1 Corinthians 11 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

1 Corinthians 11


1 Corinthians 11:1

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

1 Corinthians 11:2

Now I praise you that ye remember me in all things, and hold fast the traditions, even as I delivered them to you.

1 Corinthians 11:3

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.

1 Corinthians 11:4

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

1 Corinthians 11:5

But every woman praying or prophesying with her head unveiled dishonoreth her head; for it is one and the same thing as if she were shaven.

1 Corinthians 11:6

For if a woman is not veiled, let her also be shorn: but if it is a shame to a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be veiled.

1 Corinthians 11:7

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

1 Corinthians 11:8

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

1 Corinthians 11:9

for neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man:

1 Corinthians 11:10

for this cause ought the woman to have [a sign of] authority on her head, because of the angels.

1 Corinthians 11:11

Nevertheless, neither is the woman without the man, nor the man without the woman, in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 11:12

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

1 Corinthians 11:13

Judge ye in yourselves: is it seemly that a woman pray unto God unveiled?

1 Corinthians 11:14

Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a dishonor to him?

1 Corinthians 11:15

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

1 Corinthians 11:16

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

1 Corinthians 11:17

But in giving you this charge, I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better but for the worse.

1 Corinthians 11:18

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

1 Corinthians 11:19

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

1 Corinthians 11:20

When therefore ye assemble yourselves together, it is not possible to eat the Lord’s supper:

1 Corinthians 11:21

for in your eating each one taketh before [other] his own supper; and one is hungry, and another is drunken.

1 Corinthians 11:22

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

1 Corinthians 11:23

For I received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which he was betrayed took bread;

1 Corinthians 11:24

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

1 Corinthians 11:25

In like manner also the cup, after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood: this do, as often as ye drink [it], in remembrance of me.

1 Corinthians 11:26

For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink the cup, ye proclaim the Lord’s death till he come.

1 Corinthians 11:27

Wherefore whosoever shall eat the bread or drink the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord.

1 Corinthians 11:28

But let a man prove himself, and so let him eat of the bread, and drink of the cup.

1 Corinthians 11:29

For he that eateth and drinketh, eateth and drinketh judgment unto himself, if he discern not the body.

1 Corinthians 11:30

For this cause many among you are weak and sickly, and not a few sleep.

1 Corinthians 11:31

But if we discerned ourselves, we should not be judged.

1 Corinthians 11:32

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

1 Corinthians 11:33

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

1 Corinthians 11:34

If any man is hungry, let him eat at home; that your coming together be not unto judgment. And the rest will I set in order whensoever I come.

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