1 Corinthians 11:7

“For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For a man in deede ought not to couer his head, forasmuch as hee is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For a man ought not to have his head covered, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For a man indeed ought not to have his head veiled, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For it is not right for a man to have his head covered, because he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
- Basic English Bible

For man indeed ought not to have his head covered, being God's image and glory; but woman is man's glory.
- Darby Bible

For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
- Webster's Bible

For a man ought not to have a veil on his head, since he is the image and glory of God; while woman is the glory of man.
- Weymouth Bible

For a man indeed ought not to have his head covered, because he is the image and glory of God, but the woman is the glory of the man.
- World English Bible

But a man schal not hile his heed, for he is the ymage and the glorie of God; but a womman is the glorie of man.
- Wycliffe Bible

for a man, indeed, ought not to cover the head, being the image and glory of God, and a woman is the glory of a man,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:7


11:7 A man indeed ought not to veil his head, because he is the image of God - In the dominion he bears over the creation, representing the supreme dominion of God, which is his glory. But the woman is only matter of glory to the man, who has a becoming dominion over her. Therefore she ought not to appear, but with her head veiled, as a tacit acknowledgment of it.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:7


1Co 11:7 A man indeed ought not to cover [his] head, etc. In this whole passage we must keep in mind the Eastern ideas of the relations of the sexes. Paul bases these rules of propriety on the account of their creation. The veil is a sign of subordination to others present. He is the image and glory of God. But man has no created superior. The woman is the glory of the man. She is subordinate to him, of which the veil is the symbol.

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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