1 Corinthians 11:21

“For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For in eating, euery one taketh before other, his owne supper: and one is hungry, and an other is drunken.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for in your eating each one takes his own supper first; and one is hungry and another is drunk.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for in your eating each one taketh before `other' his own supper; and one is hungry, and another is drunken.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For when you take your food, everyone takes his meal before the other; and one has not enough food, and another is the worse for drink.
- Basic English Bible

For each one in eating takes his *own* supper before [others], and one is hungry and another drinks to excess.
- Darby Bible

For in eating every one taketh before another his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.
- Webster's Bible

for it is his own supper of which each of you is in a hurry to partake, and one eats like a hungry man, while another has already drunk to excess.
- Weymouth Bible

For in your eating each one takes his own supper first. One is hungry, and another is drunken.
- World English Bible

for whi ech man bifor takith his soper to ete, and oon is hungry, and another is drunkun.
- Wycliffe Bible

for each his own supper doth take before in the eating, and one is hungry, and another is drunk;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:21


11:21 For in eating what ye call the Lord's supper, instead of all partaking of one bread, each person brings his own supper, and eats it without staying for the rest. And hereby the poor, who cannot provide for themselves, have nothing; while the rich eat and drink to the full just as the heathens use to do at the feasts on their sacrifices.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:21


1Co 11:21 For in eating every one taketh before [other] his own supper. It was customary in Corinth to eat a meal together as did Christ and his disciples the night of the Lord's supper (Mt 26:26 Mr 14:22 Lu 22:14). After this came the Lord's supper. At this meal each party in Corinth sat apart and ate when it was ready. The result was that some began before the others. One is be hungry, and another is drunken. This last clause means that he had eaten and was satisfied.

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