1 Corinthians 11:6

“For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For if the woman be not couered, let her also bee shorne: but if it bee a shame for a woman to be shorne or shauen, let her be couered.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For if a woman does not cover her head, let her also have her hair cut off; but if it is disgraceful for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, let her cover her head.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For if a woman is not veiled, let her also be shorn: but if it is a shame to a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be veiled.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For if a woman is not veiled, let her hair be cut off; but if it is a shame to a woman to have her hair cut off, let her be veiled.
- Basic English Bible

For if a woman be not covered, let her hair also be cut off. But if [it be] shameful to a woman to have her hair cut off or to be shaved, let her be covered.
- Darby Bible

For if the woman is not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it is a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered.
- Webster's Bible

If a woman will not wear a veil, let her also cut off her hair. But since it is a dishonor to a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, let her wear a veil.
- Weymouth Bible

For if a woman is not covered, let her also be shorn. But if it is shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered.
- World English Bible

And if a womman be not keuered, be sche pollid; and if it is foul thing to a womman to be pollid, or to be maad ballid, hile sche hir heed.
- Wycliffe Bible

for if a woman is not covered -- then let her be shorn, and if [it is] a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven -- let her be covered;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:6


11:6 Therefore if a woman is not covered - If she will throw off the badge of subjection, let her appear with her hair cut like a man's. But if it be shameful far a woman to appear thus in public, especially in a religious assembly, let her, for the same reason, keep on her veil.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:6


1Co 11:6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn. If she defies decorum by an uncovered head, let her go further, and be shaven.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 11:6

  • Ryzzo Torgbor for verse 6
    I guess Wesley does not know the differece between the words, cut and shave.
  • Shahida kouser for verse 6
    The bible clearly speaks of women needing to cover up their heads, yet these Christian women come up to the muslim women and say why they have their heads covered up.

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