1 Corinthians 11:30

“For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For this cause many are weake and sickly among you, and many sleepe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For this cause many among you are weak and sickly, and not a few sleep.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this cause a number of you are feeble and ill, and a number are dead.
- Basic English Bible

On this account many among you [are] weak and infirm, and a good many are fallen asleep.
- Darby Bible

For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
- Webster's Bible

That is why many among you are sickly and out of health, and why not a few die.
- Weymouth Bible

For this cause many among you are weak and sickly, and not a few sleep.
- World English Bible

Therfor among you many ben sijke and feble, and manye slepen.
- Wycliffe Bible

Because of this, among you many [are] weak and sickly, and sleep do many;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:30


11:30 For this cause - Which they had not observed. Many sleep - In death.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:30


1Co 11:30 For this cause, many [are] weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. Some have held that this means that the improper observance of the supper has made many weak and sickly Christians, and some had even died spiritually. Others hold that physical judgments had been sent, and some sickened and others died. The last view is most generally held.

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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