1 Corinthians 11:29

“For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For hee that eateth and drinketh vnworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himselfe, not discerning the Lords body.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For he that eateth and drinketh, eateth and drinketh judgment unto himself, if he discern not the body.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For a man puts himself in danger, if he takes part in the holy meal without being conscious that it is the Lord's body.
- Basic English Bible

For [the] eater and drinker eats and drinks judgment to himself, not distinguishing the body.
- Darby Bible

For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh condemnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.
- Webster's Bible

For any one who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgement to himself, if he fails to estimate the body aright.
- Weymouth Bible

For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy way eats and drinks judgment to himself, if he doesn't discern the Lord's body.
- World English Bible

For he that etith and drinkith vnworthili, etith and drinkith doom to hym, not wiseli demyng the bodi of the Lord.
- Wycliffe Bible

for he who is eating and drinking unworthily, judgment to himself he doth eat and drink -- not discerning the body of the Lord.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:29


11:29 For he that eateth and drinketh so unworthily as those Corinthians did, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself - Temporal judgments of various kinds, #1Cor 11:30|. Not distinguishing the sacred tokens of the Lord's body - From his common food.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:29


1Co 11:29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily. With light, worldly thoughts, as though eating common food. That this is a sin is shown in 1Co 11:27. Here it is added, he eateth and drinketh judgment to himself; that is, subjects himself to condemnation. Not discerning the Lord's body. Not distinguishing it, keeping in mind that these are memorials.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 11:29

  • This is not to be taken lightly for it is in memory of the love Christ has for us and the sacrifice he made with his blood and his body.This is not a meal,that's what u have homes for!
  • ServantofGod for verse 29
    We desperately need Jesus and because of His death on the cross, we have spiritual life. Our physical life is dependent on our daily food and drink. Eating or drinking out of our physical needs of true hunger and thirst, is symbolic of our deep need of Christ. So, eating communion is every single time we eat or drink out of our need of it - rather than greed, arrogance, boredom, conformity, or any other reason. Then we are able to be truly thankful.

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