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

  • A disciple
    "And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;" This is such an interesting part: to think about the man Moses, and how great he was in God's sight; the meekest of all men on the earth; and one to whom God spoke face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. Thinking about the great high calling of being a people closer to God than any others in the world; to bring Jesus to all!
  • Irene123
    Vs. 31-33; " ..... do ALL to the Glory of God." " ..... that they may be saved."
  • 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!

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