1 Corinthians 11:31

“For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For if we would iudge our selues, we should not be iudged.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if we discerned ourselves, we should not be judged.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if we were true judges of ourselves, punishment would not come on us.
- Basic English Bible

But if we judged ourselves, so were we not judged.
- Darby Bible

For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
- Webster's Bible

If, however, we estimated ourselves aright, we should not be judged.
- Weymouth Bible

For if we discerned ourselves, we wouldn't be judged.
- World English Bible

And if we demyden wiseli vs silf, we schulden not be demyd;
- Wycliffe Bible

for if ourselves we were discerning, we would not be being judged,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:31


11:31 If we would judge ourselves - As to our knowledge, and the design with which we approach the Lord's table. We should not be thus judged - That is, punished by God.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:31


1Co 11:31 If we would judge ourselves. If we would sit in judgment on our spiritual condition, and correct ourselves, we should not be judged. We would avert God's judgments.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 11

  • 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.
  • Ray321
    Romans 12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. I will always feed my enemies with God's WORD. Jesus never gave up on sinners.
  • 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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