Bishops' Bible

1 Corinthians 11

He reproveth them, because in holy assemblies,

1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye the folowers of me, euen as I am of Christe. 1 Corinthians 11:2 I commende you brethren, that ye remember me in all thinges, and kepe the ordinaunces, as I deliuered them to you. 1 Corinthians 11:3 But I wyl that ye knowe, that Christ is the head of euery man. And the man is the womans head: And God is Christes head.

their men prayed with their heads covered,

1 Corinthians 11:4 Euery man praying or prophesiyng, hauyng any thing on his head, shameth his head. 1 Corinthians 11:5 But euery woman that prayeth or prophesieth bare headed, dishonesteth her head: For that is euen all one as yf she were shauen.

and women with their heads uncovered,

1 Corinthians 11:6 Yf the woman be not couered, let her also be shorne. Yf it be a shame for a woman to be shorne or shauen, let her couer her head. 1 Corinthians 11:7 A man ought not to couer his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glorie of God: But the woman is the glorie of the man: 1 Corinthians 11:8 For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man: 1 Corinthians 11:9 Neither was the man created for the womans sake: but the woman for the mans sake. 1 Corinthians 11:10 For this cause ought the woman to haue power on her head, for the Angels sakes. 1 Corinthians 11:11 Neuerthelesse, neither is the man without the woman, neither ye woman without the man, in the Lorde. 1 Corinthians 11:12 For as the woman is of the man, euen so is the man by the woman, but all of God. 1 Corinthians 11:13 Iudge in your selues, whether it be comely that a woman pray vnto God bare headed? 1 Corinthians 11:14 Doth not nature it selfe teache you, that it is a shame for a man, yf he haue long heere? 1 Corinthians 11:15 But yf a woman haue long heere, it is a prayse for her: For her heere is geuen her to couer her withall. 1 Corinthians 11:16 If any man lust to striue, we haue no such custome, neither the Churches of God.

and because generally their meetings were not for the better, but for the worse,

1 Corinthians 11:17 This I warne you of, and commende not, that ye come together, not after a better maner, but after a worse. 1 Corinthians 11:18 For first of all, when ye come together in the Churche, I heare that there is dissention among you, and I partly beleue it. 1 Corinthians 11:19 For there must be sectes among you, that they which are approued among you, myght be knowen. 1 Corinthians 11:20 When ye come together therfore into one place, you can not eate the Lordes supper:

as namely in profaning with their own feasts the Lord's supper.

1 Corinthians 11:21 For euery one preuenteth other, in eatyng his owne supper. And one is hungry, and another is drunken. 1 Corinthians 11:22 Haue ye not houses to eate & to drynke in? Despise ye the Churche of God, and shame them that haue not? What shall I say vnto you, shall I prayse you in this, I prayse you not.

Lastly, he calleth them to the first institution thereof.

1 Corinthians 11:23 That which I deliuered vnto you, I receaued of the Lorde. For the Lord Iesus, the same nyght in the which he was betrayed, toke bread: 1 Corinthians 11:24 And when he had geuen thankes, he brake it, and sayde: Take ye [and] eate, this is my body which is broke for you: This do ye in the remembraunce of me. 1 Corinthians 11:25 After the same maner also [he toke] the cup, when he had supped, saying: This cup is the newe testament in my blood: This do as oft as ye drynke it, in remembraunce of me. 1 Corinthians 11:26 For as often as ye shal eate this bread, and drynke this cup, ye shall shewe the Lordes death tyll he come. 1 Corinthians 11:27 Wherfore, whosoeuer shall eate this bread, and drynke this cup of the Lorde vnworthyly, shalbe gyltie of the body and blood of the Lorde. 1 Corinthians 11:28 But let a man examine hym selfe, and so let hym eate of this bread, and drinke of this cuppe: 1 Corinthians 11:29 For he that eateth and drynketh vnworthyly, eateth and drynketh his owne dampnation, [because] he maketh no difference of the Lordes body. 1 Corinthians 11:30 For this cause many are weake and sicke among you, and many slepe. 1 Corinthians 11:31 For yf we woulde iudge our selues, we shoulde not be iudged. 1 Corinthians 11:32 But when we are iudged, we are chastened of the Lorde, that we shoulde not be dampned with the worlde. 1 Corinthians 11:33 Wherfore my brethren, when ye come together to eate, tary one for another. 1 Corinthians 11:34 If any man hunger, let hym eate at home, that ye come not together vnto condempnation. Other thynges wyll I set in order when I come.

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