1 Corinthians 11
1Be ye imitators of me, even as I also am of Christ.2Now I praise you, brothers, that ye remember me in all things and retain my instructions the same as I spoke unto you.3But I would have you know that the head of every man is the Christ, and the head of the woman is the man, and the head of Christ is God.4Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonours his head.5But every woman that prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonours her head, for that is even the same as if she were shaven.6For if the woman is not covered, let her also be shorn; but if it is a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.7For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of the man.8For the man is not of the woman, but the woman of the man.9Neither was the man created for the woman, but the woman for the man.10For this cause the woman ought to have authority over her head: because of the angels.11Nevertheless, neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.12For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.13Judge in yourselves: is it honest that a woman pray unto God uncovered?14Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man lets his hair grow, it is dishonest?15But if a woman lets her hair grow, it is a glory to her; for her hair is given her for a covering.16With all this, if anyone seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the congregation {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones} of God.
17Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not: that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.18For first of all, when ye come together in the congregation {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones}, I hear that there are divisions among you; and I partly believe it.19For it is expedient that there also be heresies among you, so that those who are proved may become manifest among you.20So that when ye come together in one place, this is not eating the Lord’s supper.21For in eating, each one takes his own supper first: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.22What? Do ye not have houses to eat and to drink in? or do ye despise the congregation {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones} of God and shame those that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.
23For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread;24and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you; this do in remembrance of me.25After the same manner also he took the cup, after he had eaten supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood; do this each time that ye drink, in remembrance of me.26For each time that ye eat this bread and drink this cup, ye declare the Lord’s death until he comes.27Therefore whoever shall eat this bread and drink this cup of the Lord unworthily shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.28But let each man prove himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup.29For he that eats and drinks unworthily, eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.30For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.31For if we would examine ourselves, we should not be judged.32But being judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.33Therefore, my brothers, when ye come together to eat, wait for one another.34And if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home; that ye not come together unto judgment. And I will set the rest in order when I come.