1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Corinthians 11:29

“For hee that eateth and drinketh vnworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himselfe, not discerning the Lords body.”

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Other Translations

For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.
- King James Version

For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For he that eateth and drinketh, eateth and drinketh judgment unto himself, if he discern not the body.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For a man puts himself in danger, if he takes part in the holy meal without being conscious that it is the Lord's body.
- Basic English Bible

For [the] eater and drinker eats and drinks judgment to himself, not distinguishing the body.
- Darby Bible

For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh condemnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.
- Webster's Bible

For any one who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgement to himself, if he fails to estimate the body aright.
- Weymouth Bible

For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy way eats and drinks judgment to himself, if he doesn't discern the Lord's body.
- World English Bible

For he that etith and drinkith vnworthili, etith and drinkith doom to hym, not wiseli demyng the bodi of the Lord.
- Wycliffe Bible

for he who is eating and drinking unworthily, judgment to himself he doth eat and drink -- not discerning the body of the Lord.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:29


11:29 For he that eateth and drinketh so unworthily as those Corinthians did, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself - Temporal judgments of various kinds, #1Cor 11:30|. Not distinguishing the sacred tokens of the Lord's body - From his common food.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:29


1Co 11:29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily. With light, worldly thoughts, as though eating common food. That this is a sin is shown in 1Co 11:27. Here it is added, he eateth and drinketh judgment to himself; that is, subjects himself to condemnation. Not discerning the Lord's body. Not distinguishing it, keeping in mind that these are memorials.

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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