1 Corinthians 11
Christian Order1 a Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ. 2 Now b I praise you because you c remember me in everything and d hold firmly to the traditions, just as I delivered them to you. 3 But I want you to understand that ▼
▼ I.e. the MessiahChrist is the f head of every man, and g the man is the head of a woman, and God is the h head of ▼
▼ I.e. the MessiahChrist. 4 Every man who has something on his head while praying or j prophesying disgraces his head. 5 But every k woman who has her head uncovered while praying or prophesying disgraces her head, for she is one and the same as the woman ▼
▼ Lit who is shavedwhose head is m shaved. 6 For if a woman does not cover ▼ her head, let her also ▼
▼ Lit shear herselfhave her hair cut off; but if it is disgraceful for a woman to ▼
▼ Lit shear herselfhave her hair cut off or ▼ her head shaved, let her cover ▼ her head. 7 For a man ought not to have his head covered, since he is the s image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man. 8 For t man ▼
▼ Lit is not fromdoes not originate from woman, but woman from man; 9 for indeed man was not created for the woman’s sake, but v woman for the man’s sake. 10 Therefore the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels. 11 However, in the Lord, neither is woman ▼
▼ Lit withoutindependent of man, nor is man ▼
▼ Lit withoutindependent of woman. 12 For as the woman ▼
▼ Lit isoriginates from the man, so also the man has his birth through the woman; and z all things ▼
▼ Lit areoriginate ab from God. 13 ac Judge ▼
▼ Lit infor yourselves: is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? 14 Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him, 15 but if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her? For her hair is given to her for a covering. 16 But if one is inclined to be contentious ae we have no ▼
▼ Lit suchother practice, nor have ag the churches of God. 17 But in giving this instruction ah I do not praise you, because you come together not for the better but for the worse. 18 For, in the first place, when you come together ▼
▼ Lit in churchas a church, I hear that ▼
▼ Lit schisms, ak divisions exist among you; and in part I believe it. 19 For there al must also be factions among you, am so that those who are approved may become ▼
▼ Or manifestevident among you. 20 Therefore when you meet together, it is not to eat the Lord’s Supper, 21 for in your eating each one takes his own supper first; and one is hungry and ao another is drunk. 22 What! Do you not have houses in which to eat and drink? Or do you despise the ap church of God and aq shame those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall ar I praise you? In this I will not praise you.
The Lord’s Supper23 For as I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that at the Lord Jesus in the night in which 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; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25 In the same way He took au the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the av 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 the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death aw until He comes. 27 Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be ax guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. 28 But a man must ay examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly. 30 For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number ▼
▼ I.e. are dead, ba sleep. 31 But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged. 32 But when we are judged, we are bb disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with bc the world. 33 So then, my brethren, when you come together to eat, wait for one another. 34 If anyone is bd hungry, let him eat be at home, so that you will not come together for judgment. The remaining matters I will bf arrange bg when I come.
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