1 Corinthians 11:9

“Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Neither was the man created for the woman: but the woman for the man.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for indeed man was not created for the woman's sake, but woman for the man's sake.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the man was not made for the woman, but the woman for the man.
- Basic English Bible

For also man was not created for the sake of the woman, but woman for the sake of the man.
- Darby Bible

Neither was the man created for the woman, but the woman for the man.
- Webster's Bible

For man was not created for woman's sake, but woman for man's.
- Weymouth Bible

for neither was man created for the woman, but woman for the man.
- World English Bible

And the man is not maad for the womman, but the womman for the man.
- Wycliffe Bible

for a man also was not created because of the woman, but a woman because of the man;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:9


1Co 11:9 Neither was the man created for the woman. Woman was made for man because he needed a helpmeet.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 11

  • 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.
  • 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.

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