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

  • Steve morrow
    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 --- 1 TIMOTHY 4:7 BUT REFUSE PROFANE AND OLD WIVES FABLES AND EXERCISE THYSELF RATHER UNTO GODLINESS
  • Lu2677
    A woman's hair is her glory, we DO know why. 1Cor.11:15 "it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering." The hair should cover her head,which is about to the jawline for the head to be covered, bangs would not be involved. No where does it say it is a sin to cut a woman's hair. Scripture does not tell why it affects angels. V.10
  • Lu2677
    Julius, Your answer for "uncovered" is verse 15.(And if a woman does not have hair that is long enough to cover her head she should cover it with something else,when she prays because of angels in verse 10) "Cover" a man should not have hair long enough to cover his head, it dishonors his head, verse 4.
  • Irene123
    Julius - v. 4 - this was the Corinthian church, which was fairly new at this time. They had come out of EXTREME idolatry, which included long uncut hair on men - which God (not man) considered a 'covering'. The rulers (Emperors, kings,) of that day wore their hair cut short. And the Roman soldiers followed suit. Example: museum busts of aforementioned. Now remember - this is God's standard. cont.
  • Julius
    What is the meaning of these words COVER and UNCOVER as used in 1 Corinthians 11 : 4 - 5?
  • Wayne
    John 10:36, Christ states He is the Son of God. Couldn't be planer.

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