1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Corinthians 11:15

“But if a woman haue long haire, it is a glory to her: for her haire is giuen her for a couering.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




Viewing the original 1611 KJV with archaic English spelling.
Click to switch to the Standard KJV.

Other Translations

But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for [her] hair is given her for a covering.
- King James Version

but if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her? For her hair is given to her for a covering.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given to her for a covering.
- Basic English Bible

But woman, if she have long hair, [it is] glory to her; for the long hair is given [to her] in lieu of a veil.
- Darby Bible

But if a woman hath long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.
- Webster's Bible

but that if a woman has long hair it is her glory, because her hair was given her for a covering?
- Weymouth Bible

But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her, for her hair is given to her for a covering.
- World English Bible

but if a womman nurische longe heer, it is glorie to hir, for heeris ben youun to hir for keueryng.
- Wycliffe Bible

and a woman, if she have long hair, a glory it is to her, because the hair instead of a covering hath been given to her;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:15


11:15 Given her - Originally, before the arts of dress were in being.


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

What Do You Think of 1 Corinthians 11?

Share your own thoughts or commentary here...

Notify me if someone responds on this discussion/thread

Bible Options

Sponsored Links