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

  • Bruce
    Martha: but whom say ye that I am? Thou art The Christ,The Son of The living God. Blessed art thou,Simon Barjonah:for flesh and blood hath not
    Revealed it unto thee,but My Father which is in Heaven.Matthew16:15-17
    The Son can do nothing of Himself but what he seeth The Father do/V:30
    I can of my own self do nothing:---I seek not my own will but,the will of The Father which sent me.John 5:19,30.
  • Martha
    @ Rose John 14:8-9

    8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
    9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?
  • A disciple
    "Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another." In the same spirit as, "love suffers long and is kind;" we should be careful not to find fault with each other, but rather to support each other in the Lord; with the same good mind toward them as the Lord has. Inasmuch as we have a fear and dread of the Supreme Greatness of God we should reverence His image in all men.
  • Rose
    Martha, But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in Heaven. This was Jesus speaking to his disciples before he sent them out to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. They believed in God , but refused to believe Jesus came as the Son of God, to do the work of God, his Father in Heaven. Jhon 14:20 I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you .
  • Martha
    @Bruce...Isaiah 9:6 “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
  • Bruce
    Martha:Yes,Trinity=Three in Heaven:The Father,The Word and The Holy Ghost: and these three are one. / and The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us---John1:14 /In whom we have redemption through his blood,even the forgiveness of sins:Colossians1:14/--- washed us from our sins in his ownblood: Revelation1:5 / Baptized with The Holy Ghost Matthew3:11 / changed 1Corinthians5:17 / ; 66 Books=1Bible

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