1 Corinthians 11:17

“Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now in this that I declare vnto you, I praise you not, that you come together not for the better, but for the worse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But in giving this instruction, I do not praise you, because you come together not for the better but for the worse.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But in giving you this charge, I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better but for the worse.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But in giving you this order, there is one thing about which I am not pleased: it is that when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse.
- Basic English Bible

But [in] prescribing [to you on] this [which I now enter on], I do not praise, [namely,] that ye come together, not for the better, but for the worse.
- Darby Bible

Now in this that I declare to you, I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.
- Webster's Bible

But while giving you these instructions, there is one thing I cannot praise--your meeting together, with bad rather than good results.
- Weymouth Bible

But in giving you this command, I don't praise you, that you come together not for the better but for the worse.
- World English Bible

But this thing Y comaunde, not preisynge, that ye comen togidere not in to the betere, but in to the worse.
- Wycliffe Bible

And this declaring, I give no praise, because not for the better, but for the worse ye come together;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:17


1Co 11:17 Now in this that I declare [unto you] I praise [you] not. That their church assemblies were not orderly.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 11

  • Michael
    Men with long hair is something some Christians don't like at all. So I thought I'd have to cover this issue to get rid of all misconceptions concerning this by some so controversial issue. Some even say that it's unbiblical to have long hair and refer to the verse that saids: Does not even nature itself teach you, that if a man has long hair, it's a shame unto him?
  • Ray321
    Romans 12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. I will always feed my enemies with God's WORD. Jesus never gave up on sinners.
  • BSP
    Verse 3: Every being created has a head that they are to be subject to. This shows how Jehovah God is a God of order.
  • Ray321
    Its amazing that people don't understand the writings of Apostle Paul, even Apostle Peter had a hard time understanding Paul. Peter had to eat his pride and admit that Paul was chosen from Jesus and that we have to believe and follow his epistles or destruction may come to us. Paul in the book of Corinthians is our Apostle for this period of time today. For by Grace are we saved, not by works.
  • Steve morrow
    2 PETER 3:16 AS ALSO IN ALL HIS EPISTLES SPEAKING IN THEM OF THESE THINGS IN WHICH ARE SOME THINGS --- HARD --- TO BE UNDERSTOOD WHICH THEY THAT ARE UNLEARNED AND UNSTABLE WREST AS THEY DO ALSO THE OTHER SCRIPTURES UNTO THEIR OWN DESTRUCTION
  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ and the head of the woman is the man and the head of Christ is God. It's the same with Apostle Paul. Jesus taught Paul mysteries and revelations. Therefore Jesus wants us to follow Paul because Paul is following Jesus. Simple

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