1 Corinthians 11:20
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English Standard Version
When you come together, it is not the Lord’s supper that you eat.

King James Bible
When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper.

American Standard Version
When therefore ye assemble yourselves together, it is not possible to eat the Lord's supper:

Douay-Rheims Bible
When you come therefore together into one place, it is not now to eat the Lord's supper.

English Revised Version
When therefore ye assemble yourselves together, it is not possible to eat the Lord's supper:

Webster's Bible Translation
When therefore ye come together in one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper.

Weymouth New Testament
When, however, you meet in one place, there is no eating the Supper of the Lord;

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Vincent's Word Studies

This is not (οὐκ ἔστιν)

Rev., correctly, it is not possible.

The Lord's Supper (κυριακὸν δεῖπνον)

The emphasis is on Lord's. Δεῖπνον supper, represented the principal meal of the day, answering to the late dinner. The Eucharist proper was originally celebrated as a private expression of devotion, and in connection with a common, daily meal, an agape or love-feast. In the apostolic period it was celebrated daily. The social and festive character of the meal grew largely out of the gentile institution of clubs or fraternities, which served as savings-banks, mutual-help societies, insurance offices, and which expressed and fostered the spirit of good-fellowship by common festive meals, usually in gardens, round an altar of sacrifice. The communion-meal of the first and second centuries exhibited this character in being a feast of contribution, to which each brought his own provision. It also perpetuated the Jewish practice of the college of priests for the temple-service dining at a common table on festivals or Sabbaths, and of the schools of the Pharisees in their ordinary life.

Indications of the blending of the eucharistic celebration with a common meal are found here, Acts 2:42; Acts 20:7, and more obscurely, Acts 27:35.

1 Corinthians 11:20 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

this is not to eat. or, ye cannot eat.

1 Corinthians 11:20 When you come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper.

Cross References
1 Corinthians 11:19
for there must be factions among you in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized.

1 Corinthians 11:21
For in eating, each one goes ahead with his own meal. One goes hungry, another gets drunk.

Jude 1:12
These are hidden reefs at your love feasts, as they feast with you without fear, shepherds feeding themselves; waterless clouds, swept along by winds; fruitless trees in late autumn, twice dead, uprooted;

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