1 Corinthians 11:16

“But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But if any man seeme to be contentious, we haue no such custome, neither the Churches of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But if one is inclined to be contentious, we have no other practice, nor have the churches of God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if any man seemeth to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if any man will not be ruled in this question, this is not our way of doing things, and it is not done in the churches of God.
- Basic English Bible

But if any one think to be contentious, *we* have no such custom, nor the assemblies of God.
- Darby Bible

But if any man seemeth to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.
- Webster's Bible

But if any one is inclined to be contentious on the point, we have no such custom, nor have the Churches of God.
- Weymouth Bible

But if any man seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither do God's assemblies.
- World English Bible

But if ony man is seyn to be ful of strijf, we han noon siche custom, nethir the chirche of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if any one doth think to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the assemblies of God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:16


11:16 We have no such custom here, nor any of the other churches of God - The several churches that were in the apostles' time had different customs in things that were not essential; and that under one and the same apostle, as circumstances, in different places, made it convenient. And in all things merely indifferent the custom of each place was of sufficient weight to determine prudent and peaceable men. Yet even this cannot overrule a scrupulous conscience, which really doubts whether the thing be indifferent or no. But those who are referred to here by the apostle were contentious, not conscientious, persons.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:16


1Co 11:16 But if any man seemeth to be contentious. If, in spite of nature's lessons, a man contentiously opposes, let him know that We have no such custom, neither the churches of God. No such customs exists in the churches. Many suppose that "custom" refers to being contentious. I think, rather, that it refers to covering the head, etc. The lesson of this whole passage is that we must not defy existing social usages in such a way as to bring reproach on the church.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 11

  • Wayne
    John 10:36, Christ states He is the Son of God. Couldn't be planer.
  • Wayne
    Irene, just think you need to do some Bible study with a more open and questioning mind and heart. Seems you are troubled by "Father, Son, Holy Ghost", etc. Must be a problem for you. GB
  • Irene123
    To Martha on 1 Jn. 5-7 I appreciated your support of the Word of God. Just pray for those on here, as you would others only God can reach them. They love to debate that's why they are on here.
  • Irene123
    Gen. 1 - To Bruce; Apology/clarification - I didn't read your message about 'Elohiym' right; I must have confused you - and I am sorry for that.
  • Bruce
    Irene: I assumed with your Bible study and you wouldn't need an explanation. Elohiym is a Name of God pronounced El-o-heem. It is plural meaning more than One. Like:we,us,our,them---In the beginning Elohiym created the Heaven and the Earth. Elohiym said,let Us make man in Our Image,after Our likeness. / There are Three in Heaven--- . There are different spellings for Elohiym for different meaning.
  • Irene123
    The word Elohim isn't - Eloheem ............

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