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

  • Steve morrow
    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 --- 1 TIMOTHY 4:7 BUT REFUSE PROFANE AND OLD WIVES FABLES AND EXERCISE THYSELF RATHER UNTO GODLINESS
  • Lu2677
    A woman's hair is her glory, we DO know why. 1Cor.11:15 "it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering." The hair should cover her head,which is about to the jawline for the head to be covered, bangs would not be involved. No where does it say it is a sin to cut a woman's hair. Scripture does not tell why it affects angels. V.10
  • Lu2677
    Julius, Your answer for "uncovered" is verse 15.(And if a woman does not have hair that is long enough to cover her head she should cover it with something else,when she prays because of angels in verse 10) "Cover" a man should not have hair long enough to cover his head, it dishonors his head, verse 4.
  • Irene123
    Julius - v. 4 - this was the Corinthian church, which was fairly new at this time. They had come out of EXTREME idolatry, which included long uncut hair on men - which God (not man) considered a 'covering'. The rulers (Emperors, kings,) of that day wore their hair cut short. And the Roman soldiers followed suit. Example: museum busts of aforementioned. Now remember - this is God's standard. cont.
  • Julius
    What is the meaning of these words COVER and UNCOVER as used in 1 Corinthians 11 : 4 - 5?
  • Wayne
    John 10:36, Christ states He is the Son of God. Couldn't be planer.

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