1 Corinthians 11:9

9 neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.

1 Corinthians 11:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.
ESV
9 Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.
NLT
9 And man was not made for woman, but woman was made for man.
MSG
9
CSB
9 and man was not created for woman, but woman for man.

1 Corinthians 11:9 Meaning and Commentary

1 Corinthians 11:9

Neither was the man created for the woman
To be subservient to her; for she was not in being when he was created; and though it is the proper business of man to provide for, take care of, and defend the woman, as the weaker vessel, yet these were not the original ends of his creation; he was made for God, for his service and glory:

but the woman for the man;
to be an help meet for him, who was already created; to be a companion and associate of his, both in religious worship and in civil life; and for the procreation and education of children.

1 Corinthians 11:9 In-Context

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.
11 Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman.

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