1 Corinthians 11 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. 1 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.
2 I praise you because you remember me in everything, and you follow closely the teachings just as I gave them to you. 2 I praise you for remembering me in everything and for holding to the teachings, just as I passed them on to you.
3 But I want you to understand this: The head of every man is Christ, the head of a woman is the man, and the head of Christ is God. 3 Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.
4 Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered brings shame to his head. 4 Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head.
5 But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered brings shame to her head. She is the same as a woman who has her head shaved. 5 And every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head--it is just as though her head were shaved.
6 If a woman does not cover her head, she should have her hair cut off. But since it is shameful for a woman to cut off her hair or to shave her head, she should cover her head. 6 If a woman does not cover her head, she should have her hair cut off; and if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut or shaved off, she should cover her head.
7 But a man should not cover his head, because he is the likeness and glory of God. But woman is man's glory. 7 A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man.
8 Man did not come from woman, but woman came from man. 8 For man did not come from woman, but woman from man;
9 And man was not made for woman, but woman was made for man. 9 neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.
10 So that is why a woman should have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels. 10 For this reason, and because of the angels, the woman ought to have a sign of authority on her head.
11 But in the Lord women are not independent of men, and men are not independent of women. 11 In the Lord, however, woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman.
12 This is true because woman came from man, but also man is born from woman. But everything comes from God. 12 For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God.
13 Decide this for yourselves: Is it right for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? 13 Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?
14 Even nature itself teaches you that wearing long hair is shameful for a man. 14 Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him,
15 But long hair is a woman's glory. Long hair is given to her as a covering. 15 but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering.
16 Some people may still want to argue about this, but I would add that neither we nor the churches of God have any other practice. 16 If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice--nor do the churches of God.
17 In the things I tell you now I do not praise you, because when you come together you do more harm than good. 17 In the following directives I have no praise for you, for your meetings do more harm than good.
18 First, I hear that when you meet together as a church you are divided, and I believe some of this. 18 In the first place, I hear that when you come together as a church, there are divisions among you, and to some extent I believe it.
19 (It is necessary to have differences among you so that it may be clear which of you really have God's approval.) 19 No doubt there have to be differences among you to show which of you have God's approval.
20 When you come together, you are not really eating the Lord's Supper. 20 When you come together, it is not the Lord's Supper you eat,
21 This is because when you eat, each person eats without waiting for the others. Some people do not get enough to eat, while others have too much to drink. 21 for as you eat, each of you goes ahead without waiting for anybody else. One remains hungry, another gets drunk.
22 You can eat and drink in your own homes! You seem to think God's church is not important, and you embarrass those who are poor. What should I tell you? Should I praise you? I do not praise you for doing this. 22 Don't you have homes to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you for this? Certainly not!
23 The teaching I gave you is the same teaching I received from the Lord: On the night when the Lord Jesus was handed over to be killed, he took bread 23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread,
24 and gave thanks for it. Then he broke the bread and said, "This is my body; it is for you. Do this to remember me." 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, after they ate, Jesus took the cup. He said, "This cup is the new agreement that is sealed with the blood of my death. When you drink this, do it to remember me." 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me."
26 Every time you eat this bread and drink this cup you are telling others about the Lord's death until he comes. 26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.
27 So a person who eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in a way that is not worthy of it will be guilty of sinning against the body and the blood of the Lord. 27 Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.
28 Look into your own hearts before you eat the bread and drink the cup, 28 A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup.
29 because all who eat the bread and drink the cup without recognizing the body eat and drink judgment against themselves. 29 For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself.
30 That is why many in your group are sick and weak, and many have died. 30 That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep.
31 But if we judged ourselves in the right way, God would not judge us. 31 But if we judged ourselves, we would not come under judgment.
32 But when the Lord judges us, he punishes us so that we will not be destroyed along with the world. 32 When we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned with the world.
33 So my brothers and sisters, when you come together to eat, wait for each other. 33 So then, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for each other.
34 Anyone who is too hungry should eat at home so that in meeting together you will not bring God's judgment on yourselves. I will tell you what to do about the other things when I come. 34 If anyone is hungry, he should eat at home, so that when you meet together it may not result in judgment. And when I come I will give further directions.