1 Corinthians 11:19
New International Version
No doubt there have to be differences among you to show which of you have God's approval.

New Living Translation
But, of course, there must be divisions among you so that you who have God's approval will be recognized!

English Standard Version
for there must be factions among you in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized.

Berean Study Bible
And indeed, there must be differences among you to show which of you are approved.

Berean Literal Bible
For also it behooves there to be factions among you, so that also the approved should become evident among you.

New American Standard Bible
For there must also be factions among you, so that those who are approved may become evident among you.

King James Bible
For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

Christian Standard Bible
Indeed, it is necessary that there be factions among you, so that those who are approved may be recognized among you.

Contemporary English Version
You are bound to argue with each other, but it is easy to see which of you have God's approval.

Good News Translation
No doubt there must be divisions among you so that the ones who are in the right may be clearly seen.)

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There must, indeed, be factions among you, so that those who are approved may be recognized among you.

International Standard Version
Of course, there must be factions among you to show which of you are genuine!

NET Bible
For there must in fact be divisions among you, so that those of you who are approved may be evident.

New Heart English Bible
For there also must be factions among you, that those who are approved may be revealed among you.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
There are going to be contentions among you, that those who are approved among you may be known.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Factions have to exist in order to make it clear who the genuine believers among you are.

New American Standard 1977
For there must also be factions among you, in order that those who are approved may have become evident among you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For it is expedient that there also be heresies among you, so that those who are proved may become manifest among you.

King James 2000 Bible
For there must be also heresies among you, that they who are approved may be made manifest among you.

American King James Version
For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

American Standard Version
For there must be also factions among you, that they that are approved may be made manifest among you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For there must be also heresies: that they also, who are approved, may be made manifest among you.

Darby Bible Translation
For there must also be sects among you, that the approved may become manifest among you.

English Revised Version
For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

Webster's Bible Translation
For there must be also heresies among you, that they who are approved may be made manifest among you.

Weymouth New Testament
For there must of necessity be differences of opinion among you, in order that it may be plainly seen who are the men of sterling worth among you.

World English Bible
For there also must be factions among you, that those who are approved may be revealed among you.

Young's Literal Translation
for it behoveth sects also to be among you, that those approved may become manifest among you;
Study Bible
Sharing in the Lord's Supper
18First of all, I hear that when you come together as a church, there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it. 19And indeed, there must be differences among you to show which of you are approved. 20Now then, when you come together, it is not the Lord’s Supper you eat.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 13:3
you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. For the LORD your God is testing you to find out whether you love Him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Matthew 18:7
Woe to the world for the causes of sin. These stumbling blocks must come, but woe to the man through whom they come!

Luke 17:1
Jesus said to His disciples, "It is inevitable that stumbling blocks will come, but woe to the one through whom they come!

1 Corinthians 11:20
Now then, when you come together, it is not the Lord's Supper you eat.

2 Corinthians 12:20
For I am afraid that when I come, I may not find you as I wish, and you may not find me as you wish. I fear that there may be quarreling, jealousy, rage, rivalry, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorder.

Galatians 5:20
idolatry and sorcery; hatred, discord, jealousy, and rage; rivalries, divisions, factions,

1 Timothy 4:1
Now the Spirit expressly states that in later times some will abandon the faith to follow deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons,

2 Peter 2:1
Now there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies that even deny the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction on themselves.

1 John 2:19
They went out from us, but they did not belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us. But their departure made it clear that none of them belonged to us.

Treasury of Scripture

For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

there.

Matthew 18:7
Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!

Luke 17:1
Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!

Acts 20:30
Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

heresies.

Acts 5:17
Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation,

Acts 15:5
But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses.

Acts 24:5,14
For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes: …

which.

Deuteronomy 13:3
Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

Luke 2:35
(Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.

2 Corinthians 13:5-7
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? …







Lexicon
And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

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

there must
δεῖ (dei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1163: Third person singular active present of deo; also deon deh-on'; neuter active participle of the same; both used impersonally; it is Necessary.

be
εἶναι (einai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

differences
αἱρέσεις (haireseis)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 139: From haireomai; properly, a choice, i.e. a party or disunion.

among
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

you
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

to
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

show
φανεροὶ (phaneroi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5318: Apparent, clear, visible, manifest; adv: clearly. From phaino; shining, i.e. Apparent; neuter publicly, externally.

which
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.

of
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

you
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

are approved.
δόκιμοι (dokimoi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1384: Approved, acceptable, tried. From dokeo; properly, acceptable, i.e. Approved.
(19) For there must be also heresies.--Better, For there must be also sects. There have been many attempts to explain where lies the difference between the "divisions" of the former verse and the "sects" of this verse. From all that we know of the Apostolic Church it is clear that neither of these words can mean sects separated from the Church, but "parties" in the Church. Christ had foretold (Matthew 18:7) that "stumbling-blocks," or "scandals," must arise in the Church, and it is possible that our Lord on some occasion spoke of these as "sects" (Justin Martyr attributes the use of this very word to our Lord); and St. Paul, possibly, uses the word here because it was the one traditionally reported as having been used by Christ in some of His unrecorded utterances. Christ has foretold that in the divine economy of permission such divisions will arise. They are allowed because this is a state of continual judgment; and the existence of such "offences" will be God's means of manifesting those who are void of offence, and those who are not.

Verse 19. - There must be also heresies among you. It results from the inevitable decrees of the Divine providence. "It is impossible but that offences will come" (Luke 17:11). Heresies. The word does not mean "erroneous opinions," but party factions. Originally the word only means "a choice," and is not used in a bad sense; but since the opinionativeness of men pushes "a choice" into a "party," and since it is the invariable tendency of a party to degenerate into a "faction," the word soon acquires a bad sense (see its use in Acts 5:17; Acts 15:5; Acts 24:5, 14: 28:22; Galatians 5:20; Titus 3:10; 2 Peter 2:1; and Gieseler, 'Church Hist.,' 1:149). The mutually railing factions, which in their Church newspapers and elsewhere bandy about their false and rival charges of "heresy," are illustrating the virulence of the very sin which they are professing to denounce - the sin of factiousness. That they which are approved may be made manifest among you. Similarly St. John (1 John 2:19) speaks of the aberrations of false teachers as destined to prove that they did not belong to the true Church. Good is educed out of seeming evil (James 1:3; 1 Peter 1:6, 7). Approved; standing the test (dokimoi), the opposite of the "reprobate" (adokimoi) of 1 Corinthians 9:27. 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.
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