1 Corinthians 11

Be ye imitators of me, as I am of the Messiah. Moreover I commend you, my Brethren, that in all things ye are mindful of me, and that ye hold fast the precepts as I delivered them to you. And I would have you know, that the head of every man is the Messiah, and the head of the woman is the man, and the head of the Messiah is God. Every man, who prayeth or prophesieth with his head covered, dishonoreth his head. And every woman, who prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered, dishonoreth her head; for she is on a level with her whose head is shaven. For if a woman be not covered, let her also be shorn; but if it be shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. The man, indeed, ought not to cover his head, because he is the likeness and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. For the man was not from the woman, but the woman from the man. Neither was the man created for the woman's sake, but the woman for the man's sake. 10 For this cause ought the woman to have on her head the mark of authority, because of the angels. 11 Nevertheless, the man is not without the woman, nor the woman without the man, in our Lord. 12 For as the woman was from the man, so the man is by the woman; and every thing is from God. 13 Judge for yourselves, among yourselves; is it becoming, that a woman pray to God with her head uncovered? 14 Doth not nature teach you, that in a man, if his hair groweth long, it is a reproach to him? 15 But for a woman, if her hair is abundant, it is a glory to her; for her hair is given to her for a covering. 16 But if any one is contentious about these things, we on our part have no such custom, nor hath the church of God. 17 This which I now enjoin, is not as praising you; for ye have not made progress, but have deteriorated. 18 Because, first; when ye assemble in the church, there are, I hear, divisions among you; and I partly believe it. 19 For there are to be contentions among you, that the approved among you may be known. 20 When therefore ye come together, ye eat and drink, not as is becoming on the day of our Lord. 21 But, one and another proceedeth to eat his own supper; and one is hungry, and another is drunken. 22 What! have ye no houses in which ye can eat and drink? Or, despise ye the church of God, and shame them who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you? In this I praise you not. 23 For I have received from our Lord, that which I imparted to you; that our Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and blessed, and brake it, and said: " Take, eat; this is my body, which is broken for your sakes: thus do ye, in remembrance of me." 25 So, after they had supped, he gave also the cup, and said: " This cup is the new testament in my blood: thus do ye, as often as ye drink it, in remembrance of me." 26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye commemorate the death of our Lord, until his advent. 27 He therefore, who eateth of the bread of the Lord, and drinketh of his cup, and is not worthy of it, is guilty of the blood of the Lord, and of his body. 28 For this reason, a man should examine himself, and then eat of this bread, and drink of this cup: 29 for, whoever eateth and drinketh of it, while he is unworthy, eateth and drinketh condemnation on himself, by not discerning the body of the Lord. 30 For this cause, many among you are diseased and sickly, and many sleep. 31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. 32 But when we are judged by our Lord, we are really chastised, that we may not be condemned with the world. 33 Wherefore, my Brethren, when ye assemble to eat, wait ye one for another. 34 And let him who is hungry, eat at home; that ye may assemble, not for condemnation. And as to other things, I will give you directions when I come.
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