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 11:12

  • Ben Weaver for verse 12
    From Chapter 7:1 on, Paul is answering their questions. His response in chapter 11 seems to be about the channel of life from God, through Adam, and then through Jesus. Verses 3 thru 9 describe the order as God, Adam, and then woman at creation, but Adam was not by a woman. Verse 11 changes this order as both genders now being involved, when Jesus is the channel for God's life to us. A woman was needed for the messiah to identify with fallen humanity. Also, the channel for the new life from God was a male. So, "in the Lord" of verse 11, gives the setting for the explanation in verse 12, that both genders were needed to again connect the two worlds. Some modern versions twist verses 10 and 16 to create a smooth thought flow. This is wrong and unnecessary since Paul is presenting two different situations. Paul's message is Jesus, rather than worldly religion. See chapter 2:2.

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