1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Corinthians 11:16

“But if any man seeme to be contentious, we haue no such custome, neither the Churches of God.”

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But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.
- King James Version

But if one is inclined to be contentious, we have no other practice, nor have the churches of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if any man seemeth to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if any man will not be ruled in this question, this is not our way of doing things, and it is not done in the churches of God.
- Basic English Bible

But if any one think to be contentious, *we* have no such custom, nor the assemblies of God.
- Darby Bible

But if any man seemeth to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.
- Webster's Bible

But if any one is inclined to be contentious on the point, we have no such custom, nor have the Churches of God.
- Weymouth Bible

But if any man seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither do God's assemblies.
- World English Bible

But if ony man is seyn to be ful of strijf, we han noon siche custom, nethir the chirche of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if any one doth think to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the assemblies of God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:16


11:16 We have no such custom here, nor any of the other churches of God - The several churches that were in the apostles' time had different customs in things that were not essential; and that under one and the same apostle, as circumstances, in different places, made it convenient. And in all things merely indifferent the custom of each place was of sufficient weight to determine prudent and peaceable men. Yet even this cannot overrule a scrupulous conscience, which really doubts whether the thing be indifferent or no. But those who are referred to here by the apostle were contentious, not conscientious, persons.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:16


1Co 11:16 But if any man seemeth to be contentious. If, in spite of nature's lessons, a man contentiously opposes, let him know that We have no such custom, neither the churches of God. No such customs exists in the churches. Many suppose that "custom" refers to being contentious. I think, rather, that it refers to covering the head, etc. The lesson of this whole passage is that we must not defy existing social usages in such a way as to bring reproach on the church.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 11

  • Bonita
    The Bible says as often as you do this it’s not just for pass over
  • Cate mansfield
    Yes I would have the same understanding as Ray Smith in that eat drink and be merry at home if you so wish. Not in the house of our Lord. In his house its done as a rememberance to God and Jesus Christ in whom we respect.
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 11:24 and when HE had given thanks HE brake it and said take eat this is MY body which is brken for you this do in remembrance of ME --11:25-- AFTER THE SAME MANNER ALSO HE TOOK THE CUP WHEN HE HAD SUPPED SAYING THIS CUP IS THE NEW TESTAMENT IN MY BLOOD THIS DO YE AS OFT AS YOU DRINK IT IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME
  • Bruce
    The Lord Said, As Often as You Eat this Bread--- (Verse 26)As Often, is More then Once a Year. Some Every Month, or Every Week or 6 Times a Year. They are Showing The Lord's Death Till He Returns. You are to Search Your Heart to See if You have Sinned(Verse 27-29)They Go to Church to Worship and Sing Praises to God. And More Fellowship After Services. Christ and The Disciples Eat Together Often
  • Albett
    No, you're not correct. This is speaking on two things. People shouldn't go to church to have a feast, as many of these churches do. They bring food, just to hang out together to eat, in CHURCH. God does not like that. Also, churches who think they do good in God's eyes, when they have bread and wine, every Sunday. That's dead wrong. The bread and wine is only to be taken at Passover, annually.
  • Bruce
    Yes, It's Very Right. Some that have Money Made it a Picnic. The Others had No Money or Food. If I'm One of The Poor I Would be in Sin for Sure. I would Want Some of that Food. I would be Mad because They have and I Don't. If I had a Chance I would Steal something and then I would Lie. Church Dinners are OK. Everyone Can Eat

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