1 Corinthians 11:1-22New American Standard Bible (NASB)
11 Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.
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 [a]Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of [b]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 [c]whose head is shaved.6 For if a woman does not cover [d]her head, let her also [e]have her hair cut off; but if it is disgraceful for a woman to [f]have her hair cut off or [g]her head shaved, let her cover [h]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 [i]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 the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels.11 However, in the Lord, neither is woman [j]independent of man, nor is man [k]independent of woman.12 For as the woman [l]originates from the man, so also the man has his birth through the woman; and all things [m]originate from God.13 Judge [n]for yourselves: 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 [o]other practice, nor have the churches of God.
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 [p]as a church, I hear that [q]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 [r]evident among you.20 Therefore when you meet together, 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 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.
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