1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Corinthians 11:6

“For if the woman be not couered, let her also bee shorne: but if it bee a shame for a woman to be shorne or shauen, let her be couered.”

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Other Translations

For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.
- King James Version

For if a woman does not cover her head, let her also have her hair cut off; but if it is disgraceful for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, let her cover her head.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For if a woman is not veiled, let her also be shorn: but if it is a shame to a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be veiled.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For if a woman is not veiled, let her hair be cut off; but if it is a shame to a woman to have her hair cut off, let her be veiled.
- Basic English Bible

For if a woman be not covered, let her hair also be cut off. But if [it be] shameful to a woman to have her hair cut off or to be shaved, let her be covered.
- Darby Bible

For if the woman is not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it is a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered.
- Webster's Bible

If a woman will not wear a veil, let her also cut off her hair. But since it is a dishonor to a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, let her wear a veil.
- Weymouth Bible

For if a woman is not covered, let her also be shorn. But if it is shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered.
- World English Bible

And if a womman be not keuered, be sche pollid; and if it is foul thing to a womman to be pollid, or to be maad ballid, hile sche hir heed.
- Wycliffe Bible

for if a woman is not covered -- then let her be shorn, and if [it is] a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven -- let her be covered;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:6


11:6 Therefore if a woman is not covered - If she will throw off the badge of subjection, let her appear with her hair cut like a man's. But if it be shameful far a woman to appear thus in public, especially in a religious assembly, let her, for the same reason, keep on her veil.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:6


1Co 11:6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn. If she defies decorum by an uncovered head, let her go further, and be shaven.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 11

  • 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
  • Lorrie
    Am I correct in that these paticular scriptures is in regards to The Lords Supper and not fellowshipping dinners at the church?
  • Steve morrow
    1 COR 11:3but I would have you know that the head of every man is CHRIST and the head of the woman is the man and the head of CHRIST is GOD 1 COR 8:5for though there be that are called gods whether in heaven or in earth as there be gods many and lords many8:6BUT TO US THERE IS BUT ONE GOD THE FATHER OF WHOM ARE ALL THINGS AND WE IN HIM AND ONE LORD JESUS CHRIST BY WHOM ARE ALL THINGS AND WE BY HIM
  • Bruce
    Ray: Any Comment, Question, Thought is Helpful to All of Us. We are Iron Sharpening Iron. My Grandmother would not Eat at Church so I didn't. When they came together One would Bring Food,sit there and Eat Verse 21,Verse 22 One would feel Ashamed because they're to Poor. Today We have Church dinners,it's for Rich or Poor All can Eat. There should Never be a Charge or Combined with The Lord's Supper

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