1 Corinthians 11 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ. 1 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.
2 Now I praise you because you remember me in everything and hold firmly to the traditions, just as I delivered 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 that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ. 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 has something on his head while praying or prophesying disgraces his head. 4 Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head.
5 But every woman 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 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 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. 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 For a man ought not to have his head covered, since he is the image and glory of God ; but the woman is the glory of 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 For man does not originate from woman, but woman from man ; 8 For man did not come from woman, but woman from man;
9 for indeed man was not created for the woman's sake, but woman for the man's sake. 9 neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.
10 Therefore the woman ought to 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 However, in the Lord, neither is woman independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. 11 In the Lord, however, woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman.
12 For as the woman originates from the man, so also the man has his birth through the woman ; and all things originate from God. 12 For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God.
13 Judge for yourselves : is it proper 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 Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him, 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 if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her? For her hair is given to her for 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 But if one is inclined to be contentious, we have no other practice, nor have the churches of God. 16 If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice--nor do the churches of God.
17 But in giving this instruction, I do not praise you, because you come together not for the better but for the worse. 17 In the following directives I have no praise for you, for your meetings do more harm than good.
18 For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that divisions exist among you; and in part 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 For there must also be factions among you, so that those who are approved may become evident among you. 19 No doubt there have to be differences among you to show which of you have God's approval.
20 Therefore when you meet together , it is not to eat the Lord's Supper, 20 When you come together, it is not the Lord's Supper you eat,
21 for in your eating each one takes his own supper first ; and one is hungry and another is drunk. 21 for as you eat, each of you goes ahead without waiting for anybody else. One remains hungry, another gets drunk.
22 What ! Do you not have houses in which to eat and drink ? Or do you despise the church of God and shame those who have nothing ? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you? In this I will not praise you. 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 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed 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 when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance 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 He took the cup also after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood ; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance 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 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim 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 Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of 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 But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 28 A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup.
29 For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly. 29 For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself.
30 For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep. 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 rightly, we would not be judged. 31 But if we judged ourselves, we would not come under judgment.
32 But when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned 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 then, my brethren, when you come together to eat, wait for one another. 33 So then, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for each other.
34 If anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, so that you will not come together for judgment. The remaining matters I will arrange 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.