1 Corinthians 11:12

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For as the woman is of the man: euen so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For as the woman originates from the man, so also the man {has his birth} through the woman; and all things originate from God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For as the woman is of the man, so is the man also by the woman; but all things are of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For as the woman is from the man, so the man is through the woman; but all things are from God.
- Basic English Bible

For as the woman [is] of the man, so also [is] the man by the woman, but all things of God.
- Darby Bible

For as the woman is from the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things from God.
- Webster's Bible

For just as woman originates from man, so also man comes into existence through woman, but everything springs originally from God.
- Weymouth Bible

For as woman came from man, so a man also comes through a woman; but all things are from God.
- World English Bible

Forwhi as the womman is of man, so the man is bi the womman; but alle thingis ben of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

for as the woman [is] of the man, so also the man [is] through the woman, and the all things [are] of God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:12


11:12 And as the woman was at first taken out of the man, so also the man is now, in the ordinary course of nature, by the woman; but all things are of God - The man, the woman, and their dependence on each other.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:12


1Co 11:12 For as the woman [is] from the man, etc. As she was created for man so man is born of woman. But all things of God. There is an equipoise. These relations are all "of God".

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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