1 Corinthians 11
He reproveth them, because in holy assemblies,
1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye imitators of me, even as I also am of Christ. 1 Corinthians 11:2 Now I praise you that ye remember me in all things, and hold fast the traditions, even as I 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, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head. 1 Corinthians 11:5 But every woman praying or prophesying with her head unveiled dishonoureth her head: for it is one and the same thing as if she were shaven.
and women with their heads uncovered,
1 Corinthians 11:6 For if a woman is not veiled, let her also be shorn: but if it is a shame to a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be veiled. 1 Corinthians 11:7 For a man indeed ought not to have his head veiled, forasmuch as 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 neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man: 1 Corinthians 11:10 for this cause ought the woman to have [a sign of] authority on her head, because of the angels. 1 Corinthians 11:11 Howbeit neither is the woman without the man, nor the man without the woman, in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 11:12 For as the woman is of the man, so is the man also by the woman; but all things are of God. 1 Corinthians 11:13 Judge ye in yourselves: is it seemly that a woman pray unto God unveiled? 1 Corinthians 11:14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a dishonour to him? 1 Corinthians 11:15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering. 1 Corinthians 11:16 But if any man seemeth to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.
and because generally their meetings were not for the better, but for the worse,
1 Corinthians 11:17 But in giving you this charge, I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better but for the worse. 1 Corinthians 11:18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that divisions exist among you; and I partly believe it. 1 Corinthians 11:19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you. 1 Corinthians 11:20 When therefore ye assemble yourselves together, it is not possible to eat the Lord's supper:
as namely in profaning with their own feasts the Lord's supper.
1 Corinthians 11:21 for in your eating each one taketh before [other] his own supper; and one is hungry, and another is drunken. 1 Corinthians 11:22 What? have ye not 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? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.
Lastly, he calleth them to the first institution thereof.
1 Corinthians 11:23 For I received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, how that the Lord Jesus in the night in which he was betrayed took bread; 1 Corinthians 11:24 and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, This is my body, which is for you: this do in remembrance of me. 1 Corinthians 11:25 In like manner also the cup, after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood: this do, as oft as ye drink [it], in remembrance of me. 1 Corinthians 11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink the cup, ye proclaim the Lord's death till he come. 1 Corinthians 11:27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat the bread or drink the cup of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. 1 Corinthians 11:28 But let a man prove himself, and so let him eat of the bread, and drink of the cup. 1 Corinthians 11:29 For he that eateth and drinketh, eateth and drinketh judgment unto himself, if he discern not the body. 1 Corinthians 11:30 For this cause many among you are weak and sickly, and not a few sleep. 1 Corinthians 11:31 But if we discerned ourselves, we should not be judged. 1 Corinthians 11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world. 1 Corinthians 11:33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, wait one for another. 1 Corinthians 11:34 If any man is hungry, let him eat at home; that your coming together be not unto judgment. And the rest will I set in order whensoever I come.