1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Corinthians 11:21

“For in eating, euery one taketh before other, his owne supper: and one is hungry, and an other is drunken.”

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Other Translations

For in eating every one taketh before [other] his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.
- King James Version

for in your eating each one takes his own supper first; and one is hungry and another is drunk.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for in your eating each one taketh before `other' his own supper; and one is hungry, and another is drunken.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For when you take your food, everyone takes his meal before the other; and one has not enough food, and another is the worse for drink.
- Basic English Bible

For each one in eating takes his *own* supper before [others], and one is hungry and another drinks to excess.
- Darby Bible

For in eating every one taketh before another his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.
- Webster's Bible

for it is his own supper of which each of you is in a hurry to partake, and one eats like a hungry man, while another has already drunk to excess.
- Weymouth Bible

For in your eating each one takes his own supper first. One is hungry, and another is drunken.
- World English Bible

for whi ech man bifor takith his soper to ete, and oon is hungry, and another is drunkun.
- Wycliffe Bible

for each his own supper doth take before in the eating, and one is hungry, and another is drunk;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:21


11:21 For in eating what ye call the Lord's supper, instead of all partaking of one bread, each person brings his own supper, and eats it without staying for the rest. And hereby the poor, who cannot provide for themselves, have nothing; while the rich eat and drink to the full just as the heathens use to do at the feasts on their sacrifices.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:21


1Co 11:21 For in eating every one taketh before [other] his own supper. It was customary in Corinth to eat a meal together as did Christ and his disciples the night of the Lord's supper (Mt 26:26 Mr 14:22 Lu 22:14). After this came the Lord's supper. At this meal each party in Corinth sat apart and ate when it was ready. The result was that some began before the others. One is be hungry, and another is drunken. This last clause means that he had eaten and was satisfied.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 11

  • Richard Harvie
    We must remember that St.paul was NOT divine and that his commandment to shave off a womans hair who prays without her head being covered is plainly ridiculous. Indeed it behoves Christians to return to Christ's commandments of non-judgemental unconditional love if Christianity has any chance of surviving into the future--and foresake their sin-seeing habits!
  • Teri
    Let everything be done decently and in order. i think that we are getting back to bare bones times ahead, gathering in homes or small groups is the way the church began. We can believe for miracles and see the Holy Spirit move wherever three or more agree...let's stay strong.
  • Ivy Johnson
    Our Lord s Supper: should be: Revered: Respect: Reverence: Home: House of God: Even a Shack: Building does not Matter: GOD s HOLY: AWESOME:PRESENCE IS THERE! Old Days: Brush Arbour Meetings: was held in Dirt Floor Shacks: God always Showed-up: Miracles: Healings: Holy Spirit Baptism: Demons Cast Out: etc: God the Holy Spirit has Left these MEGA BUILDINGS: The Falling Away is now RAMPANT APOSTASY!
  • Kaneleus
    i think that it is talking about how a woman should cover their head because if you are a woman if you do not cover their head their should be shame are be shave or shorn
  • 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.

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