1 Corinthians 10:17
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English Standard Version
Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.

King James Bible
For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

American Standard Version
seeing that we, who are many, are one bread, one body: for we are all partake of the one bread.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For we, being many, are one bread, one body, all that partake of one bread.

English Revised Version
seeing that we, who are many, are one bread, one body: for we all partake of the one bread.

Webster's Bible Translation
For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

Weymouth New Testament
Since there is one loaf, we who are many are one body; we, all of us, share in that one loaf.

1 Corinthians 10:17 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

For (ὅτι)

Better, seeing that. It begins a new sentence which is dependent on the following proposition: Seeing that there is one bread, we who are many are one body. Paul is deducing the mutual communion of believers from the fact of their communion with their common Lord. By each and all receiving a piece of the one loaf, which represents Christ's body, they signify that they are all bound in one spiritual body, united to Christ and therefore to each other. So Rev., in margin. Ignatius says: "Take care to keep one eucharistic feast only; for there is one flesh of our Lord Jesus Christ, and one cup unto unity of His blood;" i.e., that all may be one by partaking of His blood (Philadelphia, 4).

Body

Passing from the literal sense, the Lord's body (1 Corinthians 10:16), to the figurative sense, the body of believers, the Church.

Partake of (ἐκ μετέχομεν)

Or partake from. That which all eat is taken from (ἐκ) the one loaf, and they eat of it mutually, in common, sharing it among them (μετά). So Ignatius: "That ye come together ἕνα ἄρτον κλῶντες breaking one loaf" (Ephesians, 20).

1 Corinthians 10:17 Parallel Commentaries

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we being.

1 Corinthians 12:12,27 For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ...

Romans 12:5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

Galatians 3:26-28 For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus...

Ephesians 1:22,23 And has put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church...

Ephesians 2:15,16 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances...

Ephesians 3:6 That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:

Ephesians 4:12,13 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ...

Ephesians 4:25 Why putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.

Colossians 2:19 And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together...

Colossians 3:11,15 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all...

that.

1 Corinthians 10:3,4,21 And did all eat the same spiritual meat...

1 Corinthians 11:26-28 For as often as you eat this bread, and drink this cup, you do show the Lord's death till he come...

Cross References
Romans 12:5
so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.

1 Corinthians 12:12
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.

1 Corinthians 12:27
Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.

Ephesians 2:16
and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.

Ephesians 4:4
There is one body and one Spirit--just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call--

Ephesians 4:16
from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

Colossians 3:15
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

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