1 Corinthians 11 ©
Paul exhorteth the Corinthians to follow him, as he did Christ. He praiseth them for observing the rules he had given them; and forbiddeth men to pray or prophesy with heads covered, and women with heads uncovered; the covering of the head being a token of subjection. He blameth them for abuses in their religious assemblies, particularly for their divisions, and profanation of the Lord's supper. He remindeth them of the first institution thereof, and sheweth the danger of partaking of it unworthily.
But I would have you know, that ethe head of every man is Christ; and fthe head of the woman is the man; and gthe head of Christ is God.
oNeither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.
For this cause ought the woman to have 2power on her head because of the angels.
Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, tit is a shame unto him?
But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a 3covering.
For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be 4divisions among you; and I partly believe it.
For there must be also 5heresies among you, that they which are xapproved may be made manifest among you.
When ye come together therefore into one place, 6this is not to eat the Lord's supper.
For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh 10damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.
Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.