IX. Dealing with
the Lord's Supper
A. The Rebuking of the Disorder
17 1But I give you 2this charge and do not apraise you, because you bcome together not for the better but for the worse.
18 For first of all, when you come together 1ain the church, I hear that bdivisions exist among you; and some part of it I believe.
19 For there must even be 1parties among you, that those who are 2approved may become 3manifest among you.
20 When therefore you come together in the same place, it is not to eat the 1Lord's supper;
21 For in your eating, each one takes his own 1supper first, and one is hungry and the other is drunk.
22 Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the achurch of God and bput those to shame who have not? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you? In this I do not cpraise you.