1 Corinthians 11:8

8 Indeed, man was not made from woman, but woman 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 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.
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.
8 Indeed, man was not made from woman, but woman from man.
9 Neither was man created for the sake of woman, but woman for the sake of man.
10 For this reason a woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels.