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1 Corinthians 11 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:1 - Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:2 - I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I have delivered them to you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:3 - But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a woman is her husband, and the head of Christ is God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:4 - Any man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:5 - but any woman who prays or prophesies with her head unveiled dishonors her head--it is the same as if her head were shaven.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:6 - For if a woman will not veil herself, then she should cut off her hair; but if it is disgraceful for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her wear a veil.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:7 - For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:8 - (For man was not made from woman, but woman from man.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:9 - Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.)
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:10 - That is why a woman ought to have a veil on her head, because of the angels.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:11 - (Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man nor man of woman;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:12 - for as woman was made from man, so man is now born of woman. And all things are from God.)
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:13 - Judge for yourselves; is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:14 - Does not nature itself teach you that for a man to wear long hair is degrading to him,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:15 - but if a woman has long hair, it is her pride? For her hair is given to her for a covering.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:16 - If any one is disposed to be contentious, we recognize no other practice, nor do the churches of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:17 - But in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:18 - For, in the first place, when you assemble as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you; and I partly believe it,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:19 - for there must be factions among you in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:20 - When you meet together, it is not the Lord's supper that you eat.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:21 - For in eating, each one goes ahead with his own meal, and one is hungry and another is drunk.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:22 - What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I commend you in this? No, I will not.

The Lord's Supper

(Mat 26:26–29; Mar 14:22–25; Luk 22:14–23 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:23 - For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:24 - and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, "This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me."
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:25 - In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me."
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:26 - For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:27 - Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:28 - Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:29 - For any one who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment upon himself.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:30 - That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:31 - But if we judged ourselves truly, we should not be judged.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:32 - But when we are judged by the Lord, we are chastened so that we may not be condemned along with the world.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:33 - So then, my brethren, when you come together to eat, wait for one another--
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 11:34 - if any one is hungry, let him eat at home--lest you come together to be condemned. About the other things I will give directions when I come.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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