1 Corinthians 11
He reproveth them, because in holy assemblies,
1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye the folowers of me, as I am the folower of Christ. 1 Corinthians 11:2 I commende you brethren, that ye remember me in all thynges, and kepe the ordinaunces, euen as I delyuered them to you. 1 Corinthians 11:3 But I wolde haue you to knowe, that Christ is the heed of euery man. And the man is the womans heed. And God is Christes heed.
their men prayed with their heads covered,
1 Corinthians 11:4 Euery man prayinge or prophesyinge hauing eny thynge on his heed, shameth his heed. 1 Corinthians 11:5 Euery woman that prayeth or prophesyeth bare headed, dishonesteth hyr head. For that is euen all one, as yf she were shauen.
and women with their heads uncovered,
1 Corinthians 11:6 If the woman be not couered, let her also be shoren. If it be shame for a woman to be shorne or shauen, let her couer her heed. 1 Corinthians 11:7 A man ought not to couer his heed, for as moch as he is the ymage 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 Nether was the man created for the womans sake: but the woman for the mannes sake. 1 Corinthians 11:10 For this cause ought the woman to haue power on her heed, for the angels sakes: 1 Corinthians 11:11 Neuerthelesse, nether is þe man with out the woman. nether the 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 youre selues, whether it be comly that a woman praye vnto God bare heeded. 1 Corinthians 11:14 Doth not nature it selfe teach you, that it is a shame for a man, 1 Corinthians 11:15 yf he haue longe heere: and a prayse to a woman: yf she haue longe heer. For hyr heer is geuen her to couer her withall. 1 Corinthians 11:16 If any man luste to stryue, we haue no soch custome, nether the congregacyons 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 not together after a better maner, but after a worsse. 1 Corinthians 11:18 For fyrst of all when ye come together in the congregacion, I heare that there is dyssencyon amonge you: and I partely beleue it. 1 Corinthians 11:19 For ther must be sectes amonge you, that they which are perfect amonge you, myght be knowen 1 Corinthians 11:20 When ye come to gether therfore into one place, the Lordes supper can not be eaten. For euery man begynneth afore to eate his awne supper.
as namely in profaning with their own feasts the Lord's supper.
1 Corinthians 11:21 And one is hongry, and another is droncken. Haue ye not houses to eate and to drincke in? 1 Corinthians 11:22 Despyse ye the congregacion of God, and shame them that haue not? What shall 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, I receaued of the Lorde. For the Lorde Iesus the same nyght, in which he was betrayed, toke breed: 1 Corinthians 11:24 and whan he had geuen thankes, he brake it and sayde: Take ye, and eate: this is my body, whych is broken for you. This do ye in the remembraunce of me. 1 Corinthians 11:25 After the same maner also he toke the cup, when supper was done, sayinge: This cuppe is the new testament in my bloude. Thys do as oft as ye dryncke it, in remembraunce of me. 1 Corinthians 11:26 For as often as ye shall eate this breed, and drincke this cup: ye shall shewe the Lordes deeth tyll he come. 1 Corinthians 11:27 Wherfore, whosoeuer, shall eate of this bread, or dryncke of the cup of the Lorde vnworthely, shalbe gyltye of the body and bloud of the Lorde. 1 Corinthians 11:28 But let a man examen him selfe, and so let him eate of the breed, and drincke of the cup. 1 Corinthians 11:29 For he that eateth or dryncketh vnworthely, eateth and dryncketh his awne damnacyon, because he maketh no difference of þe Lordes body. 1 Corinthians 11:30 For this cause many are weake and sycke amonge you, and many slepe. 1 Corinthians 11:31 For If we had iudged oure selues, we shuld not haue bene iudged. 1 Corinthians 11:32 But when we are iudged of the Lorde, we are chastened, that we shulde not be damned 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 honger, let him eate at home, that ye come not together vnto condemnacyon. Other thynges will I set in order, when I come.