1 Corinthians 11

Be imitators of me, just as I am of Christ. Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things, and keep the traditions, just as I delivered them to you. But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. Every man praying or prophesying, while having his head covered, dishonours his head. But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonours her head: for it is the same as if her head were shaven. For if the woman will not be covered, let her also be shorn: but if it is shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. For the man is not from the woman; but the woman from the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man. 10 For this reason the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels. 11 Nevertheless, in the Lord, the woman is not independent of the man, nor is the man independent of the woman. 12 For as the woman was made from the man, even so the man is born from the woman; but all things are from God. 13 Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a woman pray to God uncovered? 14 Does not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man has long hair, it is a shame to him? 15 But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering. 16 But if any man is inclined to be contentious, we have no other custom, nor do the churches of God. 17 Now in the following instructions I do not praise you, for you come together not for the better, but for the worse. 18 For, first of all, when you come together as the church, I hear that there are divisions among you; and I partly believe it. 19 For there must be factions among you, so that those who are approved may be made evident among you. 20 When you come together in one place, it is not to eat the Lord's supper. 21 For in eating every one goes ahead with his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. 22 What? do you not have houses in which to eat and to drink? or do you despise the church of God, and shame those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I will not. 23 For I have received from the Lord that which I also delivered 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: do this in remembrance of me. 25 In the same manner he took the cup, after supper, 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 shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Let a man examine himself before he eats of the bread, and drinks of the cup. 29 For he who eats and drinks unworthily, not discerning the Lord's body, eats and drinks judgement upon himself. 30 For this reason many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. 31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. 32 But when we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. 33 Therefore, my brethren, when you come together to eat, wait for one another. 34 And if any man is hungry, let him eat at home; so you do not come together to be condemned. And the rest I will set in order when I come.
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