1 Corinthians 11:8

8 For man did not come from woman, but woman from man;

1 Corinthians 11:8 in Other Translations

KJV
8 For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.
ESV
8 For man was not made from woman, but woman from man.
NLT
8 For the first man didn’t come from woman, but the first woman came from man.
MSG
8
CSB
8 For man did not come from woman, but woman came from man;

1 Corinthians 11:8 Meaning and Commentary

1 Corinthians 11:8

For the man is not of the woman
In the present state of things, and according to the ordinary course of generation and propagation of mankind, man is of the woman, though not without the means of man; he is conceived in her, bore by her, and born of her; but the apostle respects the original formation of man, as he was immediately made by God out of the dust of the earth, before the woman was in being, and so not of her:

but the woman of the man;
she was made out of his rib, and took both her name and nature from him; God was the author, and man the matter of her being; her original under God, is owing to him; and therefore as he was first in being, he must be superior to her: this serves to prove all that has been as yet said; as that man is the head of the woman, the woman is the glory of man, what he may glory in as being from him; and therefore there should be this difference in their appearance at public worship.

1 Corinthians 11:8 In-Context

6 For if a woman does not cover her head, she might as well have her hair cut off; but if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, then she should cover her head.
7 A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man.
8 For man did not come from woman, but woman from man;
9 neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.
10 It is for this reason that a woman ought to have authority over her own head, because of the angels.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Genesis 2:21-23; 1 Timothy 2:13
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