Nov
2012

The Greek adverb anaxios

When given their English equivalent spellings, the Greek adjective anaxios and the Greek adverb anaxios appear to be the same word.  Although these two Greek terms are quite similar in the Greek language, they are different terms.

The Greek adverb anaxios is found in 1 Cor. 11:271 Cor. 11:27
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat the bread or drink the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord.

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and in some of our manuscripts for 1 Cor. 11:291 Cor. 11:29
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

29 For he that eateth and drinketh, eateth and drinketh judgment unto himself, if he discern not the body.

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.  A simple definition for this adverb is “unworthy manner.”

Paul warned the Corinthians about partaking of the Lord’s Supper in an unworthy manner.  Of course, every other aspect of worship may also be done in an unworthy way.