1 Corinthians 11
He reproveth them, because in holy assemblies,
1 Corinthians 11:1 Be yee followers of mee, euen as I am of Christ. 1 Corinthians 11:2 Now brethren, I commend you, that ye remember all my things, & keepe the ordinances, as I deliuered them to you. 1 Corinthians 11:3 But I wil that ye know, that Christ is the head of euery man: and the man is the womans head: and God is Christs head.
their men prayed with their heads covered,
1 Corinthians 11:4 Euery man praying or prophecying hauing any thing on his head, dishonoureth his head. 1 Corinthians 11:5 But euery woman that prayeth or prophecieth bare headed, dishonoureth her head: for it is euen one very thing, as though she were shauen.
and women with their heads uncovered,
1 Corinthians 11:6 Therefore if the woman be not couered, let her also be shorne: and if it be shame for a woman to be shorne or shauen, let her be couered. 1 Corinthians 11:7 For a man ought not to couer his head: for as much as he is the image & 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 womans sake: but the woman for the mans sake. 1 Corinthians 11:10 Therefore ought the woman to haue power on her head, because of the Angels. 1 Corinthians 11:11 Neuertheles, neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man 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 Iudge in your selues, Is it comely that a woman pray vnto God vncouered? 1 Corinthians 11:14 Doeth not nature it selfe teach you, that if a man haue long heare, it is a shame vnto him? 1 Corinthians 11:15 But if a woman haue long heare, it is a prayse vnto her: for her heare is giuen her for a couering. 1 Corinthians 11:16 But if any man lust to be contentious, 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 Nowe in this that I declare, I prayse you not, that ye come together, not with profite, but with hurt. 1 Corinthians 11:18 For first of all, when ye come together in the Church, I heare that there are dissentions among you: and I beleeue it to be true in some part. 1 Corinthians 11:19 For there must be heresies euen among you, that they which are approoued among you, might be knowen. 1 Corinthians 11:20 When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eate the Lords Supper.
as namely in profaning with their own feasts the Lord's supper.
1 Corinthians 11:21 For euery man when they should eate, taketh his owne supper afore, and one is hungry, and another is drunken. 1 Corinthians 11:22 Haue ye not houses to eate & to drinke in? despise ye the Church of God, and shame them that haue not? what shal I say to you? shall I prayse you in this? I prayse you not.
Lastly, he calleth them to the first institution thereof.
1 Corinthians 11:23 For I haue receiued of the Lorde that which I also haue deliuered vnto you, to wit, That the Lorde Iesus in the night when he was betrayed, tooke bread: 1 Corinthians 11:24 And when hee had giuen thankes, hee brake it, and sayde, Take, eate: this is my body, which is broken for you: this doe ye in remembrance of me. 1 Corinthians 11:25 After the same maner also he tooke the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the Newe Testament in my blood: this doe as oft as ye drinke it, in remembrance of me. 1 Corinthians 11:26 For as often as ye shall eate this bread, and drinke this cup, ye shewe the Lords death till hee come. 1 Corinthians 11:27 Wherefore, whosoeuer shall eate this bread, and drinke the cup of the Lord vnworthily, shall be guiltie of the body and blood of the Lord. 1 Corinthians 11:28 Let euery man therefore examine himselfe, and so let him eate of this bread, and drinke of this cup. 1 Corinthians 11:29 For he that eateth and drinketh vnworthily, eateth and drinketh his owne damnation, because he discerneth not the Lords body. 1 Corinthians 11:30 For this cause many are weake, & sicke among you, and many sleepe. 1 Corinthians 11:31 For if we would iudge our selues, we should not be iudged. 1 Corinthians 11:32 But when we are iudged, we are chastened of the Lord, because we should not be condemned with the world. 1 Corinthians 11:33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eate, tary one for another. 1 Corinthians 11:34 And if any man be hungry, let him eate at home, that ye come not together vnto condemnation. Other things will I set in order when I come.