The Lord's Supper
But in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse.
For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, r I hear that there are divisions among you. And I believe it in part,
for s there must be factions among you in order t that those who are genuine among you may be recognized.
When you come together, it is not the Lord's supper that you eat.
For in eating, each one goes ahead with his own meal. One goes hungry, u another gets drunk.
What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise v the church of God and w humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I commend you in this? No, I will not.
For x I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that y the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread,
and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, "This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me."
In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me."
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death z until he comes.
a Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord b in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning c the body and blood of the Lord.
d Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself.
That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some e have died.
f But if we judged ourselves truly, we would not be judged.
But when we are judged by the Lord, g we are disciplined so that we may not be h condemned along with the world.
So then, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for one another -
i if anyone is hungry, j let him eat at home - so that when you come together it will not be for judgment. About the other things k I will give directions l when I come.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
1 Corinthians 1:10 - 12
I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.
1 Corinthians 3:3
For you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way?
Woe to the world for temptations to sin! For it is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the one by whom the temptation comes!
And he said to his disciples, "Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come!
And from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them.
1 Timothy 4:1
Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons.
2 Peter 2:1
But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.
1 John 2:19
They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might become plain that they all are not of us.
You shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams. For the Lord your God is testing you, to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
2 Peter 2:13
Suffering wrong as the wage for their wrongdoing. They count it pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, while they feast with you.
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.
Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.
Whoever mocks the poor insults his Maker; he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.
But you have dishonored the poor man. Are not the rich the ones who oppress you, and the ones who drag you into court?
1 Corinthians 15:3
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures.
For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 11:23 - 25
For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread.
Matthew 26:26 - 28
Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, "Take, eat; this is my body.
Mark 14:22 - 24
And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, "Take; this is my body.
Luke 22:19 - 20
And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.
Jesus said to him, "If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!
Speak to the people of Israel, saying, If any one of you or of your descendants is unclean through touching a dead body, or is on a long journey, he shall still keep the Passover to the Lord.
But if anyone who is clean and is not on a journey fails to keep the Passover, that person shall be cut off from his people because he did not bring the Lord 's offering at its appointed time; that man shall bear his sin.
Then after he had taken the morsel, Satan entered into him. Jesus said to him, "What you are going to do, do quickly.
I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.
John 6:53 - 56
So Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.
2 Corinthians 13:5
Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? - unless indeed you fail to meet the test!
But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor.
The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
My son, do not despise the Lord 's discipline or be weary of his reproof.
And the free gift is not like the result of that one man's sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification.
1 Corinthians 11:21
For in eating, each one goes ahead with his own meal. One goes hungry, another gets drunk.
1 Corinthians 11:22
What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I commend you in this? No, I will not.
1 Corinthians 7:17
Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. This is my rule in all the churches.
This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you -
1 Corinthians 4:19
But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I will find out not the talk of these arrogant people but their power.