1 Corinthians 11
He reproveth them, because in holy assemblies,
1 Corinthians 11:1 Followers of me become ye, as I also [am] of Christ. 1 Corinthians 11:2 And I praise you, brethren, that in all things ye remember me, and according as I did deliver to you, the deliverances ye keep, 1 Corinthians 11:3 and I wish you to know that of every man the head is the Christ, and the head of a woman is the husband, and the head of Christ is God.
their men prayed with their heads covered,
1 Corinthians 11:4 Every man praying or prophesying, having the head covered, doth dishonour his head, 1 Corinthians 11:5 and every woman praying or prophesying with the head uncovered, doth dishonour her own head, for it is one and the same thing with her being shaven,
and women with their heads uncovered,
1 Corinthians 11:6 for if a woman is not coveredthen let her be shorn, and if [it is] a shame for a woman to be shorn or shavenlet her be covered; 1 Corinthians 11:7 for a man, indeed, ought not to cover the head, being the image and glory of God, and a woman is the glory of a man, 1 Corinthians 11:8 for a man is not of a woman, but a woman [is] of a man, 1 Corinthians 11:9 for a man also was not created because of the woman, but a woman because of the man; 1 Corinthians 11:10 because of this the woman ought to have [a token of] authority upon the head, because of the messengers; 1 Corinthians 11:11 but neither [is] a man apart from a woman, nor a woman apart from a man, in the Lord, 1 Corinthians 11:12 for as the woman [is] of the man, so also the man [is] through the woman, and the all things [are] of God. 1 Corinthians 11:13 In your own selves judge ye; is it seemly for a woman uncovered to pray to God? 1 Corinthians 11:14 doth not even nature itself teach you, that if a man indeed have long hair, a dishonour it is to him? 1 Corinthians 11:15 and a woman, if she have long hair, a glory it is to her, because the hair instead of a covering hath been given to her; 1 Corinthians 11:16 and if any one doth think to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the assemblies of God.
and because generally their meetings were not for the better, but for the worse,
1 Corinthians 11:17 And this declaring, I give no praise, because not for the better, but for the worse ye come together; 1 Corinthians 11:18 for first, indeed, ye coming together in an assembly, I hear of divisions being among you, and partly I believe [it], 1 Corinthians 11:19 for it behoveth sects also to be among you, that those approved may become manifest among you; 1 Corinthians 11:20 ye, then, coming together at the same placeit 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 each his own supper doth take before in the eating, and one is hungry, and another is drunk; 1 Corinthians 11:22 why, have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or the assembly of God do ye despise, and shame those not having? what may I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I do not praise!
Lastly, he calleth them to the first institution thereof.
1 Corinthians 11:23 For II received from the Lord that which also I did deliver to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which he was delivered up, took bread, 1 Corinthians 11:24 and having given thanks, he brake, and said, 'Take ye, eat ye, this is my body, that for you is being broken; this do yeto the remembrance of me.' 1 Corinthians 11:25 In like manner also the cup after the supping, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood; this do ye, as often as ye may drink [it]to the remembrance of me;' 1 Corinthians 11:26 for as often as ye may eat this bread, and this cup may drink, the death of the Lord ye do shew forthtill he may come; 1 Corinthians 11:27 so that whoever may eat this bread or may drink the cup of the Lord unworthily, guilty he shall be of the body and blood of the Lord: 1 Corinthians 11:28 and let a man be proving himself, and so of the bread let him eat, and of the cup let him drink; 1 Corinthians 11:29 for he who is eating and drinking unworthily, judgment to himself he doth eat and drinknot discerning the body of the Lord. 1 Corinthians 11:30 Because of this, among you many [are] weak and sickly, and sleep do many; 1 Corinthians 11:31 for if ourselves we were discerning, we would not be being judged, 1 Corinthians 11:32 and being judged by the Lord, we are chastened, that with the world we may not be condemned; 1 Corinthians 11:33 so then, my brethren, coming together to eat, for one another wait ye; 1 Corinthians 11:34 and if any one is hungry, at home let him eat, that to judgment ye may not come together; and the rest, whenever I may come, I shall arrange.