Head Coverings

1 Corinthians 11

2 Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things and keep the traditions just as I delivered them to you. 3 But I want you to know that b the head of every man is Christ, c the head of woman is man, and d the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man praying or e prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head. 5 But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, for that is one and the same as if her head were f shaved. 6 For if a woman is not covered, let her also be shorn. But if it is g shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered. 7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, since h he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. 8 For man is not from woman, but woman i from man. 9 Nor was man created for the woman, but woman j for the man. 10 For this reason the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels. 11 Nevertheless, k neither is man independent of woman, nor woman independent of man, in the Lord. 12 For as woman came from man, even so man also comes through woman; but all things are from God. 13 Judge among yourselves. Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? 14 Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him? 15 But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her; for her hair is given 1 to her for a covering. 16 But l if anyone seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, m nor do the churches of God.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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