1 Corinthians 11
He reproveth them, because in holy assemblies,
1 Corinthians 11:1 Folowe me, as I do Christe. 1 Corinthians 11:2 I commende you brethren that ye remembre me in al thinges, & kepe the ordinaunces euen as I deliuered them to you. 1 Corinthians 11:3 I woulde you knewe that Christ is the heade of euery man. And the man is the womans heade. And God is Christes heade.
their men prayed with their heads covered,
1 Corinthians 11:4 Euery man praiynge or prophesiynge hauing any thinge on his heade, shameth his head. 1 Corinthians 11:5 Euery woman that prayeth or prophesyeth bare headed, dishonesteth her heade. For it is euen all one, and the very same thinge, euen as though 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 head. 1 Corinthians 11:7 A man oughte not to couer his heade, for as muche as he is the ymage and glorye of God. The woman is the glorye 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 Neither was the man created for the womans sake: but the woman for the mannes sake. 1 Corinthians 11:10 For thys cause ought þe woman to haue power on her heade, for þe aungels sakes. 1 Corinthians 11:11 Neuerthelesse, neyther is the man wythout the woman neyther the woman wythout the man in the Lorde. 1 Corinthians 11:12 For as þe woman is of the man, euen so is the man by the woman: but al is of God. 1 Corinthians 11:13 Iudge in your selfes whether it be comelye, that a woman praye vnto God beare headed. 1 Corinthians 11:14 Or els doeth not nature teache you that it is a shame for a man, 1 Corinthians 11:15 yf he haue longe heyr, & prayse to a woman, yf she haue longe heyre? For her heyre is geuen her to couer her wythall. 1 Corinthians 11:16 If there be anye man amonge you, that lusteth to striue let hym knowe that we haue no suche custome, neither the congregations 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 together: not after a better maner but after a worsse. 1 Corinthians 11:18 Fyrste 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 there muste be sectes amonge you, that they whyche are perfecte amonge you, myghte be knowen. 1 Corinthians 11:20 When ye come together a man can not eate the Lordes supper. For euery man beginneth afore to eate hys owne supper.
as namely in profaning with their own feasts the Lord's supper.
1 Corinthians 11:21 And one is houngerye, and another is drounken. Haue ye not houses to eate and to drinke in? 1 Corinthians 11:22 Or els despise ye the congregacion of God and shame them that haue not? What shall I saye vnto you? shall I prayse you: In thys prayse I you not.
Lastly, he calleth them to the first institution thereof.
1 Corinthians 11:23 That whiche I delyuered you, I receiued of the Lorde. For the Lorde Iesus þe same nyght, in whyche he was betrayed, toke breade, 1 Corinthians 11:24 and thanked and brake, and sayde. Take ye, eate ye thys is my bodye whiche is broken for you. Thys do ye in the remembraunce of me. 1 Corinthians 11:25 After the same maner he toke the cuppe, when supper was done, saying. Thys cuppe is the newe testamente in my bloude. Thys do as ofte as ye drynke it, in the remembraunce of me. 1 Corinthians 11:26 For as often as ye shal eate thys breade, and drincke this cuppe, ye shall shewe the Lordes death tyll he come. 1 Corinthians 11:27 Wherfore whosoeuer shall eate of this bread, or drinke of the cuppe vnworthely, shall be gyltie of the bodye and bloude of the Lorde. 1 Corinthians 11:28 Let a man therfore examen hym selfe, and so let hym eate of the breade and drynke of the cuppe. 1 Corinthians 11:29 For he that eateth or drinketh vnworthelye, eateth and drynketh his owne dampnation, because he maketh no difference of the Lordes bodye. 1 Corinthians 11:30 For this cause manye are weake and sycke amonge you, and manye slepe. 1 Corinthians 11:31 Yf we had truely iudged our selues, we should not haue ben iudged. 1 Corinthians 11:32 But when we are iudged of the Lorde, we are chastened, because we shoulde not be dampued wyth 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 hunger, let hym eate at home, that ye come not together vnto condempnation. Other thynges wil I set in order when I come.