The Darby Bible
1 Corinthians, Chapter 11

   1: Be my imitators, even as I also [am] of Christ.
   2: Now I praise you, that in all things ye are mindful of me; and that as I have directed you, ye keep the directions.
   3: But I wish you to know that the Christ is the head of every man, but woman's head [is] the man, and the Christ's head God.
   4: Every man praying or prophesying, having [anything] on his head, puts his head to shame.
   5: But every woman praying or prophesying with her head uncovered puts her own head to shame; for it is one and the same as a shaved [woman].
   6: For if a woman be not covered, let her hair also be cut off. But if [it be] shameful to a woman to have her hair cut off or to be shaved, let her be covered.
   7: For man indeed ought not to have his head covered, being God's image and glory; but woman is man's glory.
   8: For man is not of woman, but woman of man.
   9: For also man was not created for the sake of the woman, but woman for the sake of the man.
   10: Therefore ought the woman to have authority on her head, on account of the angels.
   11: However, neither [is] woman without man, nor man without woman, in [the] Lord.
   12: For as the woman [is] of the man, so also [is] the man by the woman, but all things of God.
   13: Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman should pray to God uncovered?
   14: Does not even nature itself teach you, that man, if he have long hair, it is a dishonour to him?
   15: But woman, if she have long hair, [it is] glory to her; for the long hair is given [to her] in lieu of a veil.
   16: But if any one think to be contentious, we have no such custom, nor the assemblies of God.
   17: But [in] prescribing [to you on] this [which I now enter on], I do not praise, [namely,] that ye come together, not for the better, but for the worse.
   18: For first, when ye come together in assembly, I hear there exist divisions among you, and I partly give credit [to it].
   19: For there must also be sects among you, that the approved may become manifest among you.
   20: When ye come therefore together into one place, it is not to eat [the] Lord's supper.
   21: For each one in eating takes his own supper before [others], and one is hungry and another drinks to excess.
   22: Have ye not then houses for eating and drinking? or do ye despise the assembly of God, and put to shame them who have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you? In this [point] I do not praise.
   23: For I received from the Lord, that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus, in the night in which he was delivered up, took bread,
   24: and having given thanks broke [it], and said, This is my body, which [is] for you: this do in remembrance of me.
   25: In like manner also the cup, after having supped, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood: this do, as often as ye shall drink [it], in remembrance of me.
   26: For as often as ye shall eat this bread, and drink the cup, ye announce the death of the Lord, until he come.
   27: So that whosoever shall eat the bread, or drink the cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty in respect of the body and of the blood of the Lord.
   28: But let a man prove himself, and thus eat of the bread, and drink of the cup.
   29: For [the] eater and drinker eats and drinks judgment to himself, not distinguishing the body.
   30: On this account many among you [are] weak and infirm, and a good many are fallen asleep.
   31: But if we judged ourselves, so were we not judged.
   32: But being judged, we are disciplined of [the] Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.
   33: So that, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, wait for one another.
   34: If any one be hungry, let him eat at home, that ye may not come together for judgment. But the other things, whenever I come, I will set in order.

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