The Epistle of Paul to the First Corinthians

11: 1Be ye imitators of me, even as I also am of Christ. 11:2Now I praise you that ye remember me in all things, and hold fast the traditions, even as I delivered them to you. 11:3But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. 11:4Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoreth his head. 11:5But every woman praying or prophesying with her head unveiled dishonoreth her head; for it is one and the same thing as if she were shaven. 11:6For if a woman is not veiled, let her also be shorn: but if it is a shame to a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be veiled. 11:7For a man indeed ought not to have his head veiled, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. 11:8For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man: 11:9for neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man: 11:10for this cause ought the woman to have a sign of authority on her head, because of the angels. 11:11Nevertheless, neither is the woman without the man, nor the man without the woman, in the Lord. 11:12For as the woman is of the man, so is the man also by the woman; but all things are of God. 11:13Judge ye in yourselves: is it seemly that a woman pray unto God unveiled? 11:14Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a dishonor to him? 11:15But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering. 11:16But if any man seemeth to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God. 11:17But in giving you this charge, I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better but for the worse. 11:18For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that divisions exist among you; and I partly believe it. 11:19For there must be also factions among you, that they that are approved may be made manifest among you. 11:20When therefore ye assemble yourselves together, it is not possible to eat the Lord's supper: 11:21for in your eating each one taketh before other his own supper; and one is hungry, and another is drunken. 11:22What, have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and put them to shame that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you? In this I praise you not. 11:23For I received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which he was betrayed took bread; 11:24and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, This is my body, which is for you: this do in remembrance of me. 11:25In like manner also the cup, after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood: this do, as often as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. 11:26For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink the cup, ye proclaim the Lord's death till he come. 11:27Wherefore whosoever shall eat the bread or drink the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. 11:28But let a man prove himself, and so let him eat of the bread, and drink of the cup. 11:29For he that eateth and drinketh, eateth and drinketh judgment unto himself, if he discern not the body. 11:30For this cause many among you are weak and sickly, and not a few sleep. 11:31But if we discerned ourselves, we should not be judged. 11:32But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world. 11:33Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, wait one for another. 11:34If any man is hungry, let him eat at home; that your coming together be not unto judgment. And the rest will I set in order whensoever I come.