11Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.
2Now2I praise you because you 3remember me in everything and 4holdfirmly to the traditions, just as I delivered them to you.
But I want you to understand that aChrist is the 5head of everyman, and 6the man is the head of a woman, and God is the 7head of bChrist.
4Everyman who has something on his head while prayingor8prophesyingdisgraces his head.
But every9woman who has her headuncovered while prayingorprophesyingdisgraces her head, for she is one and the same as the womancwhose head is 10shaved.
For if a woman does not coverdher head, let her alsoehave her haircutoff ; but if it is disgraceful for a woman to fhave her haircutofforgher head shaved, let her coverhher head.
For a manought not to have his headcovered, since he is the 11image and glory of God ; but the woman is the glory of man.
For 12manidoes not originate from woman, but woman from man ;
for indeedman was not created for the woman'ssake, but 13woman for the man'ssake.
10Therefore the womanought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels.
11However, in the Lord, neither is womanjindependent of man, nor is mankindependent of woman.
For as the womanloriginates from the man, soalso the man has his birth through the woman ; and 14allthingsmoriginate 15from God.
1316Judgenfor yourselves : is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered ?
Does not evennatureitselfteach you that if a manhaslonghair, it is a dishonor to him,
but if a womanhaslonghair, it is a glory to her? For her hair is given to her for a covering.
But ifone is inclined to be contentious, 17we havenoootherpractice, nor have 18the churches of God.
But in givingthisinstruction, 19I do not praise you, because you cometogether not for the better but for the worse.
For, in the first place, when you cometogetherpas a church, I hear that q20divisionsexistamong you; and in part I believe it.
For there 21mustalso be factionsamong you, 22so that those who are approved may becomerevidentamong you.
20Therefore when you meettogether , it is not to eat the Lord'sSupper,
for in your eatingeachonetakes his ownsupperfirst ; and one is hungry and 23another is drunk.
22What ! Do you not havehouses in which to eat and drink ? Or do you despise the 24church of God and 25shamethose who havenothing ? What shall I say to you? Shall 26I praise you? In this I will not praise you.
For 27I received from the Lord that which I alsodelivered to you, that 28the LordJesus in the night in which He was betrayedtookbread ;
and when He had giventhanks, He broke it and said, "This is My body, which is for you; dothis in remembrance of Me."25
In the sameway He took 29the cupalsoaftersupper, saying, "Thiscup is the 30newcovenant in My blood ; dothis, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me."26
For as often as you eatthisbread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord'sdeath31until He comes.
27Thereforewhoevereats the breadordrinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthymanner, shall be 32guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord.
But a man must 33examinehimself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinksjudgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly.
For thisreasonmanyamong you are weak and sick, and a numbers34sleep.
But if we judgedourselves rightly, we would not be judged.
But when we are judged, we are 35disciplined by the Lordso that we will not be condemnedalong with 36the world.
33Sothen, my brethren, when you cometogether to eat, wait for oneanother.
34Ifanyone is 37hungry, let him eat38at home, so that you will not cometogether for judgment. The remaining matters I will 39arrange40when I come.