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1 Corinthians 11:26

    1 Corinthians 11:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For as often as you eat this bread, and drink this cup, you do show the Lord's death till he come.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink the cup, ye proclaim the Lord's death till he come.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For whenever you take the bread and the cup you give witness to the Lord's death till he comes.

    Webster's Revision

    For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink the cup, ye proclaim the Lord's death till he come.

    World English Bible

    For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink the cup, ye proclaim the Lord's death till he come.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 11:26

    Ye do show the Lord's death - As in the passover they showed forth the bondage they had been in, and the redemption they had received from it; so in the eucharist they showed forth the sacrificial death of Christ, and the redemption from sin derived from it.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 11:26

    For as often - Whenever you do this.

    Ye eat this bread - This is a direct and positive refutation of the doctrine of the papists that the bread is changed into the real body of the Lord Jesus. Here it is expressly called "bread" - bread still - bread after the consecration. Before the Saviour instituted the ordinance he took "bread" - it was bread then: it was "bread" which he "blessed" and "broke;" and it was bread when it was given to them; and it was bread when Paul says here that they ate. How then can it be pretended that it is anything else but bread? And what an amazing and astonishing absurdity it is to believe that that bread is changed into the flesh and blood of Jesus Christ (transubstantiation or consubstantiation)!

    Ye do show the Lord's death - You set forth, or exhibit in an impressive manner, the fact that he was put to death; you exhibit the emblems of his broken body and shed blood, and your belief of the fact that he died. This shows that the ordinance was to be so far public as to be a proper showing forth of their belief in the death of the Saviour. It should be public. It is one mode of professing attachment to the Redeemer; and its public observance often has a most impressive effect on those who witness its observance.

    Till he come - Until he returns to judge the world. This demonstrates:

    (1) That it was the steady belief of the primitive church that the Lord Jesus would return to judge the world; and,

    (2) That it was designed that this ordinance should be perpetuated, and observed to the end of time. In every generation, therefore, and in every place where there are Christians, it is to be observed, until the Son of God shall return; and the necessity of its observance shall cease only when the whole body of the redeemed shall be permitted to see their Lord, and there shall be no need of those emblems to remind them of him, for all shall see him as he is.