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1 Corinthians 11

MSG 1 It pleases me that you continue to remember and honor me by keeping up the traditions of the faith I taught you. All actual authority stems from Christ. NIV 1 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. MSG 2 NIV 2 I praise you for remembering me in everything and for holding to the traditions just as I passed them on to you. MSG 3 In a marriage relationship, there is authority from Christ to husband, and from husband to wife. The authority of Christ is the authority of God. NIV 3 But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. MSG 4 Any man who speaks with God or about God in a way that shows a lack of respect for the authority of Christ, dishonors Christ. NIV 4 Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head. MSG 5 In the same way, a wife who speaks with God in a way that shows a lack of respect for the authority of her husband, dishonors her husband. NIV 5 But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head—it is the same as having her head shaved. MSG 6 Worse, she dishonors herself - an ugly sight, like a woman with her head shaved. This is basically the origin of these customs we have of women wearing head coverings in worship, while men take their hats off. By these symbolic acts, NIV 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. MSG 7 men and women, who far too often butt heads with each other, submit their "heads" to the Head: God. NIV 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. MSG 8 NIV 8 For man did not come from woman, but woman from man; MSG 9 NIV 9 neither was man created for woman, but woman for man. MSG 10 Don't, by the way, read too much into the differences here between men and women. NIV 10 It is for this reason that a woman ought to have authority over her own head, because of the angels. MSG 11 Neither man nor woman can go it alone or claim priority. Man was created first, as a beautiful shining reflection of God - that is true. But the head on a woman's body clearly outshines in beauty the head of her "head," her husband. NIV 11 Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman. MSG 12 The first woman came from man, true - but ever since then, every man comes from a woman! And since virtually everything comes from God anyway, let's quit going through these "who's first" routines. NIV 12 For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. But everything comes from God. MSG 13 Don't you agree there is something naturally powerful in the symbolism - a woman, her beautiful hair reminiscent of angels, praying in adoration; a man, his head bared in reverence, praying in submission? NIV 13 Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? MSG 14 NIV 14 Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him, MSG 15 NIV 15 but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering. MSG 16 I hope you're not going to be argumentative about this. All God's churches see it this way; I don't want you standing out as an exception. NIV 16 If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice—nor do the churches of God. MSG 17 Regarding this next item, I'm not at all pleased. I am getting the picture that when you meet together it brings out your worst side instead of your best! NIV 17 In the following directives I have no praise for you, for your meetings do more harm than good. MSG 18 First, I get this report on your divisiveness, competing with and criticizing each other. I'm reluctant to believe it, but there it is. NIV 18 In the first place, I hear that when you come together as a church, there are divisions among you, and to some extent I believe it. MSG 19 The best that can be said for it is that the testing process will bring truth into the open and confirm it. NIV 19 No doubt there have to be differences among you to show which of you have God’s approval. MSG 20 And then I find that you bring your divisions to worship - you come together, and instead of eating the Lord's Supper, NIV 20 So then, when you come together, it is not the Lord’s Supper you eat, MSG 21 you bring in a lot of food from the outside and make pigs of yourselves. Some are left out, and go home hungry. Others have to be carried out, too drunk to walk. I can't believe it! NIV 21 for when you are eating, some of you go ahead with your own private suppers. As a result, one person remains hungry and another gets drunk. MSG 22 Don't you have your own homes to eat and drink in? Why would you stoop to desecrating God's church? Why would you actually shame God's poor? I never would have believed you would stoop to this. And I'm not going to stand by and say nothing. NIV 22 Don’t you have homes to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God by humiliating those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you? Certainly not in this matter! MSG 23 Let me go over with you again exactly what goes on in the Lord's Supper and why it is so centrally important. I received my instructions from the Master himself and passed them on to you. The Master, Jesus, on the night of his betrayal, took bread. NIV 23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, MSG 24 Having given thanks, he broke it and said, This is my body, broken for you. Do this to remember me. NIV 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” MSG 25 After supper, he did the same thing with the cup: This cup is my blood, my new covenant with you. Each time you drink this cup, remember me. NIV 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” MSG 26 What you must solemnly realize is that every time you eat this bread and every time you drink this cup, you reenact in your words and actions the death of the Master. You will be drawn back to this meal again and again until the Master returns. You must never let familiarity breed contempt. NIV 26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. MSG 27 Anyone who eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Master irreverently is like part of the crowd that jeered and spit on him at his death. Is that the kind of "remembrance" you want to be part of? NIV 27 So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. MSG 28 Examine your motives, test your heart, come to this meal in holy awe. NIV 28 Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. MSG 29 If you give no thought (or worse, don't care) about the broken body of the Master when you eat and drink, you're running the risk of serious consequences. NIV 29 For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. MSG 30 That's why so many of you even now are listless and sick, and others have gone to an early grave. NIV 30 That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep. MSG 31 If we get this straight now, we won't have to be straightened out later on. NIV 31 But if we were more discerning with regard to ourselves, we would not come under such judgment. MSG 32 Better to be confronted by the Master now than to face a fiery confrontation later. NIV 32 Nevertheless, when we are judged in this way by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be finally condemned with the world. MSG 33 So, my friends, when you come together to the Lord's Table, be reverent and courteous with one another. NIV 33 So then, my brothers and sisters, when you gather to eat, you should all eat together. MSG 34 If you're so hungry that you can't wait to be served, go home and get a sandwich. But by no means risk turning this Meal into an eating and drinking binge or a family squabble. It is a spiritual meal - a love feast. The other things you asked about, I'll respond to in person when I make my next visit. NIV 34 Anyone who is hungry should eat something at home, so that when you meet together it may not result in judgment. And when I come I will give further directions.

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