1 Corinthians 11:31
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New International Version
But if we were more discerning with regard to ourselves, we would not come under such judgment.

New Living Translation
But if we would examine ourselves, we would not be judged by God in this way.

English Standard Version
But if we judged ourselves truly, we would not be judged.

Berean Study Bible
Now if we judged ourselves properly, we would not come under judgment.

Berean Literal Bible
For if we were judging ourselves, we would not come under judgment.

New American Standard Bible
But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged.

King James Bible
For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If we were properly evaluating ourselves, we would not be judged,

International Standard Version
But if we judged ourselves correctly, we would not be judged.

NET Bible
But if we examined ourselves, we would not be judged.

New Heart English Bible
For if we discerned ourselves, we would not be judged.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For if we would judge ourselves we would not be judged.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If we were judging ourselves correctly, we would not be judged.

New American Standard 1977
But if we judged ourselves rightly, we should not be judged.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For if we would examine ourselves, we should not be judged.

King James 2000 Bible
For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

American King James Version
For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

American Standard Version
But if we discerned ourselves, we should not be judged.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

Darby Bible Translation
But if we judged ourselves, so were we not judged.

English Revised Version
But if we discerned ourselves, we should not be judged.

Webster's Bible Translation
For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

Weymouth New Testament
If, however, we estimated ourselves aright, we should not be judged.

World English Bible
For if we discerned ourselves, we wouldn't be judged.

Young's Literal Translation
for if ourselves we were discerning, we would not be being judged,
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
Sharing in the Lord's Supper
30That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep. 31Now if we judged ourselves properly, we would not come under judgment. 32But when we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned with the world.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 11:30
That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep.

1 Corinthians 11:32
But when we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned with the world.
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