1 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Corinthians 11:8

“For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.”

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Other Translations

For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.
- King James Version

For man does not originate from woman, but woman from man;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the man did not come from the woman, but the woman from the man.
- Basic English Bible

For man is not of woman, but woman of man.
- Darby Bible

For the man is not from the woman, but the woman from the man.
- Webster's Bible

Man does not take his origin from woman, but woman takes hers from man.
- Weymouth Bible

For man is not from woman, but woman from man;
- World English Bible

For a man is not of the womman, but the womman of the man.
- Wycliffe Bible

for a man is not of a woman, but a woman [is] of a man,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:8


11:8 The man is not - In the first production of nature.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:8


1Co 11:8 For the man is not from the woman. In the creative act man was first, and woman was made from man.

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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