1 Corinthians 11:17-34 New American Standard Bible

Disorder at the Lord's Supper

17  But in giving this instruction , I do not praise you, because you come together not for the better but for the worse . 18  For, in the first place, when you come together as a church , I hear that divisions exist among you; and in part I believe it. 19  For there must also be factions among you, so that those who are approved may become evident among you. 20  Therefore when you meet together e e , it is not to eat the Lord's Supper , 21  for in your eating each one takes his own supper first ; and one is hungry and another e is drunk . 22  What ! Do you not have houses in which to eat and drink ? Or do you despise the church of God and shame those who have nothing ? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you? In this I will not praise you.

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 betrayed took bread ; 24  and when He had given thanks , He broke it and said , "This is My body , which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me." 25  In the same way He took the cup also after supper , saying , "This cup is the new covenant in My blood ; do this , as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me." 26  For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup , you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes .

Partaking of the Supper Unworthily

27  Therefore whoever e eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner , shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord . 28  But a man must examine himself , and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup . 29  For he who eats and drinks , eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly. 30  For this reason many among you are weak and sick , and a number sleep . 31  But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged . 32  But when we are judged , we are disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with the world . 33  So then , my brethren , when you come together to eat , wait for one another . 34  If anyone is hungry , let him eat at home , so that you will not come together for judgment . The remaining matters I will arrange when I come .

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