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1 Corinthians 11:2

    1 Corinthians 11:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Now I praise you, brothers, that you remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now I praise you that ye remember me in all things, and hold fast the traditions, even as I delivered them to you.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now I am pleased to see that you keep me in memory in all things, and that you give attention to the teaching which was handed down from me to you.

    Webster's Revision

    Now I praise you that ye remember me in all things, and hold fast the traditions, even as I delivered them to you.

    World English Bible

    Now I praise you, brothers, that you remember me in all things, and hold firm the traditions, even as I delivered them to you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now I praise you that ye remember me in all things, and hold fast the traditions, even as I delivered them to you.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 11:2

    That ye remember me in all things - It appears that the apostle had previously given them a variety of directions relative to the matters mentioned here; that some had paid strict attention to them, and that others had not; and that contentions and divisions were the consequences, which he here reproves and endeavors to rectify. While Paul and Apollos had preached among them, they had undoubtedly prescribed every thing that was necessary to be observed in the Christian worship: but it is likely that those who joined in idol festivals wished also to introduce something relative to the mode of conducting the idol worship into the Christian assembly, which they might think was an improvement on the apostle's plan.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 11:2

    Now I praise you, brethren - Paul always chose to commend Christians when it could be done, and never seemed to suppose that such praise would be injurious to them. See the note at 1 Corinthians 1:4-5. On this occasion he was the more ready to praise them as far as it could be done, because there were some things in regard to them in which he would have occasion to reprove them.

    That ye remember me in all things - That you are disposed to regard my authority and seek my direction in all matters pertaining to the good order of the church. There can be little doubt that they had consulted him in their letter (1 Corinthians 7:1) about the proper manner in which a woman ought to demean herself if she was called upon, under the influence of divine inspiration, to utter anything in public. The question seems to have been, whether, since she was inspired, it was proper for her to retain the marks ef her inferiority of rank, and remain covered; or whether the fact of her inspiration did not release her from that obligation, and make it proper that she should lay aside her veil, and appear as public speakers did among people. To this the apostle refers, probably, in the phrase "all things," that even in matters of this kind, pertaining to the good order of the church, they were disposed to regard his authority.

    And keep the ordinances - Margin, "Traditions" (τὰς παραδώσεις tas paradōseis). The word does not refer to anything that had been delivered down from a former generation, or from former times, as the word "tradition" now usually signifies; but it means that which had been "delivered to them (παραδίδωμι paradidōmi); that is, by the apostles." The apostles had "delivered" to them certain doctrines, or rules, respecting the good order and the government of the church; and they had in general observed them, and were disposed still to do it. For this disposition to regard his authority, and to keep what he had enjoined, he commends them. He proceeds to specify what would be proper in regard to the particular subject on which they had made inquiry.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Corinthians 11:2

    11:2 I praise you - The greater part of you.