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

  • 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 ............
  • A disciple
    Hi Irene; Translating the Bible from the original tongues into other languages has always been a challenge just by its nature. The Hebrew word which is translated into the English, GOD; is El-o-heem, which is in the plural form; and depending on the context can mean gods or mighties or angels. The King James Version is indeed a masterpiece; and I love mine; but it is not the original language.
  • Bruce
    Irene:Genesis 1:1 in the beginning Elohiym created the heaven and the earth/ in the beginning God,in Hebrew that is Elohiym the plural of God, in the beginning ------- created The Heaven and Earth. V:26 let "us"make man in "our" image after "our" likeness:---. (el-o-heem)

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