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

  • Ann Hering
    1,2 Corinthians is written to the church of God at Corinth, a Jewish Little Flock church. These people are prophesying because the completed Word of God did not exist yet. 1Cor 11:1-16 instructs these Jewish men who prophesy to shave their head, like Paul did, and the women, who prophesied, to have their hair as a covering. These ordinances were in the transition from law to grace. Not for today!
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 11:17 now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not that you come together not for the better but for the worse --11:18-- for first of all when you come together in the church I hear that there be divisions among you and I partly believe it --11:19-- for there must also be heresies among you that they which are approved may be made manifest among you
  • A disciple
    Barbara; but if anyone seems to be contentious about it; "We have no such tradition!" I think that there are many things we COULD do as signs and for teaching in the statutes that Moses gave to the children of Israel; as long as we can confirm them by the manner of life that shows the grace of God in the Gospel of Christ REALLY true and fulfilled, an evidence of the Presence of His Spirit in us.
  • Dennis James
    Alleluia Glory To God
  • Barbara Rodgers

    The Bible says that it is a sham for a woman to pray uncovered and it is a shame for a man to pray covered and their hair is the covering that God has given them. Therefore if people say it is ok for a woman to pray uncovered then it would be ok for the man to pray covered. It is a shame, and we are pleasing ourselves when we go against what God has said, who is the one we will stand before.
  • Kufre
    covering of hair by women, the bible did not out rightly condemned it as sin, in verse 13, the bible tells us to judge in ourselves whether it is comely for that a woman should pray unto God uncovered. It is left for us to judge it. If it was a sin, the bible would have condemned it straight ahead.

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