1 Corinthians Chapter 11
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1 He reprooueth them, because in holy assemblies, 4 their men prayed with their heads couered, and 6 women with their heads vncouered, 17 and because generally their meetings were not for the better but for the worse, as 21 namely in profaning with their owne feasts the Lords Supper. 25 Lastly, he calleth them to the first institution thereof.
1Be yee followers of mee, euen as I also am of Christ.
Now I prayse you, brethren, that you remember me in all things, and keepe the ordinances, as I deliuered them to you.2
But I would haue you knowe, that the head of euery man is Christ: and the head of the woman is the man, and the head of Christ is God.
Euery man praying or prophecying, hauing his head couered, dishonoureth his head.
But euery woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head vncouered, dishonoureth her head: for that is euen all one as if she were shauen.
For if the woman be not couered, let her also bee shorne: but if it bee a shame for a woman to be shorne or shauen, let her be couered.
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.
For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.
Neither was the man created for the woman: but the woman for the man.
For this cause ought the woman to haue power on her head, because of the Angels.10
Neuerthelesse, neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man in the Lord.
For as the woman is of the man: euen so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.
Iudge in your selues, is it comely that a woman pray vnto God vncouered?
Doeth not euen nature it selfe teach you, that if a man haue long haire, it is a shame vnto him?
But if a woman haue long haire, it is a glory to her: for her haire is giuen her for a couering.15
But if any man seeme to be contentious, we haue no such custome, neither the Churches of God.
Now in this that I declare vnto you, I praise you not, that you come together not for the better, but for the worse.
For first of all when yee come together in the Church, I heare that there be diuisions among you, and I partly beleeue it.18
For there must bee also heresies among you, that they which are approued may be made manifest among you.19
When yee come together therefore into one place, this is not to eate the Lords Supper.20
For in eating, euery one taketh before other, his owne supper: and one is hungry, and an other is drunken.
What, haue ye not houses to eate and to drinke in? Or despise yee the Church of God, and shame them that haue not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I prayse you not.22
For I haue receiued of the Lord that which also I deliuered vnto you, that the Lord Iesus, the same night in which he was betrayed, tooke bread:
And when he had giuen thanks, he brake it, and sayd, Take, eate, this is my body, which is broken for you: this doe in remembrance of mee.24
After the same manner also hee tooke the cup when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new Testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drinke it, in remembrance of me.
For as often as ye eate this bread, and drinke this cup, yee doe shew the Lords death till he come.26
Wherefore, whosoeuer shall eate this bread, and drinke this cup of the Lord vnworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
But let a man examine himselfe, and so let him eate of that bread, and drinke of that cup.
For hee that eateth and drinketh vnworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himselfe, not discerning the Lords body.29
For this cause many are weake and sickly among you, and many sleepe.
For if we would iudge our selues, we should not be iudged.
But when we are iudged, we are chastened of the Lord, that wee should not be condemned with the world.
Wherefore my brethren, when ye come together to eate, tary one for another.
And if any man hunger, let him eate at home, that ye come not together vnto condemnation. And the rest wil I set in order, when I come.34
1 Corinthians Chapter 11 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
2 Or, traditions.
10 That is, a couering, in signe that she is vnder the power of her husband
15 Or, vaile.
18 Or, schismes.
19 Or, sects.
20 Or, ye cannot eate.
22 Or, them that are poore.
24 Mat.26.16 mar.14.22. luk. 22.19. , Or, for a rembrance.
26 Or, shew yee.
29 Or, iudgement.
34 Or iudgement.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania