1 Corinthians 11:14

“Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Doeth not euen nature it selfe teach you, that if a man haue long haire, it is a shame vnto him?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a dishonor to him?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Does it not seem natural to you that if a man has long hair, it is a cause of shame to him?
- Basic English Bible

Does not even nature itself teach you, that man, if he have long hair, it is a dishonour to him?
- Darby Bible

Doth not even nature itself teach you, that if a man hath long hair, it is a shame to him?
- Webster's Bible

Does not Nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair it is a dishonor to him,
- Weymouth Bible

Doesn't even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him?
- World English Bible

Nether the kynde it silf techith vs, for if a man nursche longe heer, it is schenschipe to hym;
- Wycliffe Bible

doth not even nature itself teach you, that if a man indeed have long hair, a dishonour it is to him?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:14


11:14 For a man to have long hair, carefully adjusted, is such a mark of effeminacy as is a disgrace to him.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:14


1Co 11:14,15 Doth not even nature itself teach you?, etc. It is nature's arrangement that men should wear short hair, and a woman long. For a man to have long hair and a woman to be shorn are violations of nature's teachings.

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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