1 Corinthians 11
He reproveth them, because in holy assemblies,
1 Corinthians 11:1 I commende you 1 Corinthians 11:2 brethren, that ye remembre me in all poyntes, and kepe the ordinaunces, eue as I delyuered them vnto you. 1 Corinthians 11:3 But I certifye you, that Christ is the heade of euery man. As for ye man, he is the heade of ye woman, but God is Christes heade.
their men prayed with their heads covered,
1 Corinthians 11:4 Euery man that prayeth or prophecieth, and hath eny thinge on his heade, shameth his heade. 1 Corinthians 11:5 But euery woman that prayeth or prophecieth with vncouered heade, dishonesteth hir heade. For it is euen a lyke moch as yf she were shauen.
and women with their heads uncovered,
1 Corinthians 11:6 Yf the woma be not couered, let hir heer also be cut of. But yf it be vncomely for a woman to haue hir heer cut of or to be shauen, then let hir couer hir heade. 1 Corinthians 11:7 Neuertheles the man oughte not to couer his heade, for so moch as he is the ymage and glory of God: but the woma is the glory 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 Nether was the man created for the womans sake, but the woma for the mans sake. 1 Corinthians 11:10 Therfore ought the woman to haue a power vpon hir heade, for the angels sakes. 1 Corinthians 11:11 Neuertheles nether is the man without ye woman, nether the woman without the ma in the LORDE. 1 Corinthians 11:12 For as the woman is of the man, euen so commeth the man also by the woman, but all of God. 1 Corinthians 11:13 Iudge ye by yor selues, whether it be comly, yt a woma praye before God bare headed? 1 Corinthians 11:14 Or doth not nature teach you, yt it is a shame for a man 1 Corinthians 11:15 yf he weere loge heer, & a prayse to ye woma, yf she weere loge heer? For hir heer is geue heer to couer her withall. 1 Corinthians 11:16 But yf there be eny man amoge you that hath lust to stryue, let him knowe, that we haue no soch custome, nether the congregacions of God.
and because generally their meetings were not for the better, but for the worse,
1 Corinthians 11:17 But this must I warne you of: I commende it not, that ye come together not after a better maner but after a worse. 1 Corinthians 11:18 First, whan ye come together in the congregacion, I heare, that there are discensions amonge you, and I partly beleue it. 1 Corinthians 11:19 For there must be sectes amonge you, that they which are perfecte amonge you, mighte be knowne. 1 Corinthians 11:20 Now whan ye come together, the LORDES supper can not be kepte. For whan it shulde be kepte, euery ma taketh his awne supper afore.
as namely in profaning with their own feasts the Lord's supper.
1 Corinthians 11:21 And one is hogrie, another is dronke. Haue ye not houses to eate and drynke in? 1 Corinthians 11:22 Or despyse ye ye cogregacion of God, and shame them that haue not? What shal I saye vnto you? Shal I prayse you? in this prayse I you not.
Lastly, he calleth them to the first institution thereof.
1 Corinthians 11:23 That which I delyuered vnto you, receaued I of the LORDE. For the LORDE Iesus the same nighte in the which he was betrayed, toke the bred, 1 Corinthians 11:24 & gaue thankes, and brake it, and sayde: Take ye, & eate ye, this is my body, which is broken for you. This do in the remembraunce of me. 1 Corinthians 11:25 After the same maner also he toke ye cuppe whan supper was done, and sayde: This cuppe is the new Testament in my bloude, this do (as oft as ye drynke it) in the remebrauce of me. 1 Corinthians 11:26 For as oft as ye shal eate of this bred, & drynke of this cuppe, ye shal shewe the LORDES death, vntyll he come. 1 Corinthians 11:27 Wherfore who soeuer shal eate off this bred, and drynke off this cuppe of the LORDE vnworthely, shalbe giltye of the body and bloude of the LORDE. 1 Corinthians 11:28 But let a man examen himselfe, and so let him eate of this bred, and drynke of this cuppe. 1 Corinthians 11:29 For he that eateth and drynketh vnworthely, eateth & drynketh his awne damnacion, because he maketh no differece of the LORDES body. 1 Corinthians 11:30 Therfore are there so many weake and sicke amoge you, and many slepe. 1 Corinthians 11:31 For yf we iudged oure selues, we shulde not be iudged. 1 Corinthians 11:32 But whan we are iudged, we are chastened of ye LORDE, that we shulde not be daned with the worlde. 1 Corinthians 11:33 Wherfore my brethren, whan ye come together to eate, tary one for another. 1 Corinthians 11:34 But yf eny man honger, let him eate at home, that ye come not together vnto codempnacion. As for other thinges, I wil set them in order whan I come.