but every wife[a] who prays or (A)prophesies (B)with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same (C)as if her head were shaven. For if a wife will not cover her head, then she should cut her hair short. But since it is disgraceful for a wife to cut off her hair or shave her head, let her cover her head. For a man ought not to cover his head, since (D)he is the image and glory of God, but (E)woman is the glory of man. For (F)man was not made from woman, but woman from man. Neither was man created for woman, but (G)woman for man. 10 That is why a wife ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels.[b] 11 Nevertheless, (H)in the Lord woman is not independent of man nor man of woman; 12 for as woman was made from man, so man is now born of woman. And (I)all things are from God. 13 Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a wife to pray to God with her head uncovered?

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  1. 1 Corinthians 11:5 In verses 5–13, the Greek word gunē is translated wife in verses that deal with wearing a veil, a sign of being married in first-century culture
  2. 1 Corinthians 11:10 Or messengers, that is, people sent to observe and report

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