Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.
I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions just as I handed them on to you.
But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the husband a is the head of his wife, b and God is the head of Christ.
Any man who prays or prophesies with something on his head disgraces his head,
but any woman who prays or prophesies with her head unveiled disgraces her head—it is one and the same thing as having her head shaved.
For if a woman will not veil herself, then she should cut off her hair; but if it is disgraceful for a woman to have her hair cut off or to be shaved, she should wear a veil.
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