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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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

  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 11:1 BE YOU FOLLOWERS OF ME EVEN AS I ALSO AM OF CHRIST *** ROMANS 15:18 FOR I WILL NOT DARE TO SPEAK OF ANY OF THOSE THINGS WHICH CHRIST HATH NOT WROUGHT IN ME TO MAKE THE GENTILES OBEDIENT BY WORD AND DEED*** 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
  • 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?

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