I praise you for always thinking about me and for carefully following the traditions that I handed down to you.
However, I want you to realize that Christ has authority over every man, a husband has authority over his wife, and God has authority over Christ.
Every man who covers his head when he prays or speaks what God has revealed dishonors the one who has authority over him.
Every woman who prays or speaks what God has revealed and has her head uncovered while she speaks dishonors the one who has authority over her. She is like the woman who has her head shaved.
So if a woman doesn't cover her head, she should cut off her hair. If it's a disgrace for a woman to cut off her hair or shave her head, she should cover her head.
A man should not cover his head. He is God's image and glory. The woman, however, is man's glory.
Clearly, man wasn't made from woman but woman from man.
Man wasn't created for woman but woman for man.
Therefore, a woman should wear something on her head to show she is under [someone's] authority, out of respect for the angels.
Yet, as believers in the Lord, women couldn't exist without men and men couldn't exist without women.
As a woman came into existence from a man, so men come into existence by women, but everything comes from God.
Judge your own situation. Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?
Doesn't nature itself teach you that it is disgraceful for a man to have long hair?
Doesn't it teach you that it is a woman's pride to wear her hair long? Her hair is given to her in place of a covering.
If anyone wants to argue about this [they can't, because] we don't have any custom like this--nor do any of the churches of God.