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

  • 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.
  • Bruce
    Yes, It's Very Right. Some that have Money Made it a Picnic. The Others had No Money or Food. If I'm One of The Poor I Would be in Sin for Sure. I would Want Some of that Food. I would be Mad because They have and I Don't. If I had a Chance I would Steal something and then I would Lie. Church Dinners are OK. Everyone Can Eat

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