Bible verses about "the purpose of the woman" | Anderson
1 Cultivate love, and earnestly desire spiritual gifts, but rather that you may prophesy. 2 For he that speaks in an unknown tongue, speaks not to men, but to God; for no one understands him: but yet in spirit he speaks mysteries. 3 But he that prophesies speaks to men so as to build them up, to exhort and comfort them. 4 He that speaks in an unknown tongue, edifies himself; but he that prophesies, edifies the church. 5 I am willing, indeed, that you should all speak in tongues, but rather that you should prophesy; for greater is he that prophesies than he that speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, in order that the church may receive instruction. 6 Now, brethren, if I come to you speaking in tongues, in what will I profit you, unless I speak to you by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophecy, or by teaching? 7 And even lifeless instruments, which produce sound, whether pipe or harp, unless they give a distinction in the notes, how shall that which is piped or harped be known? 8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for battle? 9 So, also, unless you, with the tongue, utter words that are intelligible, how shall that which is spoken be known? for you will speak into the air. 10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without meaning. 11 If, then, I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be to him that speaks a barbarian; and he that speaks will be a barbarian to me. 12 So, also, do you, since you greatly desire spiritual gifts, seek to excel to the building up of the church. 13 For which reason, let him that speaks in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret. 14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, the spirit which I have prays, but my understanding is unfruitful. 15 What, then, is it? I will pray with the spirit which is given to me, and I will pray with my understanding also. I will sing with the spirit that is given to me, and I will sing with my understanding also. 16 Otherwise, if you bless with the spirit that is given to you, how will he that occupies the place of the unlearned man say Amen, when you give thanks, since he understands not what you say? 17 For you give thanks well, but the other is not edified. 18 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than you all. 19 Yet in the church I would rather speak five words with my understanding, that I may instruct others, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue. 20 Brethren, be not children in understanding: yet, in malice, be childlike; but, in understanding, be full-grown men. 21 In the law it is written: Through men of other tongues and other lips will I speak to this people; and not even thus will they hear me, says the Lord. 22 Therefore, tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe, but to those who believe not: but prophecy is not for those who believe not, but for those who believe. 23 If, then, the whole church come together into the same place, and all speak in tongues, and there come in unlearned men, or unbelievers, will they not say that you are mad? 24 But if all prophesy, and there comes in an unbeliever, or an unlearned man, he is convinced by all, he is examined by all, 25 and the secrets of his heart are made manifest; and so, falling down on his face, he will worship God, and report that God is really among you. 26 What, then, is it, brethren? When you come together, each one of you has a psalm, has something to teach, has an unknown tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification. 27 If any speak in an unknown tongue, let two, or, at most, three, speak at each meeting, and in succession: and let one interpret. 28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church: but let him speak to himself, and to God. 29 Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge: 30 and if any thing be revealed to one who is sitting by, let the first be silent. 31 For you can all prophesy, one by one, that all may learn, and all may be encouraged; 32 and the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets; 33 for God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all the assemblies of the saints. 34 Let your women keep silence in the assemblies; for they ire not permitted to speak; but they must be in subjection, as also says the law. 35 But if they wish to learn any thing,, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is a shame for women to speak in an assembly. 36 Has the word of God come forth from you? or did it come to you only? 37 If any one has the reputation of being a prophet, or spiritual man, let him acknowledge that the things which I write to you are the commandments of the Lord. 38 But if any one be ignorant, let him be ignorant. 39 Wherefore, brethren, earnestly desire to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. 40 Let all things be done with propriety, and in good order.
2 Now, I praise you, brethren, because you remember me in all things, and keep the traditions as I delivered them to you. 3 But I wish you to know, that the head of every man is the Christ, and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man that prays or prophesies, having his head covered, dishonors his head. 5 But every woman that prays or prophesies with her head uncovered, dishonors her head: for it is one and the same as if she was shaved. 6 For if a woman has no vail on, let her also be shaved. But if it is a shame to a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her have a vail. 7 For a man ought not to vail his head, because he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of the man. 8 For the man is not of the woman, but the woman of the man: 9 for the man was not created for the woman, but the woman for the man. 10 For this reason ought the woman to have a token of subjection on her head, on account of the angels. 11 But neither is the woman without the man, nor the: man without the woman, in the Lord.
2 For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has freed me from the law of sin, and of death.
1 I exhort, therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings, and for all that are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and gravity. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who is willing that all men should be saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself a ransom for all, of which the testimony has been given in its proper times, 7 to give which testimony I have been appointed a preacher and an apostle; (I speak the truth, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faithfulness and in truth. 8 I will, therefore, that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands without wrath and disputation. 9 In like manner, also, I will that the women adorn themselves with decorous dress, with modesty and sobriety, not with plaited hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly raiment, 10 but with good works; since this becomes women who profess godliness. 11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 12 I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. 13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived: but the woman being deceived, was in transgression; 15 but they shall be saved by the bearing of children, if they continue in faith and love and holiness with sobriety.
23 for the husband is the head of the wife, as the Christ also is the head of the church; and he is the savior of the body.
21 being subject one to another in the fear of God. 22 Wives, be subject to your own husbands as to the Lord: 23 for the husband is the head of the wife, as the Christ also is the head of the church; and he is the savior of the body. 24 But as the church is subject to the Christ, so, also, let the wives be subject to their own husbands in every thing.
2 Bear with the weaknesses of one another, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
21 being subject one to another in the fear of God.
26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. But when Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they took him, and taught him the way of God more accurately.
1 Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ. 2 Now, I praise you, brethren, because you remember me in all things, and keep the traditions as I delivered them to you. 3 But I wish you to know, that the head of every man is the Christ, and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man that prays or prophesies, having his head covered, dishonors his head. 5 But every woman that prays or prophesies with her head uncovered, dishonors her head: for it is one and the same as if she was shaved. 6 For if a woman has no vail on, let her also be shaved. But if it is a shame to a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her have a vail. 7 For a man ought not to vail his head, because he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of the man. 8 For the man is not of the woman, but the woman of the man: 9 for the man was not created for the woman, but the woman for the man. 10 For this reason ought the woman to have a token of subjection on her head, on account of the angels. 11 But neither is the woman without the man, nor the: man without the woman, in the Lord. 12 For as the woman is of the man, so also is the man by the woman; but all things are of God. 13 Judge in yourselves, whether it is becoming that a woman pray to God unvailed. 14 Does not nature itself teach you, that, if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him? 15 But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her; for her hair is given to her for a vail. 16 But if any one seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, nor have the churches of God. 17 But I praise you not in this, which I now mention, that you come together, not for the better, but for the worse. 18 For, in the first place, when you come together in the church, I hear that there are schisms among you, and I partly believe it: 19 for there must be sects among you, that the approved may be made known among you. 20 "When, therefore, you come together in one place, it is not to eat the Lord's supper; 21 for each one, in eating, takes before another, his own supper; and one is hungry, and another is drunken. 22 What, have you not houses in which to eat and drink? or do you despise the church of God, and put those to shame who have nothing to eat? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you in this? I praise you not. 23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: That the Lord Jesus, on the night in which he was delivered up, took bread; 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said: Take, eat; this is my body, which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of me. 25 In like manner also, the cup, after he had supped, saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood: do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me. 26 For as often as you eat this bread, and drink this cup, you do show the Lord's death till he come. 27 Wherefore he that eats this bread, or drinks this cup of the Lord, in an improper manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of this bread, and drink of this cup: 29 for he that eats and drinks in an improper manner, eats and drinks condemnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. 30 For this reason, many among you are weak and sick, and many sleep. 31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged; 32 but being judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world. 33 Wherefore, my brethren, when you come together to eat, wait for one an other:- 34 and if any one is hungry, let him eat at home, that you come not together for condemnation. But other things I will set in order when I come.
5 for I remember the unfeigned faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois, and in your mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that it dwells in you also.
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bondman nor free man, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus.