1 Corinthians Chapter 11:1-34.
1 Corinthians 11
11:1 Be ye imitators of me, even as I also am of Christ.
11:2 Now I praise you that ye remember me in all things, and hold fast the traditions, even as I delivered them to you.
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.
11:4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoreth his head.
11:5 But every woman praying or prophesying with her head unveiled dishonoreth her head; for it is one and the same thing as if she were shaven.
11:6 For if a woman is not veiled, let her also be shorn: but if it is a shame to a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be veiled.
11:7 For a man indeed ought not to have his head veiled, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
11:8 For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man:
11:9 for neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man:
11:10 for this cause ought the woman to have `a sign of' authority on her head, because of the angels.
11:11 Nevertheless, neither is the woman without the man, nor the man without the woman, in the Lord.
11:12 For as the woman is of the man, so is the man also by the woman; but all things are of God.
11:13 Judge ye in yourselves: is it seemly that a woman pray unto God unveiled?
11:14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a dishonor to him?
11:15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.
11:16 But if any man seemeth to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.
11:17 But in giving you this charge, I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better but for the worse.
11:18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that divisions exist among you; and I partly believe it.
11:19 For there must be also factions among you, that they that are approved may be made manifest among you.
11:20 When therefore ye assemble yourselves together, it is not possible to eat the Lord's supper:
11:21 for in your eating each one taketh before `other' his own supper; and one is hungry, and another is drunken.
11:22 What, have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and put them to shame that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you? In this I praise you not.
11:23 For I received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which he was betrayed took bread;
11:24 and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, This is my body, which is for you: this do in remembrance of me.
11:25 In like manner also the cup, after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood: this do, as often as ye drink `it', in remembrance of me.
11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink the cup, ye proclaim the Lord's death till he come.
11:27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat the bread or drink the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord.
11:28 But let a man prove himself, and so let him eat of the bread, and drink of the cup.
11:29 For he that eateth and drinketh, eateth and drinketh judgment unto himself, if he discern not the body.
11:30 For this cause many among you are weak and sickly, and not a few sleep.
11:31 But if we discerned ourselves, we should not be judged.
11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.
11:33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, wait one for another.
11:34 If any man is hungry, let him eat at home; that your coming together be not unto judgment. And the rest will I set in order whensoever I come.
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