1 Corinthians 11:2

“Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now I prayse you, brethren, that you remember me in all things, and keepe the ordinances, as I deliuered them to you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now I praise you because you remember me in everything and hold firmly to the traditions, just as I delivered them to you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now I praise you that ye remember me in all things, and hold fast the traditions, even as I delivered them to you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now I am pleased to see that you keep me in memory in all things, and that you give attention to the teaching which was handed down from me to you.
- Basic English Bible

Now I praise you, that in all things ye are mindful of me; and that as I have directed you, ye keep the directions.
- Darby Bible

Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.
- Webster's Bible

Now I commend you for remembering me in everything, and because you hold fast truths and practices precisely as I have taught them to you.
- Weymouth Bible

Now I praise you, brothers, that you remember me in all things, and hold firm the traditions, even as I delivered them to you.
- World English Bible

And, britheren, Y preise you, that bi alle thingis ye ben myndeful of me; and as Y bitook to you my comaundementis, ye holden.
- Wycliffe Bible

And I praise you, brethren, that in all things ye remember me, and according as I did deliver to you, the deliverances ye keep,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:2


11:2 I praise you - The greater part of you.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:2


1Co 11:2 Now I praise you. This praise is preparatory to censure for disorderly conduct among them. Keep the ordinances. Those he had taught them while in Corinth.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 11:2

  • Ben weaver for verse 2
    V. 2, traditions / teachings may have evolved into a different concept than Paul intended. Paul's theme, in general was Jesus Christ and Him crucified as opposed to religous principles and rules like the Pharisees held to. In Philippians 3:8, he strongly disregards the religious complex in order that he may win Christ. In the opening thrust of this letter to the Corinthians, Paul kind of bursts out with Jesus. In the first 10 Vs., he uses 26 words naming Jesus. In V. 23 and Ch.2:2, he determines not to know anything other than Christ and Him crucified. In Ch.4:4, he instructs, not to judge things. Beginning at Ch. 7:1, he yields access to their questions, of which we have here in Ch.11. In this context, it seems more likely that the word "ordinances" in V.2, refers to his teachings about Jesus rather than turning back to religious principles again. The very next statement is, "The head / source of every man (including male and female) is Christ. (following this; the head / source of woman was Adam's rib). (Using head as source is established in Vs. 8-9). The Roman soldier used this same Gr. word, "With a great SUM/HEAD obtained I this freedom (Acts 22:28). Gal. 3:28 states, "There is neither male or female, for ye are all one in Christ Jesus".

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