1 Corinthians 10:17
New International Version
Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share the one loaf.

New Living Translation
And though we are many, we all eat from one loaf of bread, showing that we are one body.

English Standard Version
Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.

Berean Study Bible
Because there is one loaf, we who are many are one body; for we all partake of the one loaf.

Berean Literal Bible
Because there is one loaf, we the many are one body; for we all partake of the one loaf.

New American Standard Bible
Since there is one bread, we who are many are one body; for we all partake of the one bread.

King James Bible
For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

Christian Standard Bible
Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, since all of us share the one bread.

Contemporary English Version
By sharing in the same loaf of bread, we become one body, even though there are many of us.

Good News Translation
Because there is the one loaf of bread, all of us, though many, are one body, for we all share the same loaf.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for all of us share that one bread.

International Standard Version
Because there is one loaf, we who are many are one body, because all of us eat from the same loaf.

NET Bible
Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all share the one bread.

New Heart English Bible
Because there is one loaf of bread, we, who are many, are one body; for we all partake of the one loaf of bread.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Just as that is one bread, and thus we are all one body, for we all receive from that which is one bread.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Because there is one loaf, we are one body, although we are many individuals. All of us share one loaf.

New American Standard 1977
Since there is one bread, we who are many are one body; for we all partake of the one bread.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For one loaf of bread means that many are one body, for we are all partakers of that one loaf.

King James 2000 Bible
For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

American King James Version
For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

American Standard Version
seeing that we, who are many, are one bread, one body: for we are all partake of the one bread.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For we, being many, are one bread, one body, all that partake of one bread.

Darby Bible Translation
Because we, [being] many, are one loaf, one body; for we all partake of that one loaf.

English Revised Version
seeing that we, who are many, are one bread, one body: for we all partake of the one bread.

Webster's Bible Translation
For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

Weymouth New Testament
Since there is one loaf, we who are many are one body; we, all of us, share in that one loaf.

World English Bible
Because there is one loaf of bread, we, who are many, are one body; for we all partake of the one loaf of bread.

Young's Literal Translation
because one bread, one body, are we the many -- for we all of the one bread do partake.
Study Bible
Flee from Idolatry
16Is not the cup of blessing that we bless a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ? 17Because there is one loaf, we who are many are one body; for we all partake of the one loaf. 18Consider the people of Israel: Are not those who eat the sacrifices fellow partakers in the altar?…
Cross References
Romans 12:5
so in Christ we who are many are one body, and each member belongs to one another.

1 Corinthians 12:12
The body is a unit, though it is comprised of many parts. And although its parts are many, they all form one body. So it is with Christ.

1 Corinthians 12:27
Now you are the body of Christ, and each of you is a member of it.

Ephesians 2:16
and reconciling both of them to God in one body through the cross, by which He extinguished their hostility.

Ephesians 4:4
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called;

Ephesians 4:16
From Him the whole body is fitted and held together by every supporting ligament. And as each individual part does its work, the body grows and builds itself up in love.

Colossians 3:15
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, for to this you were called as members of one body. And be thankful.

Treasury of Scripture

For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

we being.

1 Corinthians 12:12,27
For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ…

Romans 12:5
So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

Galatians 3:26-28
For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus…

that.

1 Corinthians 10:3,4,21
And did all eat the same spiritual meat; …

1 Corinthians 11:26-28
For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come…







Lexicon
Because [there is]
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

one
εἷς (heis)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

loaf,
ἄρτος (artos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 740: Bread, a loaf, food. From airo; bread or a loaf.

[we who are]
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

many
πολλοί (polloi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4183: Much, many; often.

are
ἐσμεν (esmen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

one
ἓν (hen)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

body;
σῶμα (sōma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4983: Body, flesh; the body of the Church. From sozo; the body, used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.

for
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

we all partake
μετέχομεν (metechomen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3348: From meta and echo; to share or participate; by implication, belong to, eat.

of
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

one
ἑνὸς (henos)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

loaf.
ἄρτου (artou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 740: Bread, a loaf, food. From airo; bread or a loaf.
(17) For we being many are one bread.--Better, For it is one bread, and we, the many, are one body, for we all take a portion of that one bread. This verse explains how "the breaking" of the bread was the significant act which expressed sacramentally the communion of the body of Christ. There is one bread, it is broken into many pieces, and as we all (though each receives only a fragment) partake of the one bread which unbroken consisted of these pieces, we though many individuals are one body, even the Body of Christ with whom, as well as with each other, we have communion in that act.

Verse 17. - We being many are one bread, and one body. It is easy to see how we are "one body," of which Christ is the Head, and we are the members. This is the metaphor used in 1 Corinthians 12:12, 13 and Romans 12:5. The more difficult expression, "we are one bread," is explained in the next clause. The meaning seems to be - We all partake of the loaf, and thereby become qualitatively, as it were, a part of it, as it of us, even as we all become members of Christ's one body, which that loaf sacramentally represents Some commentators, disliking the harshness of the expression, render it, "Because there is one bread, we being many are one body;" or, "For there is one bread. We being many are one body." But the language and context support the rendering of our version; and the supposed "physiology" is not so modern as to be at all surprising. 10:15-22 Did not the joining in the Lord's supper show a profession of faith in Christ crucified, and of adoring gratitude to him for his salvation ? Christians, by this ordinance, and the faith therein professed, were united as the grains of wheat in one loaf of bread, or as the members in the human body, seeing they were all united to Christ, and had fellowship with him and one another. This is confirmed from the Jewish worship and customs in sacrifice. The apostle applies this to feasting with idolaters. Eating food as part of a heathen sacrifice, was worshipping the idol to whom it was made, and having fellowship or communion with it; just as he who eats the Lord's supper, is accounted to partake in the Christian sacrifice, or as they who ate the Jewish sacrifices partook of what was offered on their altar. It was denying Christianity; for communion with Christ, and communion with devils, could never be had at once. If Christians venture into places, and join in sacrifices to the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life, they will provoke God.
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