0 SAB 1 Corinthians 11

Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. 7:18

Trivia: Who helped Paul write First Corinthians?

1 Corinthians


Follow and obey me

1Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

Follow me, as I follow Christ.

2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.

I praise you for obeying me.

Women, heads, head coverings, and long hair

3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

The head of every man is Christ.

The head of every woman is a man. [1]

And the head of Christ is God.[2]

4Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.

If a man prays or prophesies with his head covered,

he dishonors his head.

5But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.

But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head.

6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.

A woman who refuses to cover her head

must have her head shaved.

7For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.

A man shouldn't cover his head,

because he is the image and glory of God.

But the woman is the glory of the man.

8For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.

Because the man wasn't made from the woman,

but the woman from the man.

9Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.

And the man wasn't created for the woman,

but the woman for the man.

10For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.

11 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.

12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.

So the woman should have power on her head

because of the angels.

13Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?

Judge for yourself: Is it proper for a woman to pray uncovered?

14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?

Isn't it unnatural for a man to have long hair? [3]

15But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.

16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.

But a woman's long hair is her glory.

The Lord's supper (do your eating and drinking at home)

17 Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.

18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.

19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

20When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper.

When you come gather together,

you're not coming to eat the Lord's supper.

21 For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.

You're coming to eat and get drunk.

22What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.

Don't you have houses where you can eat and drink?

23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:

On the night Jesus was betrayed,

24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.

He took bread and said, "This is my body."

25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.

And he took a cup and said, "This is my blood."

27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.

If you eat the bread and drink the cup of the Lord unworthily,

you'll be guilty of his body and blood,

29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.

and you will be damned.

30For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.

That's why so many of you are weak, sick, and dead. [4]

34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.

So if you're hungry, eat at home.

I'll deal with the rest of your problems on my next visit.


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