1 Corinthians 11:27

“Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore, whosoeuer shall eate this bread, and drinke this cup of the Lord vnworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore whosoever shall eat the bread or drink the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If, then, anyone takes the bread or the cup of the Lord in the wrong spirit, he will be responsible for the body and blood of the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

So that whosoever shall eat the bread, or drink the cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty in respect of the body and of the blood of the Lord.
- Darby Bible

Wherefore, whoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
- Webster's Bible

Whoever, therefore, in an unworthy manner, eats the bread or drinks from the cup of the Lord sins against the body and blood of the Lord.
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks the Lord's cup in a way unworthy of the Lord will be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord.
- World English Bible

Therfor who euere etith the breed, or drynkith the cuppe of the Lord vnworthili, he schal be gilti of the bodi and of the blood of the Lord.
- Wycliffe Bible

so that whoever may eat this bread or may drink the cup of the Lord unworthily, guilty he shall be of the body and blood of the Lord:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:27


11:27 Whosoever shall eat this bread unworthily - That is, in an unworthy, irreverent manner; without regarding either Him that appointed it, or the design of its appointment. Shall be guilty of profaning that which represents the body and blood of the Lord.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:27


1Co 11:27 Whosoever shall eat . . . and drink . . . unworthily. In a light, disorderly way, or with an unholy frame of mind. Shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. Profane the body and blood by profanely eating the sacred tokens of these.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 11:27

  • Ben Weaver for verse 27
    In this context, what does "unworthily" refer to? It can hardly mean, having lived holy enough, nor understanding communion purely enough to be worthy of it. One concern mentioned is that the purpose of communion is not to satisfy physical hunger; that should be dealt with at home. It seems that the main purpose of this passage is to avoid divisions in the Lord's body, since this is referred to a number of times. He begins this topic, "I hear there be divisions among you", indicated by "heresies" (a carried-over Gr. word meaning "sects /factions)". This manifests / shows who they approve of. He says, "This is not to eat the Lord's supper"....but everyone takes before others his own supper". V. 29 says "Not discerning the Lord's body". Might this Lord's body refer to his true church, not being discerned, but our group only recognized, by our own communion supper. Such groupishness is the cause for weakness and sickness in his body v.30. Let's discern and recognize the Lord's body. Love in Christ to those who disagree.

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