1 Corinthians 11:17
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New International Version
In the following directives I have no praise for you, for your meetings do more harm than good.

New Living Translation
But in the following instructions, I cannot praise you. For it sounds as if more harm than good is done when you meet together.

English Standard Version
But in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse.

Berean Study Bible
In the following instructions I have no praise to offer, because your gatherings do more harm than good.

Berean Literal Bible
Now in this instructing, I do not praise you, because you come together not for the better, but for the worse.

New American Standard Bible
But in giving this instruction, I do not praise you, because you come together not for the better but for the worse.

King James Bible
Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now in giving the following instruction I do not praise you, since you come together not for the better but for the worse.

International Standard Version
Now I am not praising you in giving you the following instructions. When you gather, it is not for the better but for the worse.

NET Bible
Now in giving the following instruction I do not praise you, because you come together not for the better but for the worse.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But I command you this, not as if I praise you, because it is not to your advantage that you assemble, but you have descended to degradation.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have no praise for you as I instruct you in the following matter: When you gather, it results in more harm than good.

New American Standard 1977
But in giving this instruction, I do not praise you, because you come together not for the better but for the worse.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not: that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.

King James 2000 Bible
Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that you come together not for the better, but for the worse.

American King James Version
Now in this that I declare to you I praise you not, that you come together not for the better, but for the worse.

American Standard Version
But in giving you this charge, I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better but for the worse.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now this I ordain: not praising you, that you come together not for the better, but for the worse.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
But in giving you this charge, I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better but for the worse.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now in this that I declare to you, I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.

Weymouth New Testament
But while giving you these instructions, there is one thing I cannot praise--your meeting together, with bad rather than good results.

World English Bible
But in giving you this command, I don't praise you, that you come together not for the better but for the worse.

Young's Literal Translation
And this declaring, I give no praise, because not for the better, but for the worse ye come together;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
11:17-22 The apostle rebukes the disorders in their partaking of the Lord's supper. The ordinances of Christ, if they do not make us better, will be apt to make us worse. If the use of them does not mend, it will harden. Upon coming together, they fell into divisions, schisms. Christians may separate from each other's communion, yet be charitable one towards another; they may continue in the same communion, yet be uncharitable. This last is schism, rather than the former. There is a careless and irregular eating of the Lord's supper, which adds to guilt. Many rich Corinthians seem to have acted very wrong at the Lord's table, or at the love-feasts, which took place at the same time as the supper. The rich despised the poor, and ate and drank up the provisions they brought, before the poor were allowed to partake; thus some wanted, while others had more than enough. What should have been a bond of mutual love and affection, was made an instrument of discord and disunion. We should be careful that nothing in our behaviour at the Lord's table, appears to make light of that sacred institution. The Lord's supper is not now made an occasion for gluttony or revelling, but is it not often made the support of self-righteous pride, or a cloak for hypocrisy? Let us never rest in the outward forms of worship; but look to our hearts.
Study Bible
Sharing in the Lord's Supper
16If anyone is inclined to dispute this, we have no other practice, nor do the churches of God. 17In the following instructions I have no praise to offer, because your gatherings do more harm than good. 18First of all, I hear that when you come together as a church, there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 11:2
Now I commend you for remembering me in everything and for maintaining the traditions, just as I passed them on to you.

1 Corinthians 11:22
Don't you have your own homes in which to eat and drink? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What can I say to you? Shall I praise you for this? Of course not!
Treasury of Scripture

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