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

  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 11:2 now I praise you brethren that you remember me in all things and -- KEEP THE ORDINANCES -- as I delivered them to you ROMANS 15:18 for I will not dare to speak of any of those things which CHRIST hath not wrought by me to make the gentiles obedient by word and deed
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 11:3 but I would have you know that the head of everyman is CHRIST and the head of the woman is the man and --- THE HEAD OF CHRIST IS GOD ---
  • Anthony Terry
    Verse 16 answers your question. Although it was fine for the converted Jews to observe such old customs if they were doing unto God, it was not apart of the new covenant. BUT IF ANY MAN SEEM CONTENIOUS, WE HAVE NO SUCH CUSTOM, NEITHER THE CHURCHES OF GOD.
  • James Fox
    The covenant between God, and Christ was completed when Christ on the cross said, "it is finished".
  • Nakawuki Joan
    My comment is in form of question, how big or far does the hair of a woman would be by size so as to cover her head?
  • Steve morrow
    **** 1 CORINTHIANS 11:1 BE YOU FOLLOWERS OF ME EVEN AS I ALSO AM OF CHRIST ****
    JOHN 8:29 and he that sent ME is with ME THE FATHER hath not left ME alone for I do always those things that please HIM JOHN 12:49 for I have not spoken of myself but THE FATHER which sent ME HE gave ME a commandment what I should say and what I should speak

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