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1 Corinthians 11

He reproveth them, because in holy assemblies,

1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, as I also am of Christ. 1 Corinthians 11:2 Now I praise you, brethren, that in all things you are mindful of me and keep my ordinances as I have delivered them to you. 1 Corinthians 11:3 But I would have you know that the head of every man is Christ: and the head of the woman is the man: and the head of Christ is God.

their men prayed with their heads covered,

1 Corinthians 11:4 Every man praying or prophesying with his head covered disgraceth his head. 1 Corinthians 11:5 But every woman praying or prophesying with her head not covered disgraceth her head: for it is all one as if she were shaven.

and women with their heads uncovered,

1 Corinthians 11:6 For if a woman be not covered, let her be shorn. But if it be a shame to a woman to be shorn or made bald, let her cover her head. 1 Corinthians 11:7 The man indeed ought not to cover his head: because he is the image and glory of God. But the woman 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 For the man was not created for the woman: but the woman for the man. 1 Corinthians 11:10 Therefore ought the woman to have a power over her head, because of the angels. 1 Corinthians 11:11 But yet neither is the man without the woman, nor the woman without the man, in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 11:12 For as the woman is of the man, so also is the man by the woman: but all things of God. 1 Corinthians 11:13 You yourselves judge. Doth it become a woman to pray unto God uncovered? 1 Corinthians 11:14 Doth not even nature itself teach you that a man indeed, if he nourish his hair, it is a shame unto him? 1 Corinthians 11:15 But if a woman nourish her hair, it is a glory to her; for her hair is given to her for a covering. 1 Corinthians 11:16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, nor the Church of God.

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

1 Corinthians 11:17 Now this I ordain: not praising you, that you come together, not for the better, but for the worse. 1 Corinthians 11:18 For first of all I hear that when you come together in the church, there are schisms among you. And in part I believe it. 1 Corinthians 11:19 For there must be also heresies: that they also, who are approved may be made manifest among you. 1 Corinthians 11:20 When you come therefore together into one place, it is not now to eat the Lord's supper.

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

1 Corinthians 11:21 For every one taketh before his own supper to eat. And one indeed is hungry and another is drunk. 1 Corinthians 11:22 What, have you no houses to eat and to drink in? Or despise ye the church of God and put them to shame that have not? What shall I say to you? Do I praise you? In this I praise you not.

Lastly, he calleth them to the first institution thereof.

1 Corinthians 11:23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread, 1 Corinthians 11:24 And giving thanks, broke and said: Take ye and eat: This is my body, which shall be delivered for you. This do for the commemoration of me. 1 Corinthians 11:25 In like manner also the chalice, after he had supped, saying: This chalice is the new testament in my blood. This do ye, as often as you shall drink, for the commemoration of me. 1 Corinthians 11:26 For as often as you shall eat this bread and drink the chalice, you shall shew the death of the Lord, until he come. 1 Corinthians 11:27 Therefore, whosoever shall eat this bread, or drink the chalice of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and of the blood of the Lord. 1 Corinthians 11:28 But let a man prove himself: and so let him eat of that bread and drink of the chalice. 1 Corinthians 11:29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily eateth and drinketh judgment to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord. 1 Corinthians 11:30 Therefore are there many infirm and weak among you: and many sleep. 1 Corinthians 11:31 But if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. 1 Corinthians 11:32 But whilst we are judged, we are chastised by the Lord, that we be not condemned with this world. 1 Corinthians 11:33 Wherefore, my brethren, when you come together to eat, wait for one another. 1 Corinthians 11:34 If any man be hungry, let him eat at home; that you come not together unto judgment. And the rest I will set in order, when I come.

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