1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Corinthians 11:7

“For a man in deede ought not to couer his head, forasmuch as hee is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.”

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Other Translations

For a man indeed ought not to cover [his] head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
- King James Version

For a man ought not to have his head covered, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For a man indeed ought not to have his head veiled, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For it is not right for a man to have his head covered, because he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
- Basic English Bible

For man indeed ought not to have his head covered, being God's image and glory; but woman is man's glory.
- Darby Bible

For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
- Webster's Bible

For a man ought not to have a veil on his head, since he is the image and glory of God; while woman is the glory of man.
- Weymouth Bible

For a man indeed ought not to have his head covered, because he is the image and glory of God, but the woman is the glory of the man.
- World English Bible

But a man schal not hile his heed, for he is the ymage and the glorie of God; but a womman is the glorie of man.
- Wycliffe Bible

for a man, indeed, ought not to cover the head, being the image and glory of God, and a woman is the glory of a man,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:7


11:7 A man indeed ought not to veil his head, because he is the image of God - In the dominion he bears over the creation, representing the supreme dominion of God, which is his glory. But the woman is only matter of glory to the man, who has a becoming dominion over her. Therefore she ought not to appear, but with her head veiled, as a tacit acknowledgment of it.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:7


1Co 11:7 A man indeed ought not to cover [his] head, etc. In this whole passage we must keep in mind the Eastern ideas of the relations of the sexes. Paul bases these rules of propriety on the account of their creation. The veil is a sign of subordination to others present. He is the image and glory of God. But man has no created superior. The woman is the glory of the man. She is subordinate to him, of which the veil is the symbol.

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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