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 11:13

  • Its talking about a Woman 's hair not material cloth! Keep reading...how are you going to shave or shorn which means cut, the material?? How are you going to continue to wear a covering upon your head? Ladies its your hair to be uncut!!!
  • Tehillah Leask for verse 13
    A woman's hair is her husband's glory.A veil covering her head is in obedience to God. Not only in public places.. eg. I spend far more time praying in private than I do in public..praying is praying no matter where you are. I believe that Christian woman aught always to have their head covered. Remember that Corinth is Greece..Europe, not the middle east.. so it is not just a middle eastern custom,it is a contentious issue, but obedience is the only way for God to answer our prayers and for the angels to know that they are seeing a woman of God obedient to the scriptures.
    God Bless
    Tehillah

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