1 Corinthians 11:9

9 Neither was man created for the sake of woman, but woman for the sake of 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 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.
11 Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man or man independent of woman.