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1 Corinthians 11 (New American Standard)

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Christian Order

1 1Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ. 2 Now 2I praise you because you 3remember me in everything and 4hold firmly to the traditions, just as I delivered them to you. 3 But I want you to understand that aChrist is the 5head of every man, and 6the man is the head of a woman, and God is the 7head of bChrist. 4 Every man who has something on his head while praying or 8prophesying disgraces his head. 5 But every 9woman who has her head uncovered while praying or prophesying disgraces her head, for she is one and the same as the woman cwhose head is 10shaved. 6 For if a woman does not cover dher head, let her also ehave her hair cut off; but if it is disgraceful for a woman to fhave her hair cut off or gher head shaved, let her cover hher head. 7 For a man ought not to have his head covered, since he is the 11image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man. 8 For 12man idoes not originate from woman, but woman from man; 9 for indeed man was not created for the woman's sake, but 13woman for the man's sake. 10 Therefore the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels. 11 However, in the Lord, neither is woman jindependent of man, nor is man kindependent of woman. 12 For as the woman loriginates from the man, so also the man has his birth through the woman; and 14all things moriginate 15from God. 13 16Judge nfor yourselves : is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? 14 Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him, 15 but if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her? For her hair is given to her for a covering. 16 But if one is inclined to be contentious, 17we have no oother practice, nor have 18the churches of God. 17 But in giving this instruction, 19I do not praise you, because you come together not for the better but for the worse. 18 For, in the first place, when you come together pas a church, I hear that q20divisions exist among you; and in part I believe it. 19 For there 21must also be factions among you, 22so that those who are approved may become revident among you. 20 Therefore when you meet together , it is not to eat the Lord's Supper, 21 for in your eating each one takes his own supper first; and one is hungry and 23another is drunk. 22 What! Do you not have houses in which to eat and drink? Or do you despise the 24church of God and 25shame those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall 26I praise you? In this I will not praise you.

The Lord's Supper

23 For 27I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that 28the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me." 25 In the same way He took 29the cup also after supper, saying, "This cup is the 30new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me." 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death 31until He comes. 27 Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be 32guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. 28 But a man must 33examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly. 30 For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number s34sleep. 31 But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged. 32 But when we are judged, we are 35disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with 36the world. 33 So then, my brethren, when you come together to eat, wait for one another. 34 If anyone is 37hungry, let him eat 38at home, so that you will not come together for judgment. The remaining matters I will 39arrange 40when I come.
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