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1 Corinthians 11:31 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But if we discerned ourselves, we should not be judged.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But if we judged ourselves, so were we not judged.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— If, however, we had been setting, ourselves, apart, we had not, in that case, been coming under judgment;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for if ourselves we were discerning, we would not be being judged,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For if we would iudge our selues, we should not be iudged.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For if we judge ourselves, we shall not be judged.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
if 1487
{1487} Prime
A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.
we would judge 1252
{1252} Prime
From G1223 and G2919; to separate thoroughly, that is, (literally and reflexively) to withdraw from, or (by implication) oppose; figuratively to discriminate (by implication decide), or (reflexively) hesitate.
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
ourselves, 1438
{1438} Prime
(Including all the other cases); from a reflexive pronoun otherwise obsolete and the genitive (dative or accusative) of G0846; him (her, it, them, also [in conjunction with the personal pronoun of the other persons] my, thy, our, your) -self (-selves), etc.
we should y302
[0302] Standard
A primary particle, denoting a supposition, wish, possibility or uncertainty.
not 3756
{3756} Prime
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
be judged. 2919
{2919} Prime
Properly to distinguish, that is, decide (mentally or judicially); by implication to try, condemn, punish.
<5712> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 83
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Corinthians 11:31

_ _ if we would judge ourselves — Most of the oldest manuscripts, read “But,” not “For.” Translate also literally “If we duly judged ourselves, we should not be (or not have been) judged,” that is, we should escape (or have escaped) our present judgments. In order to duly judge or “discern [appreciate] the Lord’s body,” we need to “duly judge ourselves.” A prescient warning against the dogma of priestly absolution after full confession, as the necessary preliminary to receiving the Lord’s Supper.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Corinthians 11:23-34.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Corinthians 11:31

If we would judge ourselves — As to our knowledge, and the design with which we approach the Lord's table. We should not be thus judged — That is, punished by God.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Corinthians 11:31

For if we would (n) judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

(n) Try and examine ourselves, by faith and repentance, separating ourselves from the wicked.

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1 Corinthians 11:28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of [that] bread, and drink of [that] cup.
Psalms 32:3-5 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long. ... I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
Jeremiah 31:18-20 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself [thus]; Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed [to the yoke]: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou [art] the LORD my God. ... [Is] Ephraim my dear son? [is he] a pleasant child? for since I spake against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the LORD.
Luke 15:18-20 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, ... And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Revelation 2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Revelation 3:2-3 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. ... Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
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