1 Corinthians 11

Christian Order

1 a  Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.

2Now 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. 3But I want you to understand that
I.e. the Messiah
Christ 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 Messiah
4Every man who has something on his head while praying or j  prophesying disgraces his head. 5But 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 shaved
whose head is m  shaved.
6For if a woman does not cover
Lit herself
her head, let her also
Lit shear herself
have her hair cut off; but if it is disgraceful for a woman to
Lit shear herself
have her hair cut off or
Lit herself
her head shaved, let her cover
Lit herself
her head.
7For 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. 8For t  man
Lit is not from
does not originate from woman, but woman from man;
9for indeed man was not created for the woman’s sake, but v  woman for the man’s sake. 10Therefore the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels. 11However, in the Lord, neither is woman
Lit without
independent of man, nor is man
Lit without
independent of woman.
12For as the woman
Lit is
originates from the man, so also the man has his birth through the woman; and z  all things
Lit are
originate ab  from God.
13 ac  Judge
Lit in
for yourselves: is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?
14Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him, 15but if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her? For her hair is given to her for a covering. 16But if one is inclined to be contentious ae  we have no
Lit such
other practice, nor have ag  the churches of God.

17But in giving this instruction ah  I do not praise you, because you come together not for the better but for the worse. 18For, in the first place, when you come together
Lit in church
as a church, I hear that
Lit schisms
ak  divisions exist among you; and in part I believe it.
19For there al  must also be factions among you, am  so that those who are approved may become
Or manifest
evident among you.
20Therefore when you meet together, it is not to eat the Lord’s Supper, 21for in your eating each one takes his own supper first; and one is hungry and ao  another is drunk. 22What! 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 Supper

23For 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; 24and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25In 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.” 26For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death aw  until He comes.

27Therefore 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. 28But a man must ay  examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly. 30For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number
I.e. are dead
ba  sleep.
31But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged. 32But when we are judged, we are bb  disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with bc  the world.

33So then, my brethren, when you come together to eat, wait for one another. 34If 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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