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1 Corinthians 11:18–20

18 For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, rI hear that there are divisions among you. And I believe it in part,5 19 for sthere must be factions among you in order tthat those who are genuine among you may be recognized. 20 When you come together, it is not the Lord’s supper that you eat.

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1 Corinthians 11:18–20 — The New International Version (NIV)

18 In the first place, I hear that when you come together as a church, there are divisions among you, and to some extent I believe it. 19 No doubt there have to be differences among you to show which of you have God’s approval. 20 So then, when you come together, it is not the Lord’s Supper you eat,

1 Corinthians 11:18–20 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. 19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you. 20 When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord’s supper.

1 Corinthians 11:18–20 — New Living Translation (NLT)

18 First, I hear that there are divisions among you when you meet as a church, and to some extent I believe it. 19 But, of course, there must be divisions among you so that you who have God’s approval will be recognized!

20 When you meet together, you are not really interested in the Lord’s Supper.

1 Corinthians 11:18–20 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

18 For first of all, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it. 19 For there must also be factions among you, that those who are approved may be recognized among you. 20 Therefore when you come together in one place, it is not to eat the Lord’s Supper.

1 Corinthians 11:18–20 — New Century Version (NCV)

18 First, I hear that when you meet together as a church you are divided, and I believe some of this. 19 (It is necessary to have differences among you so that it may be clear which of you really have God’s approval.) 20 When you come together, you are not really eating the Lord’s Supper.

1 Corinthians 11:18–20 — American Standard Version (ASV)

18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that divisions exist among you; and I partly believe it. 19 For there must be also factions among you, that they that are approved may be made manifest among you. 20 When therefore ye assemble yourselves together, it is not possible to eat the Lord’s supper:

1 Corinthians 11:18–20 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

18 For first, when ye come together in assembly, I hear there exist divisions among you, and I partly give credit to it. 19 For there must also be sects among you, that the approved may become manifest among you. 20 When ye come therefore together into one place, it is not to eat the Lord’s supper.

1 Corinthians 11:18–20 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

18 In the first place, I hear that when you gather as a church you split up into opposing groups. I believe some of what I hear. 19 Factions have to exist in order to make it clear who the genuine believers among you are. 

20 When you gather in the same place, you can’t possibly be eating the Lord’s Supper.

1 Corinthians 11:18–20 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

18 For to begin with, I hear that when you come together as a church there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it. 19 There must, indeed, be factions among you, so that those who are approved may be recognized among you. 20 Therefore, when you come together, it is not really to eat the Lord’s Supper.

1 Corinthians 11:18–20 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

18 For, to begin with, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you; and to some extent I believe it. 19 Indeed, there have to be factions among you, for only so will it become clear who among you are genuine. 20 When you come together, it is not really to eat the Lord’s supper.

1 Corinthians 11:18–20 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

18 For in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it. 19 For indeed it is necessary that there be factions among you, in order that those who are approved may become evident among you. 20 Therefore, when you come together in the same place, it is not to eat the Lord’s supper.

1 Corinthians 11:18–20 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

18 First, here is what people are telling me. When you come together as a church, you take sides. And in some ways I believe it. 19 No doubt you need to take sides in order to show which of you God agrees with!

20 When you come together, it is not the Lord’s Supper you eat.

1 Corinthians 11:18–20 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

18 For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that divisions exist among you; and in part I believe it.

19 For there must also be factions among you, so that those who are approved may become evident among you.

20 Therefore when you meet together, it is not to eat the Lord’s Supper,