1 Corinthians 11 New Matthew Bible (NMB)
11 1 Follow me, as I do Christ.
He rebukes them for abuse and for disorder concerning the sacrament of the body and blood of Christ, and brings them again to the first institution.
2 I commend you, brethren, that you remember me in all things, and keep the observances even as I delivered them to you.
3 I would that you understood that Christ is the head of every man. And the man is the woman’s head. And God is Christ’s head. 4 Every man praying or prophesying, having anything on his head, dishonours his head. 5 Every woman who prays or prophesies bare-headed dishonours her head, for it is one and the very same thing as if she were shaven. 6 If the woman is not covered, let her also be shorn. If it is dishonourable for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her cover her head.
7 A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God. The woman is the glory of the man, 8 for the man is not of the woman, but the woman of the man. 9 Neither was the man created for the woman’s sake, but the woman for the man’s sake. 10 For this reason, the woman ought to have a sign of authority on her head – for the angels’ sakes. 11 Nevertheless, neither is the man independent of the woman, nor the woman independent of the man in the Lord. 12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man by the woman; but all is of God.
13 Judge in yourselves if it is befitting that a woman pray to God bare-headed. 14 Or does not nature teach you that it is discreditable for a man if he has long hair, 15 and brings praise to a woman if she has long hair? For her hair is given her to cover her with. 16 If there is anyone among you who is inclined to argue, let him know that we have no such custom, nor do the congregations of God.
17 Now this I warn you of and do not commend: that you come together not for the better, but for the worse. 18 First of all, when you come together in the congregation, I hear that there is dissension among you. And I believe it as to some, 19 for there must be sects among you, so that those who are sound among you may be known.
20 When you come together, a person cannot eat the Lord’s Supper, 21 because everyone begins ahead to eat his own supper. And one is hungry, and another is drunk. 22 Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you think nothing of the congregation of God, and shame those who have not? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you? In this I do not praise you.
23 That which I delivered to you, I received from the Lord. For the Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and thanked, and broke, and said, Take ye, and eat; this is my body which is broken for you. This do in the remembrance of me. 25 In the same manner he took the cup when supper was done, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood; this do as oft as you drink it, in remembrance of me.
26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you show the Lord’s death till he comes. 27 Therefore whosoever eats of this bread or drinks of this cup unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Let a person therefore examine himself, and thus let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For he who eats or drinks unworthily, eats and drinks his own damnation, because he does not discern the Lord’s body. 30 For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep. 31 If we truly judged ourselves, we would not be judged. 32 But when we are judged by the Lord, we are chastened, so that we may not be condemned with the world.
33 Therefore 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 do not come together unto condemnation.
Other things I will set in order when I come.