1 Corinthians 11:19

“For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For there must bee also heresies among you, that they which are approued may be made manifest among you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For there must also be factions among you, so that those who are approved may become evident among you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For there must be also factions among you, that they that are approved may be made manifest among you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For divisions are necessary among you, in order that those who have God's approval may be clearly seen among you.
- Basic English Bible

For there must also be sects among you, that the approved may become manifest among you.
- Darby Bible

For there must be also heresies among you, that they who are approved may be made manifest among you.
- Webster's Bible

For there must of necessity be differences of opinion among you, in order that it may be plainly seen who are the men of sterling worth among you.
- Weymouth Bible

For there also must be factions among you, that those who are approved may be revealed among you.
- World English Bible

For it bihoueth eresies to be, that thei that ben prouyd, ben opynli knowun in you.
- Wycliffe Bible

for it behoveth sects also to be among you, that those approved may become manifest among you;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:19


11:19 There must be heresies - Divisions. Among you - In the ordinary course of things; and God permits them, that it may appear who among you are, and who are not, upright of heart.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:19


1Co 11:19 There must be also heresies among you. Heresies were false opinions which led to divisions. In the state of the human mind they were unavoidable, and would sift the church.

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!
  • 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.
  • 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.

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