1 Corinthians 11:30
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New International Version
That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep.

New Living Translation
That is why many of you are weak and sick and some have even died.

English Standard Version
That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died.

New American Standard Bible
For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep.

King James Bible
For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is why many are sick and ill among you, and many have fallen asleep.

International Standard Version
That's why so many of you are weak and sick and a considerable number are dying.

NET Bible
That is why many of you are weak and sick, and quite a few are dead.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because of this, many among you are ill and sickly and many are asleep.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is the reason why many of you are weak and sick and quite a number [of you] have died.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

King James 2000 Bible
For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

American King James Version
For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

American Standard Version
For this cause many among you are weak and sickly, and not a few sleep.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore are there many inform and weak among you, and many sleep.

Darby Bible Translation
On this account many among you [are] weak and infirm, and a good many are fallen asleep.

English Revised Version
For this cause many among you are weak and sickly, and not a few sleep.

Webster's Bible Translation
For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

Weymouth New Testament
That is why many among you are sickly and out of health, and why not a few die.

World English Bible
For this cause many among you are weak and sickly, and not a few sleep.

Young's Literal Translation
Because of this, among you many are weak and sickly, and sleep do many;
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

11:23-34 The apostle describes the sacred ordinance, of which he had the knowledge by revelation from Christ. As to the visible signs, these are the bread and wine. What is eaten is called bread, though at the same time it is said to be the body of the Lord, plainly showing that the apostle did not mean that the bread was changed into flesh. St. Matthew tells us, our Lord bid them all drink of the cup, ch. Mt 26:27, as if he would, by this expression, provide against any believer being deprived of the cup. The things signified by these outward signs, are Christ's body and blood, his body broken, his blood shed, together with all the benefits which flow from his death and sacrifice. Our Saviour's actions were, taking the bread and cup, giving thanks, breaking the bread, and giving both the one and the other. The actions of the communicants were, to take the bread and eat, to take the cup and drink, and to do both in remembrance of Christ. But the outward acts are not the whole, or the principal part, of what is to be done at this holy ordinance. Those who partake of it, are to take him as their Lord and Life, yield themselves up to him, and live upon him. Here is an account of the ends of this ordinance. It is to be done in remembrance of Christ, to keep fresh in our minds his dying for us, as well as to remember Christ pleading for us, in virtue of his death, at God's right hand. It is not merely in remembrance of Christ, of what he has done and suffered; but to celebrate his grace in our redemption. We declare his death to be our life, the spring of all our comforts and hopes. And we glory in such a declaration; we show forth his death, and plead it as our accepted sacrifice and ransom. The Lord's supper is not an ordinance to be observed merely for a time, but to be continued. The apostle lays before the Corinthians the danger of receiving it with an unsuitable temper of mind; or keeping up the covenant with sin and death, while professing to renew and confirm the covenant with God. No doubt such incur great guilt, and so render themselves liable to spiritual judgements. But fearful believers should not be discouraged from attending at this holy ordinance. The Holy Spirit never caused this scripture to be written to deter serious Christians from their duty, though the devil has often made this use of it. The apostle was addressing Christians, and warning them to beware of the temporal judgements with which God chastised his offending servants. And in the midst of judgement, God remembers mercy: he many times punishes those whom he loves. It is better to bear trouble in this world, than to be miserable for ever. The apostle points our the duty of those who come to the Lord's table. Self-examination is necessary to right attendance at this holy ordinance. If we would thoroughly search ourselves, to condemn and set right what we find wrong, we should stop Divine judgements. The apostle closes all with a caution against the irregularities of which the Corinthians were guilty at the Lord's table. Let all look to it, that they do not come together to God's worship, so as to provoke him, and bring down vengeance on themselves.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 30. - Many are weak and sickly among you. St. Paul directly connects this general ill health with the abuse of the Lord's Supper. It is not impossible that the grave intemperance to which he alludes in ver. 21 may have had its share in this result; but apart from this, there is an undoubted connection between sin and sickness in some, though not, of course, in all cases (John 5:14). Many. The word is different from the previous word for "many," and means a larger number - " not a few," "a considerable number." Sleep; i.e. are dying.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For this cause many are weak and sickly,.... Because of their unworthy participation of the Lord's supper, many in the Corinthian church were attended with bodily infirmities and diseases; either by way of fatherly chastisement and correction in such who were truly the Lord's people, though they had behaved unworthily; or by way of punishment to such who were not, and had sinned very grossly:

and many sleep; that is, die a corporeal death, which is often in Scripture signified by sleep, and frequently used of the saints, and their death, and may intend and include some of them here; for though the Lord might resent so far their unworthy conduct and behaviour at his table, as to remove them out of this world by death, yet their souls may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

30. weak … sickly—He is "weak" who has naturally no strength: "sickly," who has lost his strength by disease [Tittmann, Greek Synonyms of the New Testament].

sleep—are being lulled in death: not a violent death; but one the result of sickness, sent as the Lord's chastening for the individual's salvation, the mind being brought to a right state on the sick bed (1Co 11:31).

1 Corinthians 11:30 Additional Commentaries
Context
Observing the Lord's Supper
29For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly. 30For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep. 31But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged.…
Cross References
Acts 7:60
Then he fell on his knees and cried out, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them." When he had said this, he fell asleep.

1 Corinthians 11:29
For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves.

1 Corinthians 11:31
But if we were more discerning with regard to ourselves, we would not come under such judgment.
Treasury of Scripture

For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

many.

1 Corinthians 11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should …

Exodus 15:26 And said, If you will diligently listen to the voice of the LORD …

Numbers 20:12,24 And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, Because you believed me not, …

Numbers 21:6-9 And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the …

2 Samuel 12:14-18 However,, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the …

1 Kings 13:21-24 And he cried to the man of God that came from Judah, saying, Thus …

Psalm 38:1-8 O lord, rebuke me not in your wrath: neither chasten me in your hot …

Psalm 78:30,31 They were not estranged from their lust. But while their meat was …

Psalm 89:31-34 If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments…

Amos 3:2 You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore …

Hebrews 12:5-11 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to …

Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

sheep.

1 Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall …

Acts 13:36 For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of …

1 Thessalonians 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also …

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