1 Corinthians 16:22

“If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If any man loue not the Lord Iesus Christ, let him bee Anathema Maranatha.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If anyone does not love the Lord, he is to be accursed. Maranatha.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If any man loveth not the Lord, let him be anathema. Maranatha.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If any man has not love for the Lord, let him be cursed. Maran atha (our Lord comes).
- Basic English Bible

If any one love not the Lord [Jesus Christ] let him be Anathema Maranatha.
- Darby Bible

If any man loveth not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema, Maran-atha.
- Webster's Bible

If any one is destitute of love to the Lord, let him be accursed. OUR LORD IS COMING.
- Weymouth Bible

If any man doesn't love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed. Come, Lord!
- World English Bible

If ony man loueth not oure Lord Jhesu Crist, be he cursid, Maranatha.
- Wycliffe Bible

if any one doth not love the Lord Jesus Christ -- let him be anathema! The Lord hath come!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 16:22


16:22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ - If any be an enemy to his person, offices, doctrines, or commands. Let him be Anathema. Maran - atha - Anathema signifies a thing devoted to destruction. It seems to have been customary with the Jews of that age, when they had pronounced any man an Anathema, to add the Syriac expression, Maran - atha, that is, The Lord cometh; namely, to execute vengeance upon him. This weighty sentence the apostle chose to write with his own hand; and to insert it between his salutation and solemn benediction, that it might be the more attentively regarded.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 16:22


1Co 16:22 Anathema. A transliterated Greek term, meaning "accursed". See Ga 1:8,9. It is likely that he means, "If any church member love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let that member be accured". He is not speaking of the outside world. Maranatha. A transliterated Greek term, of Aramic origin. This interjection means, "Our Lord cometh".

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 16:22

  • Steward\'s for verse 22
    Anathema:Cursed Maranatha:The Lord Cometh We are in this world but not of this world John 11:25 He that believes in Christ although we were dead yet shall we live. John 16:16 He that believeth on me and is baptized holy ghost the same shall be saved and he that believeth not shall be damned cursed Even though we cannot see a visible Jesus Christ we must believe through faith that he was, he is and he forever shall be, otherwise we 've cursed ourselves because we don 't believe!!!
  • NILES JOHANSON for verse 22
    Well, my wife Greek Cypriot says she thinks it is a corrupted translation. In her Greek bible "maranatha " but in greek alphabet is given as two separate words: maran atha, which she says means separated from. So to her mind the verse means "let him be cursed and separated from the Lord .
  • Dr.NATHI RATNA RAJU for verse 22
    IT IS ONE OF THE PECULIAR AND POWER PACKED VERSES OF THE BIBLE AND CONTAINS THE ENTIRE BIBLE IN IT.MAN,GOD,LOVE,HOLY SPIRIT,REDEMPTION PLAN OF GOD,SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST AND THE BELIEVER'S READINESS AND INVITATION TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND MANY MORE SPIRITUAL SUBJECTS ARE FOUND IN IT.
  • Ben weaver for verse 22
    Since cursing those who err does not seem to fit the new testament gospel, I have attempted to find another interpretation. In the Analytical Gr. Lexicon, Anathema leads to anatithema. Under this word, ana-thema is shown as a compound word. The Gr. "ana" is defined as :through the midst of: ie.throughly or thoroughly. Themelios a relative of "thema" is defined as :to lay a foundation:. In 1 Cor. 3:10, Paul says "I have laid the foundation". The word for foundation is themelion. Maybe a better wording for 1 Cor. 16:22 and Gal. 1:8 would be to thoroughly teach those who err in order to lay a true foundation for faith and doctrine. We are to bless and not curse.

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