1 Corinthians 11

Riverside(i) 1 IMITATE me as I imitate Christ. 2 I praise you because you remember me in all things and hold firmly the traditions as I passed them on to you. 3 I wish you to know that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of a woman is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man praying or prophesying with his head draped dishonors his head. 5 But every woman praying or prophesying bareheaded dishonors her head. For it is one and the same as if she had her head shaved. 6 For if a woman is not covered, then let her cut off her hair. But if it is a shame to a woman to cut off her hair or to shave, let her veil herself. 7 For a man has no need to cover his head since he is the image and glory of God. But the woman is the glory of man. 8 For man was not from woman, but woman from man, 9 for man was not formed for woman, but woman for man. 10 Therefore, the woman ought to have a badge of authority on her head because of the angels. 11 Yet neither is woman without man nor man without woman in the Lord. 12 For as woman is from man so is man through woman, but all things from God. 13 Decide for yourselves: is it becoming for a woman to pray to God unveiled? 14 Does not Nature herself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him, 15 but that if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her? Because the hair is given to her for a covering. 16 But if any one cares to be contentious, we have no such custom, nor have the churches of God. 17 In giving the following directions I do not praise you, because you do not assemble for the better, but for the worse. 18 For, in the first place, I hear that when you assemble as a church there are parties among you, and to some extent I believe it. 19 For there must be parties among you in order that it may become plain who are worthy of approval. 20 When, therefore, you assemble it is not possible to eat the Lord's supper. 21 For in eating each one tries to get his own supper first and one is hungry and another is drunken. 22 Have you not homes to eat and drink in? Or do you mean to show contempt for the church of God and put to shame those who have no homes? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you? For this I do not praise you. 23 For I received from the Lord that which I passed on to you that the Lord Jesus, on the night in which he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks he broke it and said, "This is my body which is broken for you. Do this in memory of me." 25 In like manner he took also the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in memory of me." 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup you proclaim the Lord's death, until he comes. 27 Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord unworthily will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man examine himself and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For he who eats and drinks eats and drinks condemnation to himself, if he does not honor the Lord's body. 30 For this reason many are weak and sickly among you and a number are asleep. 31 If we judged ourselves we should not be judged. 32 But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined in order that we may not be condemned along with the world. 33 So then, my brethren, when you assemble to eat, wait for one another. 34 If any one is hungry, let him eat at home, that your assembling may not bring condemnation on you. The other matters I will arrange when I come.