1 Corinthians 11

Thomson(i) 1 Be ye imitators of me as I am of Christ. 2 Now, I praise you, brethren, that in all things you are mindful of me and hold fast the doctrines as I delivered them to you; 3 and I wish you to know that the Christ is the head of every man; and that the head of woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man praying or prophesying with his head covered dishonoureth his head; 5 and every woman praying or prophesying with the head uncovered dishonoureth her head; for it is the same as if she were shaven. 6 For if a woman is not veiled, let her be shorn. But if it be shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be veiled. 7 For man indeed ought not to have his head covered, he being an image and a glory of God; but woman is a glory of man; 8 for man was not made of woman; but woman of man. 9 Nor was man created for the woman; but woman for the man. 10 The woman, therefore, ought to have a covering on the head, because of the messengers. 11 Nevertheless, man is not without woman, nor woman without man in the Lord. 12 For as the woman was of the man, so also the man is by the woman; and all things are of God. 13 Judge for yourselves. Is it becoming for a woman unveiled to pray to God? 14 Doth not nature itself teach you that if a man hath long hair, it is a shame to him; 15 but if a woman hath long hair it is a glory to her; because the hair is given her for a veil. 16 If any one, however, is disposed to be contentious, neither we nor the congregations have any such custom. 17 But in regard to this which I am about to mention I do not commend you, because you meet together not for the better but for the worse. 18 For in the first place, on your assembling together in the congregation, I hear that there are divisions among you; and I partly believe it: 19 for there must be sects among you, that the approved among you may become manifest. 20 When you therefore assemble together, it is not to eat the Lord's supper; 21 for every one at eating taketh first his own supper, so one indeed is hungry and another is plentifully fed. 22 What? have you not houses for eating and drinking? Or do you despise the congregation of God, and expose to shame them who have not? What must I say to you? Shall I commend you for this? I do not commend you. 23 For I received from the Lord this which I delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night in which he was delivered up, took a loaf, 24 and having given thanks, broke it, and said, "Take, eat; this is my body which is broken for you. Do this in commemoration of me." 25 And in like manner, the cup also, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant by my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in commemoration of me. 26 For as often as you eat this loaf, and drink this cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord, until he come. 27 So that whosoever shall eat this loaf or drink this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, he will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Now, let a man examine himself, and in this manner eat of that loaf and drink of that cup; 29 for he who eateth and drinketh in an unworthy manner, eateth and drinketh a judgment for himself, not distinguishing the body of the Lord. 30 For this cause many among you are weakly and sick, and many are falling asleep. 31 For if we distinguish ourselves, should we not be judged? 32 And being judged, we are corrected by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world. 33 Wherefore, my brethren, when you assemble to eat, wait for one another; 34 and if any one is hungry let him eat at home, that you may not come together for judgment. And the rest I will set in order when I come.