1 Corinthians 11:11

“Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Neuerthelesse, neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man in the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

However, in the Lord, neither is woman independent of man, nor is man independent of woman.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Nevertheless, neither is the woman without the man, nor the man without the woman, in the Lord.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the woman is not separate from the man, and the man is not separate from the woman in the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

However, neither [is] woman without man, nor man without woman, in [the] Lord.
- Darby Bible

Nevertheless, neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man in the Lord.
- Webster's Bible

Yet, in the Lord, woman is not independent of man nor man independent of woman.
- Weymouth Bible

Nevertheless, neither is the woman independent of the man, nor the man independent of the woman, in the Lord.
- World English Bible

Netheles nether the man is with outen womman, nether the womman is with oute man, in the Lord.
- Wycliffe Bible

but neither [is] a man apart from a woman, nor a woman apart from a man, in the Lord,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:11


11:11 Nevertheless in the Lord Jesus, there is neither male nor female - Neither is excluded; neither is preferred before the other in his kingdom.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:11


1Co 11:11 Neither is the man without the woman, etc. Neither sex is independent of the each; each needs the other. In the Lord. The Lord recognizes their mutual dependence upon each other.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 11:11

  • Timothy Wayne George for verse 11
    We see through the glass as in the dark, but when we are face to face with Jesus we will know, as we are known. Christ is the head of the man, and the man is the head of the woman. Yet in the spirit there is neither male or female we are all one in Christ. Many of our questions will be answered when we stand before Jesus, as he is the perfect one who knows all things.
  • "In the Lord", is unclear. Does the Greek root shed any light as to the verse? Is this dealing with only mortal existence or in the life to come?
  • Ben Weaver for verse 11
    In 1 Cor. 2:2, Paul states that he is determined to present only Jesus Christ and him crucified. Starting at 7:1, he gives double answers to their non-essential questions. So here in ch. 11 he first presents the case for descendants of the first creation (Adan & Eve), then from v. 10 on, for those newly created "In the Lord". A born-again woman's source of connection to God is no longer through Adam but through Jesus. V.3 says Christ is the HEAD (source of life) for EVERY man, indicating both male and female. Isn't Paul saying (v.16) "we have no such custom (as coverings to indicate the fall of man) neither do the churches of God". An expired symbol can become a religious idol distracting us from Jesus.
  • Ben Weaver for verse 11
    In 1 Cor. 2:2, Paul is determined to present only Jesus and him crucified. Starting at 7:1, Paul gives double answers to their non-esential questions. So here in ch. 11, he first presents the case for the first creation (Adam and Eve), then from v.10 on for the newly created ones "IN THE LORD". A newborn woman's connection to God is no longer through Adam but through Jesus. Christ is now the head (source of life) of every man (person), therefore I feel these symbolic coverings are not appropriate for believers. Love to all who disagree.
  • Ben weaver for verse 11
    paul is determined to know nothing but Jesus and him crucified 1 Cor.2:2. Starting at 7:1, paul gives double answers to their non-esential questions. Here in ch.11, he presents the case for the first creation, then from v. 10 on for the newly created ones "in the Lord". The church of God has "no such custom" as worldly religions should have since there is neither male nor female. Our head (source of God's life) is Jesus. Vs. 10 and 16 have been wrested in some translations to make sense of traditional interpretations. love to all in Christ.

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