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1 Corinthians 1:11

    1 Corinthians 1:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For it has been declared to me of you, my brothers, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For it hath been signified unto me concerning you, my brethren, by them that are of the household of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Because it has come to my knowledge, through those of the house of Chloe, that there are divisions among you, my brothers.

    Webster's Revision

    For it hath been signified unto me concerning you, my brethren, by them that are of the household of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.

    World English Bible

    For it has been reported to me concerning you, my brothers, by those who are from Chloe's household, that there are contentions among you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For it hath been signified unto me concerning you, my brethren, by them which are of the household of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:11

    By them which are of the house of Chloe - This was doubtless some very religious matron at Corinth, whose family were converted to the Lord; some of whom were probably sent to the apostle to inform him of the dissensions which then prevailed in the Church at that place. Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus, mentioned 1 Corinthians 16:17, were probably the sons of this Chloe.

    Contentions - Εριδες, Altercations; produced by the σχισματα, divisions, mentioned above. When once they had divided, they must necessarily have contended, in order to support their respective parties.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 1:11

    For it hath been declared unto me - Of the contentions existing in the church at Corinth, it is evident that they had not informed him in the letter which they had sent; see 1 Corinthians 7:1, compare the introduction. He had incidentally heard of their contentions.

    My brethren - A token of affectionate regard, evincing his love for them, and his deep interest in their welfare, even when he administered a needed rebuke.

    Of the house of Chloe - Of the family of Chloe. It is most probable that Chloe was a member of the church at Corinth, some of whose family had been at Ephesus when Paul was, and had given him information of the state of things there. Who those members of her family were, is unknown. Grotius conjectures that they were Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus, mentioned in 1 Corinthians 16:17, who brought the letter of the church at Corinth to Paul. But of this there is no certain evidence; perhaps not much probability. If the information had been obtained from them, it is probable that it would have been put in the letter which they bore. The probability is that Paul had received this information before they arrived.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Corinthians 1:11

    1:11 It hath been declared to me by them of the family of Chloe - Whom some suppose to have been the wife of Stephanas, and the mother of Fortunatus and Achaicus. By these three the Corinthians had sent their letter to St. Paul, 1Cor 16:17. That there are contentions - A word equivalent with schisms in the preceding verse .