1 Corinthians 11:1-16 Darby’s Translation

11 1  Be my imitators, even as I also [am] of Christ.

The Covering of Women's Heads

2  Now I praise you, that in all things ye are mindful of me; and that as I have directed you, ye keep the directions. 3  But I wish you to know that the Christ is the head of every man, but woman's head [is] the man, and the Christ's head God. 4  Every man praying or prophesying, having [anything] on his head, puts his head to shame. 5  But every woman praying or prophesying with her head uncovered puts her own head to shame; for it is one and the same as a shaved [woman]. 6  For if a woman be not covered, let her hair also be cut off. But if [it be] shameful to a woman to have her hair cut off or to be shaved, let her be covered. 7  For man indeed ought not to have his head covered, being God's image and glory; but woman is man's glory. 8  For man is not of woman, but woman of man. 9  For also man was not created for the sake of the woman, but woman for the sake of the man. 10  Therefore ought the woman to have authority on her head, on account of the angels. 11  However, neither [is] woman without man, nor man without woman, in [the] Lord. 12  For as the woman [is] of the man, so also [is] the man by the woman, but all things of God. 13  Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman should pray to God uncovered? 14  Does not even nature itself teach you, that man, if he have long hair, it is a dishonour to him? 15  But woman, if she have long hair, [it is] glory to her; for the long hair is given [to her] in lieu of a veil. 16  But if any one think to be contentious, we have no such custom, nor the assemblies of God.

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