1 Corinthians 11:1-16 American Standard Version

11 Be ye imitators of me, even as I also am of Christ.

The Covering of Women's Heads

2  Now I praise you that ye remember me in all things, and hold fast the traditions, even as I delivered them to you. 3  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. 4  Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoreth his head. 5  But every woman praying or prophesying with her head unveiled dishonoreth her head; for it is one and the same thing as if she were shaven. 6  For if a woman is not veiled, let her also be shorn: but if it is a shame to a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be veiled. 7  For a man indeed ought not to have his head veiled, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. 8  For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man: 9  for neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man: 10  for this cause ought the woman to have [a sign of] authority on her head, because of the angels. 11  Nevertheless, neither is the woman without the man, nor the man without the woman, in the Lord. 12  For as the woman is of the man, so is the man also by the woman; but all things are of God. 13  Judge ye in yourselves: is it seemly that a woman pray unto God unveiled? 14  Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a dishonor to him? 15  But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering. 16  But if any man seemeth to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.

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