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

  • A disciple
    Barbara; but if anyone seems to be contentious about it; "We have no such tradition!" I think that there are many things we COULD do as signs and for teaching in the statutes that Moses gave to the children of Israel; as long as we can confirm them by the manner of life that shows the grace of God in the Gospel of Christ REALLY true and fulfilled, an evidence of the Presence of His Spirit in us.
  • Dennis James
    Alleluia Glory To God
  • Barbara Rodgers

    The Bible says that it is a sham for a woman to pray uncovered and it is a shame for a man to pray covered and their hair is the covering that God has given them. Therefore if people say it is ok for a woman to pray uncovered then it would be ok for the man to pray covered. It is a shame, and we are pleasing ourselves when we go against what God has said, who is the one we will stand before.
  • Kufre
    covering of hair by women, the bible did not out rightly condemned it as sin, in verse 13, the bible tells us to judge in ourselves whether it is comely for that a woman should pray unto God uncovered. It is left for us to judge it. If it was a sin, the bible would have condemned it straight ahead.
  • Ray321
    Romans 12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. I will always feed my enemies with God's WORD. Jesus never gave up on sinners.
  • BSP
    Verse 3: Every being created has a head that they are to be subject to. This shows how Jehovah God is a God of order.

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