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

  • Bruce
    Martha: but whom say ye that I am? Thou art The Christ,The Son of The living God. Blessed art thou,Simon Barjonah:for flesh and blood hath not
    Revealed it unto thee,but My Father which is in Heaven.Matthew16:15-17
    The Son can do nothing of Himself but what he seeth The Father do/V:30
    I can of my own self do nothing:---I seek not my own will but,the will of The Father which sent me.John 5:19,30.
  • Martha
    @ Rose John 14:8-9

    8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
    9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?
  • A disciple
    "Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another." In the same spirit as, "love suffers long and is kind;" we should be careful not to find fault with each other, but rather to support each other in the Lord; with the same good mind toward them as the Lord has. Inasmuch as we have a fear and dread of the Supreme Greatness of God we should reverence His image in all men.
  • Rose
    Martha, But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in Heaven. This was Jesus speaking to his disciples before he sent them out to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. They believed in God , but refused to believe Jesus came as the Son of God, to do the work of God, his Father in Heaven. Jhon 14:20 I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you .
  • Martha
    @Bruce...Isaiah 9:6 “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
  • Bruce
    Martha:Yes,Trinity=Three in Heaven:The Father,The Word and The Holy Ghost: and these three are one. / and The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us---John1:14 /In whom we have redemption through his blood,even the forgiveness of sins:Colossians1:14/--- washed us from our sins in his ownblood: Revelation1:5 / Baptized with The Holy Ghost Matthew3:11 / changed 1Corinthians5:17 / ; 66 Books=1Bible

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