1 Corinthians 11:13

“Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Iudge in your selues, is it comely that a woman pray vnto God vncouered?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a woman to pray to God {with her head} uncovered?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Judge ye in yourselves: is it seemly that a woman pray unto God unveiled?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be judges yourselves of the question: does it seem right for a woman to take part in prayer unveiled?
- Basic English Bible

Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman should pray to God uncovered?
- Darby Bible

Judge in yourselves: Is it comely that a woman should pray to God uncovered?
- Webster's Bible

Judge of this for your own selves: is it seemly for a woman to pray to God when she is unveiled?
- Weymouth Bible

Judge for yourselves. Is it appropriate that a woman pray to God unveiled?
- World English Bible

Deme ye you silf; bisemeth it a womman not hilid on the heed to preye God?
- Wycliffe Bible

In your own selves judge ye; is it seemly for a woman uncovered to pray to God?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:13


11:13 Judge of yourselves - For what need of more arguments if so plain a case? Is it decent for a woman to pray to God - The Most High, with that bold and undaunted air which she must have, when, contrary to universal custom, she appears in public with her head uncovered?


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:13


1Co 11:13 Is it comely that a woman should pray unto God uncovered? That is, in the public assembly. Private prayer, or with her own sex or household, is not meant. It was very unbecoming in view of the customs of the East, nor would it generally be esteemed decorous in our times, and with our ideas, that she should appear with no covering on her head at all.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 11

  • Michael
    Men with long hair is something some Christians don't like at all. So I thought I'd have to cover this issue to get rid of all misconceptions concerning this by some so controversial issue. Some even say that it's unbiblical to have long hair and refer to the verse that saids: Does not even nature itself teach you, that if a man has long hair, it's a shame unto him?
  • 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.
  • Ray321
    Its amazing that people don't understand the writings of Apostle Paul, even Apostle Peter had a hard time understanding Paul. Peter had to eat his pride and admit that Paul was chosen from Jesus and that we have to believe and follow his epistles or destruction may come to us. Paul in the book of Corinthians is our Apostle for this period of time today. For by Grace are we saved, not by works.
  • Steve morrow
    2 PETER 3:16 AS ALSO IN ALL HIS EPISTLES SPEAKING IN THEM OF THESE THINGS IN WHICH ARE SOME THINGS --- HARD --- TO BE UNDERSTOOD WHICH THEY THAT ARE UNLEARNED AND UNSTABLE WREST AS THEY DO ALSO THE OTHER SCRIPTURES UNTO THEIR OWN DESTRUCTION
  • Ray321
    1 Corinthians 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ and the head of the woman is the man and the head of Christ is God. It's the same with Apostle Paul. Jesus taught Paul mysteries and revelations. Therefore Jesus wants us to follow Paul because Paul is following Jesus. Simple

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