1 Corinthians 11:15

“But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But if a woman haue long haire, it is a glory to her: for her haire is giuen her for a couering.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her? For her hair is given to her for a covering.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given to her for a covering.
- Basic English Bible

But woman, if she have long hair, [it is] glory to her; for the long hair is given [to her] in lieu of a veil.
- Darby Bible

But if a woman hath long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.
- Webster's Bible

but that if a woman has long hair it is her glory, because her hair was given her for a covering?
- Weymouth Bible

But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her, for her hair is given to her for a covering.
- World English Bible

but if a womman nurische longe heer, it is glorie to hir, for heeris ben youun to hir for keueryng.
- Wycliffe Bible

and a woman, if she have long hair, a glory it is to her, because the hair instead of a covering hath been given to her;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:15


11:15 Given her - Originally, before the arts of dress were in being.


Discussion for 1 Corinthians 11:15

  • Diana Cato for verse 15
    That is the problem now of days, we want to interpert the bible for todays age, but Gods word never change, just maybe if we do what we suppose to do which is his well and not our own fashionable well, in first corinthinans 11:15. we can get past our on understanding and seek the Holy Spirit for clear understanding. The word of God is clear. There is alway a reason behind God word, let just obey it, my sisters and brothers!
  • First, what does one consider long hair. My hair does not hang down my back so am I to cover my hear in shame. No. Does that make The Most High GOD not love me. Please pray if any man or woman believe that 1Cor 11:14,15 states otherwise. Pray and ask for true meaning of all things...SHALAM
  • Carroll price for verse 15
    This scripture, like many other contentious verses found in the Bible, were in all likelihood, spoken in jest or as an idle afterthought.
  • Pastor Hope Iwueze for verse 15
    God 's word can not change, no matter the age it remains the same. 1Cor 11:5 the Holy Spirit clearly stated it, that women should cover their head not hair. While praying, preaching, and prophesying. All these are sacrifice that need to be done in obideint, God said to obey is better than sacrifice. Because is on the head that hair grew. the word cover in Greek kalupto means to veil, hide, conceal. because of the angels, who are the pastors in the church. God 's organigram for the Church are. Jesus
  • If a woman have long hair it is a glory to her for her hair is given her for a covering The covering here is not d same with the covering in 1corinthians 11 5 The bible made a specification about a woman praying or prophesying should cover her head Let us obey God After the praying or prophesying you can remove the covering and have your long hair which is your covering against been shorn It for your glory not any others
  • Liberty for verse 15
    But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering. The word covering in this context refers to beauty. It is a glory to her and not covering in lieu for a veil. If the it is for covering then what is the essence of Paul discussing the subject knowing full well that every woman has hair on her head. Paul can not contradict himself.

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