, but we should look out for the interests of others and seek ways to benefit them.
  • Ray321
    Romans 7:18 18 For I know that in me that is, in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me but how to perform that which is good I find not. Paul had one problem, that was the flesh. The new creature inside him was fight with the flesh. Thank God for the Holy Spirit inside us that are saved by believing thru Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ finished works.
  • Douglas Gilbert Wells
    We will way fight against the flesh as along we in the world today.
  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. We will all get tempted by the devil, but if we read the Word and obey God, we will escape the devils wrath. And don't forget to pray too.
  • BSP
    If we sincerely try to do Jehovah God's will, we do not have a breaking point as verse 13 brings out.

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