Now I praise youa because you remember me in all things and keep the traditions just as I delivered them to you.
But I want you to know that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of the woman,b and God is the head of Christ.
Every man who prays or prophesies with something on his head dishonors his head.
But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since that is one and the same as having her head shaved.
So if a woman's headc is not covered, her hair should be cut off. But if it is disgraceful for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, she should be covered.
A man, in fact, should not cover his head, because he is God's image and glory, but woman is man's glory.
For man did not come from woman, but woman came from man;
and man was not created for woman, but woman for man.
This is why a woman should have [a symbol of] authority on her head: because of the angels.
However, in the Lord, woman is not independent of man, and man is not independent of woman.
For just as woman came from man, so man comes through woman, and all things come from God.
Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?
Does not even nature itself 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 her hair is given to herd as a covering.
But if anyone wants to argue about this, we have no othere custom, nor do the churches of God.
Now in giving the following instruction I do not praise you, since you come together not for the better but for the worse.
For, to begin with, I hear that when you come together as a church there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it.
There must, indeed, be factions among you, so that the approved among you may be recognized.
Therefore when you come together in one place, it is not really to eat the Lord's Supper.
For in eating, each one takes his own supper ahead of others, and one person is hungry while another is drunk!
Don't you have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you look down on the church of God and embarrass those who have nothing? What should I say to you? Should I praise you? I do not praise you for this!
For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: on the night when He was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took bread,
gave thanks, broke it, and said,f "This is My body, which is g for you. Do this in remembrance of Me."
In the same way [He] also [took] the cup, after supper, and said, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me."
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes.
Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy way will be guilty of sin against the bodyh and blood of the Lord.
So a man should examine himself; in this way he should eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
For whoever eats and drinks without recognizing the body,i eats and drinks judgment on himself.
This is why many are sick and ill among you, and many have fallen asleep.j31
If we were properly evaluating ourselves, we would not be judged,
but when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Lord, so that we may not be condemned with the world.
Therefore, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for one another.
If anyone is hungry, he should eat at home, so that you can come together and not cause judgment. And I will give instructions about the other matters whenever I come.