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1 Corinthians 11 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Follow my example, just as I follow the example of Christ. 1 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.
2 I praise you for being faithful in remembering me. I also praise you for staying true to all my 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 Now I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ. The head of the 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 on his head. 4 Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head.
5 And every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered brings shame on her head. It is just as if her head were 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 What if a woman does not cover her head? She should have her hair cut off. But it is shameful for her to cut her hair or shave it off. So 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 A man should not cover his head. He is the likeness and glory of God. But the woman is the glory of the man. 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 The man did not come from the woman. The woman came from the man. 8 For man did not come from woman, but woman from man;
9 Also, the man was not created for the woman. The woman was created for the man. 9 neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.
10 That's why a woman should have her head covered. It shows that she is under authority. She should also cover 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 here is how things are for those who belong to the Lord. The woman is not independent of the man. And the man is not independent of the woman. 11 In the Lord, however, woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman.
12 The woman came from the man, and the man is born from the 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 You be the judge. Is it proper for a woman to pray to God without covering her head? 13 Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?
14 Suppose a man has long hair. Doesn't the very nature of things teach you that it is shameful? 14 Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him,
15 And suppose a woman has long hair. Doesn't the very nature of things teach you that it is her 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 If anyone wants to argue about that, we don't have any other practice. And God's churches don't either. 16 If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice--nor do the churches of God.
17 In the following matters, I don't praise you. Your meetings 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, here is what people are telling me. When you come together as a church, you take sides. And in some ways I believe it. 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 No doubt you need to take sides in order to show which of you God agrees with! 19 No doubt there have to be differences among you to show which of you have God's approval.
20 When you come together, it is not the Lord's Supper you eat. 20 When you come together, it is not the Lord's Supper you eat,
21 As you eat, each of you goes ahead without waiting for anyone else. One remains hungry and another gets drunk. 21 for as you eat, each of you goes ahead without waiting for anybody else. One remains hungry, another gets drunk.
22 Don't you have homes to eat and drink in? Or do you think so little of God's church that you shame those in it who have nothing? What should I say to you? Should I praise you for that? Certainly not! 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 I passed on to you what I received from the Lord. On the night the Lord Jesus was handed over to his enemies, 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 When he had given thanks, he broke it. He said, "This is my body. It is given for you. Every time you eat it, do it in memory of 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 supper he took the cup. He said, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Every time you drink it, do it in memory of 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 When you eat the bread and drink the cup, you are announcing the Lord's death until he comes again. 26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.
27 So do not eat the bread or drink the cup of the Lord in a way that isn't worthy of him. If you do, you will be guilty of sinning against the body and 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 A person should take a careful look at himself before he eats the bread and drinks from the cup. 28 A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup.
29 Anyone who eats and drinks must recognize the body of the Lord. If he doesn't, God will judge him for it. 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 of you are weak and sick. That is why a number of you have died. 30 That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep.
31 We should judge ourselves. Then we would not be found guilty. 31 But if we judged ourselves, we would not come under judgment.
32 When the Lord judges us, he corrects us. Then we will not be judged along with the rest of 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 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 Those who are hungry should eat at home. Then when you come together, you will not be judged. When I come, I will give you more directions. 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.