Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things and keep the ordinances as I have delivered them to you.
But I would have you know that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is the man, and the head of Christ is God.
Every man who prayeth or prophesieth, having his head covered, dishonoreth his head.
But every woman who prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoreth her head, for that is one and the same as if she were shaven.
For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn. But if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.
For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, inasmuch as he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of the man.
For the man is not of the woman, but the woman of the man.
Neither was the man created for the woman, but the woman for the man.
For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head, because of the angels.
Nevertheless, neither is the man without the woman, nor the woman without the man, in the Lord.
For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things are of God.
Judge for yourselves: Is it comely that a woman should pray unto God uncovered?Œ
Doth not even nature itself teach you that if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?
But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her, for her hair is given her for a covering.
But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.
Now in this I declare unto you that I praise you not: that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.
For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there are divisions among you, and I partly believe it.
For there must be also heresies among you, that those who are approved may be made manifest among you.
When ye therefore come together into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's Supper.
For in eating, every one taketh his own supper ahead of another, and one is hungry and another is drunken.
What? Have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? Or despise ye the church of God, and shame those who have not? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you in this? I praise you not!
For I have received from the Lord that which also I delivered unto you: that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which He was betrayed, took bread;
and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of Me."
In the same manner also He took the cup when He had supped, saying, "This cup is the new testament in My blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of Me."
For as often as ye eat this bread and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death until He come.
Therefore whosoever shall eat this bread and drink this cup of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
But let a man examine himself, and then let him eat of that bread and drink of that cup.
For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.
For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
But when we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.
Therefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.
And if any man hunger, let him eat at home, that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.