1 Corinthians 11 New American Standard Bible

11 1  Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ .

The Covering of Women's Heads

2  Now I praise you because you remember me in everything and hold firmly to the traditions , just as I delivered them to you. 3  But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man , and the man is the head of a woman , and God is the head of Christ . 4  Every man who has something on his head while praying or prophesying disgraces his head . 5  But every woman who has her head uncovered while praying or prophesying disgraces her head , for she is one and the same as the woman whose head is shaved . 6  For if a woman does not cover her head, let her also have her hair cut off ; but if it is disgraceful for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved , let her cover her head. 7  For a man ought not to have his head covered , since he is the image and glory of God ; but the woman is the glory of man . 8  For man does not originate from woman , but woman from man ; 9  for indeed man was not created for the woman's sake , but woman for the man's sake . 10  Therefore e the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head , because of the angels . 11  However , in the Lord , neither is woman independent of man , nor is man independent of woman . 12  For as the woman originates from the man , so also the man has his birth through the woman ; and all things originate from God . 13  Judge for yourselves e : is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered ? 14  Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair , it is a dishonor to him, 15  but if a woman has long hair , it is a glory to her? For her hair is given to her for a covering . 16  But if one is inclined to be contentious , we have no other practice , nor have the churches of God .

Disorder at the Lord's Supper

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

The Institution of the Lord's Supper

23  For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which 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 way He took the cup also 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 the cup , you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes .

Partaking of the Supper Unworthily

27  Therefore whoever e eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner , shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord . 28  But a man must examine himself , and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup . 29  For he who eats and drinks , eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly. 30  For this reason many among you are weak and sick , and a number sleep . 31  But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged . 32  But when we are judged , we are disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with the world . 33  So then , my brethren , when you come together to eat , wait for one another . 34  If anyone is hungry , let him eat at home , so that you will not come together for judgment . The remaining matters I will arrange when I come .

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