1 Corinthians 11:10

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For this cause ought the woman to haue power on her head, because of the Angels.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore the woman ought to have {a symbol of} authority on her head, because of the angels.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for this cause ought the woman to have `a sign of' authority on her head, because of the angels.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason it is right for the woman to have a sign of authority on her head, because of the angels.
- Basic English Bible

Therefore ought the woman to have authority on her head, on account of the angels.
- Darby Bible

For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head, because of the angels.
- Webster's Bible

That is why a woman ought to have on her head a symbol of subjection, because of the angels.
- Weymouth Bible

For this cause the woman ought to have authority on her head, because of the angels.
- World English Bible

Therfor the womman schal haue an hilyng on hir heed, also for aungelis.
- Wycliffe Bible

because of this the woman ought to have [a token of] authority upon the head, because of the messengers;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:10


11:10 For this cause also a woman ought to be veiled in the public assemblies, because of the angels - Who attend there, and before whom they should be careful not to do anything indecent or irregular.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:10


1Co 11:10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on [her] head. She ought to have on her head the veil, the badge of submission to authority. Because of the angels. This clause has puzzled the critics. The idea probably is: "There should be no violation of decorum, such as a bareheaded woman in a public assembly would be, lest it offend the ministering angels which are always present, though unseen".

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 11

  • PST PROMISE
    THANK GOD FOR APOSTLE PAUL
  • In this section of this Chapter the Lords supper is talked about. We are to examine our self and to understand the relationship we have with God before partaking of the Lord s Holy Supper. Earlier in this chapter it talks about the proper worship as well as unworthy communion. What s important to examine is where is your heart, is this partaking a tradition or ritual or is it seeking that reassurance of cleansing your heart and forgiveness of our sins. As we have talked many times about is your reasoning for attending church or attending communion for community recognition or status or is it for a true love of following God. We come to that alter rail to eat of the bread and drink of the cup, through the grace of God, believing and trusting that our sin debt has been washed away and knowing that through the shed blood of Jesus our salvation was given to us. Our kneeling for this supper brings to remembrance the sacrifice of our Lord, the renewing of our spirit, remembering Gods grace and mercy on us sinners and feeling God s love in our heart. Our prayer as we partake is to give our self to God and commit our life to serving, honoring and following him. As we rise from this blessing we feel the weight of sin lifted, we feel God s comfort and peace he has put upon us and we can see the world with our eyes on God, our ears to hearing the truth of his word and our actions guided by the Holy Spirit. We walk in rejoicing God s love.
  • Mark
    Many people get caught up in thinking they have to be worthy to go to the table of the lord Jesus taught do this in remembrance of me and understand the meaning of the bread and non fermented wine That is what Paul is referring to when he says examine your selves unworthily not worthy non of us are worthy. Partaking of the lords table in faith is all that is meant.
  • Dr John Court.
    No transubstantiation here. !!!
    Yet another totally absurd notion confected by men dressed in rich vestments to give the impresion off power. Instead why not invoke the fulness of God the Holy Spirit!!??
  • Ben Weaver
    Verse 3 starts with "but" which changes thought flow to Paul's answer to their question. The Gr. word for head means "source or supply" (see "sum" Acts 22:28.) The present context describes Adam being the substance for Eve's being, and that "in the Lord" (see v.11) Christ is the life source for both. (every man.) There is no indication to "head" meaning superior role, rather like a river's head.
  • Ben Weaver
    Frequently misinterpreted passage! The Greek had no indication to a symbol, but simply stated, Because of the angels, (see Heb. 1:14) the woman ought to have power (jurisdiction, rule, or right) on/over her head. Rev. 2:26 uses the same two Gr. words as: "I will give him power over the nations." Our verses 2 thru 9 are referring to original lost creation, thereafter to being in the Lord. vs.11

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