The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians

Chapter 11

Paul speaks of certain customs of hair and grooming—Heresies will arise that test and prove the faithful—The sacramental emblems are partaken in remembrance of the flesh and blood of Christ—Beware of partaking unworthily.

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

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

 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the ahead of the bwoman is the man; and the chead of Christ is God.

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

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

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

 For 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.

 For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.

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

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

 11 Nevertheless neither is the aman without the woman, neither the bwoman 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.

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

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

 15 But 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 acontentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.

 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 achurch, I hear that there be bdivisions among you; and I partly believe it.

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

 20 When ye come together therefore into one place, athis is not 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.

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

 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 abread:

 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 aremembrance of me.

 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 abread, and drink this cup, ye do bshew the Lord’s cdeath till he come.

 27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this abread, and drink this cup of the Lord, bunworthily, shall cbe dguilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

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

 29 For he that eateth and drinketh aunworthily, eateth and drinketh bdamnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.

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

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

 32 But when we are judged, we are achastened 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.

 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.