1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Corinthians 11:14

“Doeth not euen nature it selfe teach you, that if a man haue long haire, it is a shame vnto him?”

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Other Translations

Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?
- King James Version

Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a dishonor to him?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Does it not seem natural to you that if a man has long hair, it is a cause of shame to him?
- Basic English Bible

Does not even nature itself teach you, that man, if he have long hair, it is a dishonour to him?
- Darby Bible

Doth not even nature itself teach you, that if a man hath long hair, it is a shame to him?
- Webster's Bible

Does not Nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair it is a dishonor to him,
- Weymouth Bible

Doesn't even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him?
- World English Bible

Nether the kynde it silf techith vs, for if a man nursche longe heer, it is schenschipe to hym;
- Wycliffe Bible

doth not even nature itself teach you, that if a man indeed have long hair, a dishonour it is to him?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:14


11:14 For a man to have long hair, carefully adjusted, is such a mark of effeminacy as is a disgrace to him.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:14


1Co 11:14,15 Doth not even nature itself teach you?, etc. It is nature's arrangement that men should wear short hair, and a woman long. For a man to have long hair and a woman to be shorn are violations of nature's teachings.

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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