Now I commend you 1because you remember me in everything and 2maintain the traditions 3even as I delivered them to you.
But I want you to understand that 4the head of every man is Christ, 5the head of a wifea is her husband, and 6the head of Christ is God.
Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head,
but every wifeb who prays or 7prophesies 8with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same 9as if her head were shaven.
For if a wife will not cover her head, then she should cut her hair short. But since it is disgraceful for a wife to cut off her hair or shave her head, let her cover her head.
For a man ought not to cover his head, since 10he is the image and glory of God, but 11woman is the glory of man.
For 12man was not made from woman, but woman from man.
Neither was man created for woman, but 13woman for man.
That is why a wife ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels.c11
Nevertheless, 14in the Lord woman is not independent of man nor man of woman;
for as woman was made from man, so man is now born of woman. And 15all things are from God.
Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a wife to pray to God with her head uncovered?
Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears long hair it is a disgrace for him,
but if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For her hair is given to her for a covering.
1616If anyone is inclined to be contentious, we have no such practice, nor do 17the churches of God.