1 Corinthians 11:21
New International Version
for when you are eating, some of you go ahead with your own private suppers. As a result, one person remains hungry and another gets drunk.

New Living Translation
For some of you hurry to eat your own meal without sharing with others. As a result, some go hungry while others get drunk.

English Standard Version
For in eating, each one goes ahead with his own meal. One goes hungry, another gets drunk.

Berean Study Bible
For as you eat, many of you proceed with your own meal to the exclusion of others. While one remains hungry, another gets drunk.

Berean Literal Bible
For in eating, one takes first the own supper. And indeed this one is hungry, but that one is drunken.

New American Standard Bible
for in your eating each one takes his own supper first; and one is hungry and another is drunk.

King James Bible
For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.

Christian Standard Bible
For at the meal, each one eats his own supper. So one person is hungry while another gets drunk!

Contemporary English Version
You even start eating before everyone gets to the meeting, and some of you go hungry, while others get drunk.

Good News Translation
For as you eat, you each go ahead with your own meal, so that some are hungry while others get drunk.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For at the meal, each one eats his own supper ahead of others. So one person is hungry while another gets drunk!

International Standard Version
For as you eat, each of you rushes to eat his own supper, and one person goes hungry while another gets drunk.

NET Bible
For when it is time to eat, everyone proceeds with his own supper. One is hungry and another becomes drunk.

New Heart English Bible
For in your eating each one takes his own supper first. One is hungry, and another is drunk.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But one or another eats his supper beforehand by himself and one has been hungry and one has been drunk!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Each of you eats his own supper [without waiting for each other]. So one person goes hungry and another gets drunk.

New American Standard 1977
for in your eating each one takes his own supper first; and one is hungry and another is drunk.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For in eating, each one takes his own supper first: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.

King James 2000 Bible
For in eating every one takes first his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.

American King James Version
For in eating every one takes before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.

American Standard Version
for in your eating each one taketh before other his own supper; and one is hungry, and another is drunken.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For every one taketh before his own supper to eat. And one indeed is hungry and another is drunk.

Darby Bible Translation
For each one in eating takes his own supper before [others], and one is hungry and another drinks to excess.

English Revised Version
for in your eating each one taketh before other his own supper; and one is hungry, and another is drunken.

Webster's Bible Translation
For in eating every one taketh before another his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.

Weymouth New Testament
for it is his own supper of which each of you is in a hurry to partake, and one eats like a hungry man, while another has already drunk to excess.

World English Bible
For in your eating each one takes his own supper first. One is hungry, and another is drunken.

Young's Literal Translation
for each his own supper doth take before in the eating, and one is hungry, and another is drunk;
Study Bible
Sharing in the Lord's Supper
20Now then, when you come together, it is not the Lord’s Supper you eat. 21For as you eat, many of you proceed with your own meal to the exclusion of others. While one remains hungry, another gets drunk. 22Don’t you have your own homes in which to eat and drink? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What can I say to you? Shall I praise you for this? Of course not!…
Cross References
John 2:10
and said, "Everyone serves the fine wine first, and then the cheap wine after the guests are drunk. But you have saved the fine wine until now!"

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

1 Corinthians 11:34
If anyone is hungry, he should eat at home, so that when you come together it will not result in judgment. And when I come, I will give instructions about the remaining matters.

2 Peter 2:13
The harm they will suffer is the wages of their wickedness. They consider it a pleasure to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their deception as they feast with you.

Jude 1:12
These men are the hidden reefs in your love feasts, shamelessly feasting with you but shepherding only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried along by the wind; fruitless trees in autumn, twice dead after being uprooted.

Treasury of Scripture

For in eating every one takes before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.

in.

1 Corinthians 11:23-25
For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: …

1 Corinthians 10:16-18
The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? …

and one.

2 Peter 2:13
And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;

Jude 1:12
These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;







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

as
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 eat,
φαγεῖν (phagein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 5315: A primary verb; to eat.

many [of you]
ἕκαστος (hekastos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1538: Each (of more than two), every one. As if a superlative of hekas; each or every.

proceed with
προλαμβάνει (prolambanei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4301: From pro and lambano; to take in advance, i.e. eat before others have an opportunity; to anticipate, surprise.

[your]
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter 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.

own
ἴδιον (idion)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2398: Pertaining to self, i.e. One's own; by implication, private or separate.

meal {to the exclusion of others}.
δεῖπνον (deipnon)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1173: A dinner, an afternoon or evening meal. From the same as dapane; dinner, i.e. The chief meal.

While
μὲν (men)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3303: A primary particle; properly, indicative of affirmation or concession; usually followed by a contrasted clause with de.

[one]
ὃς (hos)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

remains hungry,
πεινᾷ (peina)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3983: To be hungry, needy, desire earnestly. From the same as penes; to famish; figuratively, to crave.

[another]
ὃς (hos)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

gets drunk.
μεθύει (methyei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3184: To be intoxicated with wine, be drunk. From another form of methe; to drink to intoxication, i.e. Get drunk.
(21) For.--Here follows a description of the conduct and mode of proceeding at this feast, which renders it impossible, as stated in 1Corinthians 11:20, for it to be a Lord's Supper. Every one greedily seizes (takes before distribution is made) what he has brought with him, and appropriates it to his own individual use, instead of making it a contribution to the general and common supply. Every one comes to eat his own supper, and not the Lord's Supper. And the result is that while some poor man, who has not been able to bring enough for himself, remains unfed, some rich man, drinking the wine which he brought, and which he has not shared with others, is drunken. (See Note on 1Corinthians 11:34.)

Verse 21. - For in eating; rather, in your eating. Every one. All who have themselves contributed a share to the common meal. Taketh before other his own supper. It is as if they had come together only to eat, not to partake of a holy sacrament. The abuse rose from the connection of the Lord's Supper with the agape, or love feast, a social gathering of Christian brothers, to which each, as in the Greek eranoi, or "club feasts," contributed his share. The abuse led to the separation of the agape from the Holy Communion, and ultimately to the entire disuse of the former at religious gatherings. One is hungry. The poor man, who has been unable to contribute to the meal which was intended to be an exhibition of Christian love, looked on with grudging eyes and craving appetite, while the rich had more than enough. Is drunken. "St. Paul draws the picture in strong colours, and who can say that the reality was less strong?" (Meyer). Calvin says, "It is portentous that Satan should have accomplished so much in so short a time." But the remark was, perhaps, dictated by the wholly mistaken fancy that the Church of the apostolic days was exceptionally pure. On the contrary, many of the heathen converts were unable at once to break the spell of their old habits, and few modern Churches present a spectacle so deplorable as that which we here find in the apostolic Church of Corinth. It is quite obvious that Church discipline must have been almost in abeyance if such grave scandals could exist uncorrected and apparently unreproved. 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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