Now I commend you for remembering me in everything, and because you hold fast truths and practices precisely as I have taught them to you.
I would have you know, however, that of every man, Christ is the Head, that of a woman her husband is the Head, and that God is Christ's Head.
A man who wears a veil when praying or prophesying dishonors his Head;
but a woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her Head, for it is exactly the same as if she had her hair cut short.
If a woman will not wear a veil, let her also cut off her hair. But since it is a dishonor to a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, let her wear a veil.
For a man ought not to have a veil on his head, since he is the image and glory of God; while woman is the glory of man.
Man does not take his origin from woman, but woman takes hers from man.
For man was not created for woman's sake, but woman for man's.
That is why a woman ought to have on her head a symbol of subjection, because of the angels.
Yet, in the Lord, woman is not independent of man nor man independent of woman.
For just as woman originates from man, so also man comes into existence through woman, but everything springs originally from God.
Judge of this for your own selves: is it seemly for a woman to pray to God when she is unveiled?
Does not Nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair it is a dishonor to him,
but that if a woman has long hair it is her glory, because her hair was given her for a covering?
But if any one is inclined to be contentious on the point, we have no such custom, nor have the Churches of God.