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

  • Steve morrow
    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 --- 1 TIMOTHY 4:7 BUT REFUSE PROFANE AND OLD WIVES FABLES AND EXERCISE THYSELF RATHER UNTO GODLINESS
  • Lu2677
    A woman's hair is her glory, we DO know why. 1Cor.11:15 "it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering." The hair should cover her head,which is about to the jawline for the head to be covered, bangs would not be involved. No where does it say it is a sin to cut a woman's hair. Scripture does not tell why it affects angels. V.10
  • Lu2677
    Julius, Your answer for "uncovered" is verse 15.(And if a woman does not have hair that is long enough to cover her head she should cover it with something else,when she prays because of angels in verse 10) "Cover" a man should not have hair long enough to cover his head, it dishonors his head, verse 4.
  • Irene123
    Julius - v. 4 - this was the Corinthian church, which was fairly new at this time. They had come out of EXTREME idolatry, which included long uncut hair on men - which God (not man) considered a 'covering'. The rulers (Emperors, kings,) of that day wore their hair cut short. And the Roman soldiers followed suit. Example: museum busts of aforementioned. Now remember - this is God's standard. cont.
  • Julius
    What is the meaning of these words COVER and UNCOVER as used in 1 Corinthians 11 : 4 - 5?
  • Wayne
    John 10:36, Christ states He is the Son of God. Couldn't be planer.

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