1 Corinthians 11:5
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But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.
- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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Other Translations of 1 Corinthians 11:5
But euery woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head vncouered, dishonoureth her head: for that is euen all one as if she were shauen.- King James Version (1611)
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But every woman who has her head uncovered while praying or prophesying disgraces her head, for she is one and the same as the woman whose head is shaved.- New American Standard Version (1995)
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.- American Standard Version (1901)
But every woman who does so with her head unveiled, puts shame on her head: for it is the same as if her hair was cut off.- Basic English Bible
But every woman praying or prophesying with her head uncovered puts her own head to shame; for it is one and the same as a shaved [woman].- Darby Bible
But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered, dishonoreth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaved. - Webster's Bible
but a woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her Head, for it is exactly the same as if she had her hair cut short.- Weymouth Bible
But every woman praying or prophesying with her head unveiled dishonors her head. For it is one and the same thing as if she were shaved.- World English Bible
But ech womman preiynge, or profeciynge, whanne hir heed is not hilid, defoulith hir heed; for it is oon, as if sche were pollid.- Wycliffe Bible
and every woman praying or prophesying with the head uncovered, doth dishonour her own head, for it is one and the same thing with her being shaven,- Youngs Literal Bible
View Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:5
11:5 But every woman - Who, under an immediate impulse of the Spirit, (for then only was a woman suffered to speak in the church,) prays or prophesies without a veil on her face, as it were disclaims subjection, and reflects dishonour on man, her head. For it is the same, in effect, as if she cut her hair short, and wore it in the distinguishing form of the men. In those ages, men wore their hair exceeding short, as appears from the ancient statues and pictures.
View People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:5
1Co 11:5 Every woman that prayeth or prophesieth, etc. With the customs and ideas which existed in the East in that age it would be an unseemly act, and would bring reproach. The veil was regarded as a badge of subordination, and if not worn would imply that the woman did not yield deference to her husband. Almost all women are still veiled in the presence of men in the East. For that is even all one as if she were shaved. For a woman's head to be shaven was usually a sign of shamelessness (See Meyer). The uncovered head in an assembly was also unbecoming.
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