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

  • Ann Hering
    1,2 Corinthians is written to the church of God at Corinth, a Jewish Little Flock church. These people are prophesying because the completed Word of God did not exist yet. 1Cor 11:1-16 instructs these Jewish men who prophesy to shave their head, like Paul did, and the women, who prophesied, to have their hair as a covering. These ordinances were in the transition from law to grace. Not for today!
  • A disciple
    Barbara; but if anyone seems to be contentious about it; "We have no such tradition!" I think that there are many things we COULD do as signs and for teaching in the statutes that Moses gave to the children of Israel; as long as we can confirm them by the manner of life that shows the grace of God in the Gospel of Christ REALLY true and fulfilled, an evidence of the Presence of His Spirit in us.
  • Dennis James
    Alleluia Glory To God
  • Barbara Rodgers

    The Bible says that it is a sham for a woman to pray uncovered and it is a shame for a man to pray covered and their hair is the covering that God has given them. Therefore if people say it is ok for a woman to pray uncovered then it would be ok for the man to pray covered. It is a shame, and we are pleasing ourselves when we go against what God has said, who is the one we will stand before.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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