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 Christ is the 5head of every man, and 6the man is the head of a woman, and God is the 7head of Christ.
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 whose head is 10shaved.
6 For if a woman does not cover her head, let her also have her hair cut off; but if it is disgraceful for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, let her cover her 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 does 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.
12 For as the woman originates from the man, so also the man has his birth through the woman; and 14all things originate 15from God.
13 16Judge for 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 other practice, nor have 18the churches of God.