1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Corinthians 11:28

“But let a man examine himselfe, and so let him eate of that bread, and drinke of that cup.”

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Other Translations

But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of [that] bread, and drink of [that] cup.
- King James Version

But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But let a man prove himself, and so let him eat of the bread, and drink of the cup.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But let no man take of the bread and the cup without testing himself.
- Basic English Bible

But let a man prove himself, and thus eat of the bread, and drink of the cup.
- Darby Bible

But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
- Webster's Bible

But let a man examine himself, and, having done that, then let him eat the bread and drink from the cup.
- Weymouth Bible

But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread, and drink of the cup.
- World English Bible

But preue a man hym silf, and so ete he of `the ilke breed, and drynke of the cuppe.
- Wycliffe Bible

and let a man be proving himself, and so of the bread let him eat, and of the cup let him drink;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:28


11:28 But let a man examine himself - Whether he know the nature and the design of the institution, and whether it be his own desire and purpose throughly to comply therewith.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:28


1Co 11:28 Let a man examine himself, etc. To see whether he can eat in loving remembrance of the death of Christ.

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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