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1 Corinthians 11:21 Corinthians 11:16

VIII. Dealing with Head Covering

A. The Headship in the Universe

2 But I apraise you because in all things you have bremembered me and hold fast the 1cthings that I have handed down even as I handed 1them down to you.

3 But I want you to know that 1Christ is the ahead of every man, and the 2man is the bhead of the woman, and 3God is the chead of Christ.

B. The Head Covering

4 Every man praying or 1aprophesying with his head covered 2disgraces his head.

5 But every woman apraying or bprophesying with her head 1uncovered disgraces her head; for it is one and the same as she who is 2cshaved.

6 For if a woman is not covered, let her hair also be cut off; but if it is shameful for a woman to have her hair cut off or to be shaved, 1let her be covered.

C. The Reasons

7 For a man ought not to have his head covered, since he is 1God's aimage and glory; but the woman is the 2bglory of the man.

8 For man is not out of woman, but 1woman aout of man;

9 For also man was not 1created for the sake of the woman, but 2awoman for the sake of the man.

10 Therefore the woman ought to have a 1sign of submission to aauthority on her head for the 2sake of the bangels.

11 However neither is woman without man, nor man without woman, 1in the Lord.

12 For just as the woman is 1out from the man, so also is the man 1through the woman; but aall things are out from God.

13 aJudge this in your own selves: Is it fitting for a woman to pray uncovered to God?

14 Does not even 1nature 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, because her long hair has been given to her for a covering.

D. No Contention

16 But if anyone seems to be contentious, we do not have 1such a custom of being so, neither the 2achurches of God.