1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Corinthians 11:10

“For this cause ought the woman to haue power on her head, because of the Angels.”

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For this cause ought the woman to have power on [her] head because of the angels.
- King James Version

Therefore the woman ought to have {a symbol of} authority on her head, because of the angels.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for this cause ought the woman to have `a sign of' authority on her head, because of the angels.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason it is right for the woman to have a sign of authority on her head, because of the angels.
- Basic English Bible

Therefore ought the woman to have authority on her head, on account of the angels.
- Darby Bible

For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head, because of the angels.
- Webster's Bible

That is why a woman ought to have on her head a symbol of subjection, because of the angels.
- Weymouth Bible

For this cause the woman ought to have authority on her head, because of the angels.
- World English Bible

Therfor the womman schal haue an hilyng on hir heed, also for aungelis.
- Wycliffe Bible

because of this the woman ought to have [a token of] authority upon the head, because of the messengers;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:10


11:10 For this cause also a woman ought to be veiled in the public assemblies, because of the angels - Who attend there, and before whom they should be careful not to do anything indecent or irregular.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:10


1Co 11:10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on [her] head. She ought to have on her head the veil, the badge of submission to authority. Because of the angels. This clause has puzzled the critics. The idea probably is: "There should be no violation of decorum, such as a bareheaded woman in a public assembly would be, lest it offend the ministering angels which are always present, though unseen".

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 11

  • Kaneleus
    i think that it is talking about how a woman should cover their head because if you are a woman if you do not cover their head their should be shame are be shave or shorn
  • Bonita
    The Bible says as often as you do this it’s not just for pass over
  • Cate mansfield
    Yes I would have the same understanding as Ray Smith in that eat drink and be merry at home if you so wish. Not in the house of our Lord. In his house its done as a rememberance to God and Jesus Christ in whom we respect.
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 11:24 and when HE had given thanks HE brake it and said take eat this is MY body which is brken for you this do in remembrance of ME --11:25-- AFTER THE SAME MANNER ALSO HE TOOK THE CUP WHEN HE HAD SUPPED SAYING THIS CUP IS THE NEW TESTAMENT IN MY BLOOD THIS DO YE AS OFT AS YOU DRINK IT IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME
  • Bruce
    The Lord Said, As Often as You Eat this Bread--- (Verse 26)As Often, is More then Once a Year. Some Every Month, or Every Week or 6 Times a Year. They are Showing The Lord's Death Till He Returns. You are to Search Your Heart to See if You have Sinned(Verse 27-29)They Go to Church to Worship and Sing Praises to God. And More Fellowship After Services. Christ and The Disciples Eat Together Often
  • Albett
    No, you're not correct. This is speaking on two things. People shouldn't go to church to have a feast, as many of these churches do. They bring food, just to hang out together to eat, in CHURCH. God does not like that. Also, churches who think they do good in God's eyes, when they have bread and wine, every Sunday. That's dead wrong. The bread and wine is only to be taken at Passover, annually.

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