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

  • Michael
    Men with long hair is something some Christians don't like at all. So I thought I'd have to cover this issue to get rid of all misconceptions concerning this by some so controversial issue. Some even say that it's unbiblical to have long hair and refer to the verse that saids: Does not even nature itself teach you, that if a man has long hair, it's a shame unto him?
  • 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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