2Now1I praise you because you 2remember me in everything and 3holdfirmly to the traditions, just as I delivered them to you.
But I want you to understand that aChrist is the 4head of everyman, and 5the man is the head of a woman, and God is the 6head of bChrist.
4Everyman who has something on his head while prayingor7prophesyingdisgraces his head.
But every8woman who has her headuncovered while prayingorprophesyingdisgraces her head, for she is one and the same as the womancwhose head is 9shaved.
For if a woman does not coverdher head, let her alsoehave her haircutoff ; but if it is disgraceful for a woman to fhave her haircutofforgher head shaved, let her coverhher head.
For a manought not to have his headcovered, since he is the 10image and glory of God ; but the woman is the glory of man.
For 11manidoes not originate from woman, but woman from man ;
for indeedman was not created for the woman'ssake, but 12woman for the man'ssake.
10Therefore the womanought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels.
11However, in the Lord, neither is womanjindependent of man, nor is mankindependent of woman.
For as the womanloriginates from the man, soalso the man has his birth through the woman ; and 13allthingsmoriginate 14from God.
1315Judgenfor yourselves : is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered ?
Does not evennatureitselfteach you that if a manhaslonghair, it is a dishonor to him,
but if a womanhaslonghair, it is a glory to her? For her hair is given to her for a covering.
But ifone is inclined to be contentious, 16we havenoootherpractice, nor have 17the churches of God.