1 Corinthians 10:21

“Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Yee cannot drinke the cup of the Lord, and the cup of deuils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lords Table, and of the table of deuils.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of demons: ye cannot partake of the table of the Lord, and of the table of demons.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is not possible for you, at the same time, to take the cup of the Lord and the cup of evil spirits; you may not take part in the table of the Lord and the table of evil spirits.
- Basic English Bible

Ye cannot drink [the] Lord's cup, and [the] cup of demons: ye cannot partake of [the] Lord's table, and of [the] table of demons.
- Darby Bible

Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of demons: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of demons.
- Webster's Bible

You cannot drink the Lord's cup and the cup of demons: you cannot be joint-partakers both in the table of the Lord and in the table of demons.
- Weymouth Bible

You can't both drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You can't both partake of the table of the Lord, and of the table of demons.
- World English Bible

ye moun not be parteneris of the boord of the Lord, and of the bord of feendis.
- Wycliffe Bible

Ye are not able the cup of the Lord to drink, and the cup of demons; ye are not able of the table of the Lord to partake, and of the table of demons;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 10:21


10:21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils - You cannot have communion with both.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 10:21


1Co 10:21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord. So inconsistent are the two with each other that no man can commune with Christ who partakes of the feast of the demon. And the cup of devils. The libations offered at the idol sacrifices. A part of the cup was poured on the altar, and a part drunk by the offerers. See "Aeneid" 8:273. Table of devils. The table in the idol temple where a feast was spread.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 10

  • BSP
    Verse 12: We want to guard against overconfidence and put up a constant fight to stay on the right course.
  • Wayne
    Romans 8:23, Christians are not to walk after the flesh but are to mortify the deeds of the body by the Spirit. Christ came to give us power over the flesh and all sin. If one is a Christian, one must take all sinful things to Jesus to b eradicated. Christ can remove all sin, 1 John 1st chapter. "And cleanse us from all unrighteousness". "Cleanses us from ALL sin". 2nd chap Walk as He walked.
  • A disciple
    "But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness...but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able;" What are the things most common to us, that make us grieved with ourselves and not well pleasing to God? We know from this and other Scriptures that God keeps us from sinning according to how we walk in our integrity.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Eternal truths: Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.
  • 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.

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