Imitate me, then, just as I imitate Christ. 12
I praise you because you always remember me and follow the teachings that I have handed on to you.
But I want you to understand that Christ is supreme over every man, the husband is supreme over his wife, and God is supreme over Christ.
So a man who prays or proclaims God's message in public worship with his head covered disgraces Christ.
And any woman who prays or proclaims God's message in public worship with nothing on her head disgraces her husband; there is no difference between her and a woman whose head has been shaved.
If the woman does not cover her head, she might as well cut her hair. And since it is a shameful thing for a woman to shave her head or cut her hair, she should cover her head.
A man has no need to cover his head, because he reflects the image and glory of God. But woman reflects the glory of man; 28
for man was not created from woman, but woman from man. 3