1 Corinthians 11:1-16 Bible in Basic English

11 1  So take me for your example, even as I take Christ for mine.

The Covering of Women's Heads

2  Now I am pleased to see that you keep me in memory in all things, and that you give attention to the teaching which was handed down from me to you. 3  But it is important for you to keep this fact in mind, 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 who takes part in prayer, or gives teaching as a prophet, with his head covered, puts shame on his head. 5  But every woman who does so with her head unveiled, puts shame on her head: for it is the same as if her hair was cut off. 6  For if a woman is not veiled, let her hair be cut off; but if it is a shame to a woman to have her hair cut off, let her be veiled. 7  For it is not right for a man to have his head covered, because he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. 8  For the man did not come from the woman, but the woman from the man. 9  And the man was not made for the woman, but the woman for the man. 10  For this reason it is right for the woman to have a sign of authority on her head, because of the angels. 11  But the woman is not separate from the man, and the man is not separate from the woman in the Lord. 12  For as the woman is from the man, so the man is through the woman; but all things are from God. 13  Be judges yourselves of the question: does it seem right for a woman to take part in prayer unveiled? 14  Does it not seem natural to you that if a man has long hair, it is a cause of shame 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 any man will not be ruled in this question, this is not our way of doing things, and it is not done in the churches of God.

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