1 Corinthians 11:8

“For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For man does not originate from woman, but woman from man;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the man did not come from the woman, but the woman from the man.
- Basic English Bible

For man is not of woman, but woman of man.
- Darby Bible

For the man is not from the woman, but the woman from the man.
- Webster's Bible

Man does not take his origin from woman, but woman takes hers from man.
- Weymouth Bible

For man is not from woman, but woman from man;
- World English Bible

For a man is not of the womman, but the womman of the man.
- Wycliffe Bible

for a man is not of a woman, but a woman [is] of a man,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:8


11:8 The man is not - In the first production of nature.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:8


1Co 11:8 For the man is not from the woman. In the creative act man was first, and woman was made from man.

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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