1 Corinthians 11:17-34 Darby’s Translation

Disorder at the Lord's Supper

17  But [in] prescribing [to you on] this [which I now enter on], I do not praise, [namely,] that ye come together, not for the better, but for the worse. 18  For first, when ye come together in assembly, I hear there exist divisions among you, and I partly give credit [to it]. 19  For there must also be sects among you, that the approved may become manifest among you. 20  When ye come therefore together into one place, it is not to eat [the] Lord's supper. 21  For each one in eating takes his own supper before [others], and one is hungry and another drinks to excess. 22  Have ye not then houses for eating and drinking? or do ye despise the assembly of God, and put to shame them who have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you? In this [point] I do not praise.

The Institution of the Lord's Supper

23  For I received from the Lord, that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus, in the night in which he was delivered up, took bread, 24  and having given thanks broke [it], and said, This is my body, which [is] for you: this do in remembrance of me. 25  In like manner also the cup, after having supped, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood: this do, as often as ye shall drink [it], in remembrance of me. 26  For as often as ye shall eat this bread, and drink the cup, ye announce the death of the Lord, until he come.

Partaking of the Supper Unworthily

27  So that whosoever shall eat the bread, or drink the cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty in respect of the body and of the blood of the Lord. 28  But let a man prove himself, and thus eat of the bread, and drink of the cup. 29  For [the] eater and drinker eats and drinks judgment to himself, not distinguishing the body. 30  On this account many among you [are] weak and infirm, and a good many are fallen asleep. 31  But if we judged ourselves, so were we not judged. 32  But being judged, we are disciplined of [the] Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world. 33  So that, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, wait for one another. 34  If any one be hungry, let him eat at home, that ye may not come together for judgment. But the other things, whenever I come, I will set in order.

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