1Corinthians 11:21: NIV v. ESV

20 When you come together, it is not the Lord’s Supper you eat, 21 for as you eat, each of you goes ahead without waiting for anybody else. One remains hungry, another gets drunk. (NIV)

20 When you come together, it is not the Lord’s supper that you eat. 21 For in eating, each one goes ahead with his own meal. One goes hungry, another gets drunk. (ESV)

I agree with Craig Blomberg in his NIV Application Commentary (p. 229) that the NIV is "unusually paraphrastic" in v. 21.  By doing so I think we have to dig harder to see the contrast between the Lord’s supper and our own supper (which is what the Corinthians were turning it into.)

Michael Green gives an excellent sixfold summary of the theology of the Lord’s Supper that Paul stresses in verses 17-34: look back (to Christ’s death), look in (in self-examination), look up (fellowship with God), look around (fellowship with each other), look forward (to Christ’s return), and look outward (to proclaim God’s word to others). (ibid, p. 236)

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