1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians 11 ©

1 Paul exhorteth the Corinthians to follow him, as he did Christ. 2 He praiseth them for observing the rules he had given them; 3 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. 17 He blameth them for abuses in their religious assemblies, particularly for their divisions, 20 and profanation of the Lord's supper. 23 He remindeth them of the first institution thereof, and sheweth the danger of partaking of it unworthily.


BE ye afollowers of me, even as I also am of Christ.


Now bI praise you, brethren, that cye remember me in all things, and dkeep the 1ordinances, as I delivered them to you.

b v.17,22.

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.


Every man praying or hprophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.


But ievery woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered jdishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.


kFor if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.


For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, *forasmuch as lhe is the image and glory of God: but mthe woman is the glory of the man.


For nthe man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.


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.


Nevertheless pneither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, qin the Lord.


For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but rall things of God.


sJudge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?


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.


But uif any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither vthe churches of God.


Now in this that I declare unto you wI praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.


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.


yFor in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.


What? zhave ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye athe church of God, and shame them that 7have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.


For bI have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, cThat the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:


And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, dTake, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do 8in remembrance of me.


After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is ethe new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.


For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, 9ye do shew the Lord's death ftill he come.


Wherefore gwhosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.


But hlet a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.


For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh 10damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.


For this cause imany are weak and sickly among you, and many jsleep.


For kif we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.


But when we are judged, we are lchastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.


Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.


And if any man hunger, mlet him eat at home; that ye come not together unto 11condemnation. nAnd the rest will I set in order when I come.

m v.21,22.