1 Corinthians 11:2-16 Reading the Passage

The Role of Men and Women in the Church – 1 Corinthians 11:2-16

11 (2) I praise you for remembering me in everything and for keeping the teachings just as I delivered them to you. (3) But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of a woman is the man, and the head of Christ is God. (4) Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered is dishonoring his head. (5) But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered is dishonoring her head—for it is just as though her head were shaved. (6) If a woman does not cover her head, let her also have her hair sheared. But if it is disgraceful for a woman to have her hair sheared or shaved off, let her cover her head. (7) A man ought not to have his head covered, because he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man—(8) for man did not come from woman, but woman was taken out of man. (9) Furthermore, man was not created for the woman; on the contrary, woman was created for the man. (10) Because of this, the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head for the sake of the angels. (11) Nevertheless, woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman, in the Lord. (12) Just as the woman was taken out of the man, so also the man is born by the woman; but everything comes from God. (13) Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? (14) Does not nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair it is a disgrace to him, (15) but if a woman has long hair it is a glory for her?—because the long hair has been given to her as a covering. (16) Now if anyone wants to be contentious, let him know that we have no place for such a practice, nor do the churches of God.

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