1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Corinthians 11:12

“For as the woman is of the man: euen so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.”

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Other Translations

For as the woman [is] of the man, even so [is] the man also by the woman; but all things of God.
- King James Version

For as the woman originates from the man, so also the man {has his birth} through the woman; and all things originate from God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For as the woman is of the man, so is the man also by the woman; but all things are of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For as the woman is from the man, so the man is through the woman; but all things are from God.
- Basic English Bible

For as the woman [is] of the man, so also [is] the man by the woman, but all things of God.
- Darby Bible

For as the woman is from the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things from God.
- Webster's Bible

For just as woman originates from man, so also man comes into existence through woman, but everything springs originally from God.
- Weymouth Bible

For as woman came from man, so a man also comes through a woman; but all things are from God.
- World English Bible

Forwhi as the womman is of man, so the man is bi the womman; but alle thingis ben of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

for as the woman [is] of the man, so also the man [is] through the woman, and the all things [are] of God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:12


11:12 And as the woman was at first taken out of the man, so also the man is now, in the ordinary course of nature, by the woman; but all things are of God - The man, the woman, and their dependence on each other.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:12


1Co 11:12 For as the woman [is] from the man, etc. As she was created for man so man is born of woman. But all things of God. There is an equipoise. These relations are all "of God".

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 11

  • Richard Harvie
    We must remember that St.paul was NOT divine and that his commandment to shave off a womans hair who prays without her head being covered is plainly ridiculous. Indeed it behoves Christians to return to Christ's commandments of non-judgemental unconditional love if Christianity has any chance of surviving into the future--and foresake their sin-seeing habits!
  • Teri
    Let everything be done decently and in order. i think that we are getting back to bare bones times ahead, gathering in homes or small groups is the way the church began. We can believe for miracles and see the Holy Spirit move wherever three or more agree...let's stay strong.
  • Ivy Johnson
    Our Lord s Supper: should be: Revered: Respect: Reverence: Home: House of God: Even a Shack: Building does not Matter: GOD s HOLY: AWESOME:PRESENCE IS THERE! Old Days: Brush Arbour Meetings: was held in Dirt Floor Shacks: God always Showed-up: Miracles: Healings: Holy Spirit Baptism: Demons Cast Out: etc: God the Holy Spirit has Left these MEGA BUILDINGS: The Falling Away is now RAMPANT APOSTASY!
  • 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.

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