1 Corinthians 11

Roles in Worship

You are to imitate me, just as I [imitate] Christ. Now I commend you for remembering me in everything and [for] maintaining the traditions, just as I passed [them] on to you. But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, and [the] head of [the] woman [is] man, and [the] head of Christ [is] God. Every man [who] prays or prophesies with [his] head covered dishonors his head. And every woman [who] prays or prophesies with [her] head uncovered dishonors her head, for it is just [as if] her head were shaved. If a woman {does} not cover her head, she should have her hair cut off. And if [it is] shameful for a woman to have her hair cut or shaved off, she should cover her head. A man ought not to cover [his] head, [since] he is [the] image and glory of God; but the woman is [the] glory of man. For man did not come from woman, but woman from man. Neither {was} man created for woman, but woman for man. 10  For this reason a woman ought to have a sign of authority on [her] head, because of the angels. 11  In [the] Lord, however, woman [is] not independent [of] man, nor [is] man independent of woman. 12  For just as woman [came] from man, so also man [is] born of woman. But everything [comes] from God. 13  Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? 14  Doesn’t nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him, 15  but [that] if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering. 16  If anyone is inclined to dispute [this] , we have no [other] practice, nor [do] the churches of God.

Sharing in the Lord's Supper

17  In the [following] instructions I have no praise to offer, because your gatherings do more harm than good. 18  First of all, I hear that [when] you come together as a church, there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it. 19  And indeed, there must be differences among you to show which of you are approved. 20  Now then, [when] you come together, it is not [the] Lord’s Supper you eat. 21  For as you eat, many [of you] proceed with [your] own meal {to the exclusion of others} . While [one] remains hungry, [another] gets drunk. 22  Don’t you have [your own] homes in which to eat and drink? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What can I say to you? Shall I praise you for this? No I will not! 23  For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: that the Lord Jesus, on the night He was betrayed, took bread, 24  and when He had given thanks, He broke [it] and said, “This is My body, which [is] for you;
BYZ and TR which is broken for you
do this in remembrance of Me.”
25  In the same way, after supper [He took] the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink [it] , in remembrance of Me.” 26  For as often as you eat this bread and drink [this] cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes. 27  Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. 28  Each one must examine himself [before] he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup. 29  For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. 30  That is why many among you [are] weak and sick, and a number [of you] have fallen asleep. 31  Now if we judged ourselves {properly} , we would not come under judgment. 32  But when we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned with the world. 33  So, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for one another. 34  If anyone is hungry, he should eat at home, so that when you come together [it will not result] in judgment. And when I come, I will give instructions about the remaining matters.
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