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1 Corinthians 11:32

    1 Corinthians 11:32 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But if punishment does come, it is sent by the Lord, so that we may be safe when the world is judged.

    Webster's Revision

    But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.

    World English Bible

    But when we are judged, we are punished by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 11:32

    But when we are judged - See on 1 Corinthians 11:29 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 11:32

    But when we are judged - This is added, evidently, to console those who had been afflicted on account of their improper manner of observing the Lord's Supper. The sense is, that though they were thus afflicted by God; though he had manifested his displeasure at the manner in which they had observed the ordinance, yet the divine judgment in the case was not inexorable. They were not regarded by God as wholly strangers to piety, and would not be lost forever. They should not be alarmed, therefore, as if there was no mercy for them; but they should rather regard their calamities as the chastening of the Lord on his own children, and as designed for their salvation.

    We are chastened of the Lord - It is "his" act; and it is not vengeance and wrath; but it is to be regarded as the chastisement of a father's hand, in order that we should not be condemned with the wicked. "We are under the discipline" (παιδευόμεθα paideuometha) of the Lord; we are dealt with as children, and are corrected as by the hand of a father; compare Hebrews 12:5-10, and 2 Corinthians 6:9. The design of God's correcting his children is, that they should be "reclaimed," and not "destroyed."

    That we should not be condemned with the world - It is implied here:

    (1) That the world - those who were not Christians, would be condemned;

    (2) That Paul regarded the Corinthians, whom he addressed, and who had even been guilty of this improper manner of observing the Lord's Supper, and who had been punished for it as true Christians; and,

    (3) That the purpose which God had in view in inflicting these judgments on them was, that they might be purified, and enlightened, and recovered from their errors, and saved. This is the design of God in the calamities and judgments which he brings on his own children - And so now, if he afflicts us, or leaves us to darkness, or follows the communion with the tokens of his displeasure, it is, that we may be recovered to a deeper sense of our need of him; to juster views of the ordinance; and to a more earnest wish to obtain his favor.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Corinthians 11:32

    11:32 When we are thus judged, it is with this merciful design, that we may not be finally condemned with the world.