1 Corinthians 11:2-16 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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2 I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions just as I handed them on 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 husband is the head of his wife, 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 Any man who prays or prophesies with something on his head disgraces his head, 4 Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head.
5 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. 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 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. 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 veiled, since he is the image and reflection of God; but woman is the reflection 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 Indeed, man was not made from woman, but woman from man. 8 For man did not come from woman, but woman from man;
9 Neither was man created for the sake of woman, but woman for the sake of man. 9 neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.
10 For this reason a 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 Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man or man independent of woman. 11 In the Lord, however, woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman.
12 For just as woman came from man, so man comes through woman; but all things come 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 unveiled? 13 Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?
14 Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears long hair, it is degrading 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 her glory? 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 anyone is disposed to be contentious—we have no such custom, nor do the churches of God. 16 If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice--nor do the churches of God.