1 Corinthians 11:1-16 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 .

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