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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But I would haue you knowe, that the head of euery man is Christ: and the head of the woman is the man, and the head of Christ is God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But it is important for you to keep this fact in mind, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man, and the head of Christ is God.
- Basic English Bible

But I wish you to know that the Christ is the head of every man, but woman's head [is] the man, and the Christ's head God.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

I would have you know, however, that of every man, Christ is the Head, that of a woman her husband is the Head, and that God is Christ's Head.
- Weymouth Bible

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.
- World English Bible

But Y wole that ye wite, that Crist is heed of ech man; but the heed of the womman is the man; and the heed of Crist is God.
- Wycliffe Bible

and I wish you to know that of every man the head is the Christ, and the head of a woman is the husband, and the head of Christ is God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:3


11:3 I would have you know - He does not seem to have given them any order before concerning this. The head of every man - Particularly every believer. Is Christ, and the head of Christ is God - Christ, as he is Mediator, acts in all things subordinately to his Father. But we can no more infer that they are not of the same divine nature, because God is said to be the head of Christ, than that man and woman are not of the same human nature, because the man is said to be the head of the woman.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:3


1Co 11:3 But I would have you know, etc. The order of rank is that Christ is the center, with the Father above and man below him; and in the family the man is first and the woman second. That is nature's order.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 11

  • Kufre
    covering of hair by women, the bible did not out rightly condemned it as sin, in verse 13, the bible tells us to judge in ourselves whether it is comely for that a woman should pray unto God uncovered. It is left for us to judge it. If it was a sin, the bible would have condemned it straight ahead.
  • Ray321
    Romans 12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. I will always feed my enemies with God's WORD. Jesus never gave up on sinners.
  • BSP
    Verse 3: Every being created has a head that they are to be subject to. This shows how Jehovah God is a God of order.
  • Ray321
    Its amazing that people don't understand the writings of Apostle Paul, even Apostle Peter had a hard time understanding Paul. Peter had to eat his pride and admit that Paul was chosen from Jesus and that we have to believe and follow his epistles or destruction may come to us. Paul in the book of Corinthians is our Apostle for this period of time today. For by Grace are we saved, not by works.
  • Steve morrow
    2 PETER 3:16 AS ALSO IN ALL HIS EPISTLES SPEAKING IN THEM OF THESE THINGS IN WHICH ARE SOME THINGS --- HARD --- TO BE UNDERSTOOD WHICH THEY THAT ARE UNLEARNED AND UNSTABLE WREST AS THEY DO ALSO THE OTHER SCRIPTURES UNTO THEIR OWN DESTRUCTION
  • Ray321
    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. It's the same with Apostle Paul. Jesus taught Paul mysteries and revelations. Therefore Jesus wants us to follow Paul because Paul is following Jesus. Simple

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