1 Corinthians 11
He reproveth them, because in holy assemblies,
1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also [am] of Christ. 1 Corinthians 11:2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, 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, dishonoreth his head. 1 Corinthians 11:5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with [her] head uncovered, dishonoreth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaved.
and women with their heads uncovered,
1 Corinthians 11:6 For if the woman is not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it is a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered. 1 Corinthians 11:7 For a man indeed ought not to cover [his] head, 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 from the woman, but the woman from the man. 1 Corinthians 11:9 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 power on [her] head, because of the angels. 1 Corinthians 11:11 Nevertheless, 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] from the man, even so [is] the man also by the woman; but all things from God. 1 Corinthians 11:13 Judge in yourselves: Is it comely that a woman should pray to God uncovered? 1 Corinthians 11:14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that if a man hath long hair, it is a shame to him? 1 Corinthians 11:15 But if a woman hath 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 Now in this that I declare [to you], 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 there are divisions among you; and I partly believe it. 1 Corinthians 11:19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they who are approved may be made manifest among you. 1 Corinthians 11:20 When therefore ye come together in one place, [this] is not to eat the Lord's supper.
as namely in profaning with their own feasts the Lord's supper.
1 Corinthians 11:21 For in eating every one taketh before [another] 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 shame them 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 have received from the Lord, that which also I delivered to you, That the Lord Jesus, the [same] night in which he was betrayed, took bread: 1 Corinthians 11:24 And when he had given thanks, he broke [it], and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. 1 Corinthians 11:25 After the same manner also [he took] the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as often as ye drink [it], in remembrance of me. 1 Corinthians 11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death till he shall come. 1 Corinthians 11:27 Wherefore, whoever shall eat this bread, and drink [this] cup of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 1 Corinthians 11:28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of [that] bread, and drink of [that] cup. 1 Corinthians 11:29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh condemnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. 1 Corinthians 11:30 For this cause many [are] weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. 1 Corinthians 11:31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. 1 Corinthians 11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. 1 Corinthians 11:33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. 1 Corinthians 11:34 And if any man hungereth, let him eat at home; that ye come not together to condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.