1 Corinthians 11

1 Imitate me, as I also imitate Christ. a

Instructions about Head Coverings

2 Now I praise you
Other mss add brothers,
because you always remember me and keep the traditions c just as I delivered d them to you.
3 But I want you to know that Christ is the head e of every man, and the man is the head of the woman,
Or the husband is the head of the wife
g and God is the head of Christ. h
4 Every man who prays or prophesies with something on his head dishonors i his head. 5 But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since that is one and the same as having her head shaved. j 6 So if a woman’s head
Lit a woman
is not covered, her hair should be cut off. But if it is disgraceful for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, she should be covered.

7A man, in fact, should not cover his head, because he is God’s image l and glory, m but woman is man’s glory. 8 For man did not come from woman, but woman came from man. n 9 And man was not created for woman, but woman for man. 10This is why a woman should have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels. 11 In the Lord, however, woman is not independent of man, and man is not independent of woman. 12 For just as woman came from man, so man comes through woman, and all things come from God. o

13 Judge p for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? 14Does not even nature itself teach q you that if a man has long hair it is a disgrace r to him, 15 but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? s For her hair is given to her
Other mss omit to her
as a covering.
16 But if anyone wants to argue about this, we have no other
Or no such
custom, nor do the churches of God.

The Lord’s Supper

17 Now in giving the following instruction I do not praise you, since you come together not for the better but for the worse. 18 For to begin with, I hear that when you come together as a church there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it. 19There must, indeed, be factions v among you, so that those who are approved may be recognized among you. 20 Therefore, when you come together, it is not really to eat the Lord’s Supper. w 21 For at the meal, each one eats his own supper ahead of others. So one person is hungry while another gets drunk! 22 Don’t you have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you look down on the church of God and embarrass those who have nothing? What should I say to you? Should I praise you? I do not praise you for this!

23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: x On the night when He was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took bread, 24gave thanks, broke it, and said,
Other mss add “Take, eat.
“This is My body, which is
Other mss add broken
for you. Do this in remembrance of Me.

25In the same way, after supper He also took the cup and said, “This cup is the new covenant ab established by My blood. ac Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me. 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death ad until He comes. ae


27 Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy way will be
guilt/guilty: The liability to be punished for a fault, a sin, an act, or an omission unless there is forgiveness or atonement; the term normally concerns an objective fact, not a subjective feeling.
guilty of sin against the body
Lit be guilty of the body
and blood of the Lord.
28 So a man should examine himself; in this way he should eat the bread and drink from the cup. 29 For whoever eats and drinks without recognizing the body,
Other mss read drinks unworthily, not discerning the Lord’s body
eats and drinks judgment ai on himself.
30This is why many are sick and ill among you, and many have fallen
asleep: A term used in reference to those who have died
asleep. ak
31 If we were properly evaluating ourselves, we would not be judged, 32 but when we are judged, al we are disciplined by the Lord, so that we may not be condemned am with the
world: The organized Satanic system that is opposed to God and hostile to Jesus and His followers. The non-Christian culture including governments, educational systems, and businesses

33 Therefore, my
brother(s): The Greek word adelphoi can be used as a reference to males only or to groups that include males and females. It is the context of each usage that determines the proper meaning.
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 gather together you will not come under judgment. And I will give instructions about the other matters whenever I come. ap
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