1 Corinthians 11:1-16 New Life Version (NLV)
11 Follow my way of thinking as I follow Christ.
How Christian Women Should Live
2 I think you have done well because you always remember me and have followed the things I taught you. 3 I want you to know that Christ is the head of every man. The husband is the head of his wife. God is the head of Christ. 4 If any man prays or preaches with his head covered, he does not give honor to Christ. 5 Every woman who prays or preaches without her head covered does not respect her head. It is the same as if she had her hair cut off. 6 If a woman does not cover her head, she might as well cut off her hair also. If a woman is ashamed to have her hair cut off, she should cover her head. 7 Man is made like God and His shining-greatness. For this reason a man should not have his head covered when he prays or preaches, but the woman respects the man. 8 Man was not made from woman. Woman was made from man, 9 and man was not made for woman. Woman was made for man. 10 For this reason a woman should have a covering on her head. This shows she respects man. This is for the angels to see also. 11 In God’s plan women need men and men need women. 12 Woman was made from man, but man is born of woman. God made all things.
13 Think this over yourselves. Does it look right for a woman to pray with no covering on her head? 14 Have we not already learned that it is a shame for a man to have long hair? 15 But a woman can be proud to have long hair. Her hair is given to her for a covering. 16 If anyone wants to argue about this, my answer is that this is what we teach, and all the churches agree with me.