1 Corinthians 16

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1 Corinthians 16
POxy1008 (1Co 7.33-8.4).jpg
1 Corinthians 7:33–8:4 in Papyrus 15, written in the 3rd century.
BookFirst Epistle to the Corinthians
CategoryPauline epistles
Christian Bible partNew Testament
Order in the Christian part7

1 Corinthians 16 is the sixteenth (and also the last) chapter of the First Epistle to the Corinthians in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. It is authored by Paul the Apostle and Sosthenes in Ephesus. Verse 8 confirms that Paul was in Ephesus when the letter was composed, and verse 21 confirms that the majority of the letter was scribed by an amanuensis.


The original text was written in Koine Greek. This chapter is divided into 24 verses.

Textual versions[edit]

Some early manuscripts containing this chapter are:

Verse 22[edit]

New King James Version

If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed. O Lord, come[1]

King James Version

If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.[2]
  • "Lord Jesus Christ": The Vulgate Latin, the Syriac and Ethiopian versions read "our Lord".[3]
  • "Anathema": Hebrew: cherem; signifies "anything separated and devoted to holy uses" as also used in the Septuagint in Leviticus 27:28, and in the New TestamentLuke 21:5.[3] If isolated to any other purposes, may entail a curse on persons, so it is often translated "accursed", as in Romans 9:3; 1 Corinthians 12:3; Galatians 1:8-9). Here it is suggested that the persons who don't love Jesus as the Lord should be separated from their communion, as rendered in the Arabic version, "let him be separated", i.e., from the church.[3]
  • "Maranatha": the Ethiopian version, joining it with the former word, renders the whole "let him be anathema in the coming of our Lord", rather than two words, "maran atha", "our Lord comes", as added by the apostle.[3]

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