Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him,
but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering.
If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice--nor do the churches of God.1
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In the following directives I have no praise for you,2 for your meetings do more harm than good.
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In the first place, I hear that when you come together as a church, there are divisions3 among you, and to some extent I believe it.
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No doubt there have to be differences among you to show which of you have God's approval.4
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When you come together, it is not the Lord's Supper you eat,
for as you eat, each of you goes ahead without waiting for anybody else.5 One remains hungry, another gets drunk.
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Don't you have homes to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God6 and humiliate those who have nothing?7 What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you8 for this? Certainly not!
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For I received from the Lord 9 what I also passed on to you:10 The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread,
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and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body,11 which is for you; do this in remembrance of me."
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