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I Corinthians 11

1 Become imitators of me, just as I [am] of Christ. 2 Now I praise you because you remember everything of me, and just as I have delivered up to you the traditions, you hold [them] fast. 3 But I want you to know that the Lord of every man is Christ, and [the] head of [the] woman [is] the man, and [the] head of [the] Christ is God. 4 Every man praying or prophesying, having something on [his] head, disgraces his head. 5 But every woman praying or prophesying with her head uncovered disgraces her head, for it is one and the same [thing] to the shaved [one]. 6 For if [the] woman is not covered, let1 her also be shaved; but if [it is] shameful to [the] woman to be shorn or shaved, let1 her be being covered. 7 For [the] man ought not be covering [his] head, for [he] is [the] image and glory of God. But the woman is [the] glory of [the] man. 8 For [the] man is not from the woman, but [the] woman [is] from the man. 9 For [the] man was not created on account of the woman, but [the] woman on account of the man. 10 On account of this the woman ought to be having authority on her head because of the angels. 11 Nevertheless neither [is] the woman [anything] without [the] man, nor [the] man without [the] woman, in the Lord. 12 For just as the woman [is] from the man, thus also is the man through the woman; but everything [is] from God. 13 Judge among yourselves: Is it proper for uncovered women to be praying to God? 14 Doesn't nature herself teach you that if [a] man wear long hair, it is dishonor to him, 15 but if [a] woman wear long hair, it is glory to her? For hair is given to her for [a] wrapping. 16 But if any [man] seems to be contentious, we have no such habit, neither [do] the assemblies2 of God.

17 Now declaring this [thing] I do not praise you, because you come together not for the better but for the worse. 18 For firstly when you be coming together in the assembly2, I hear there are divisions among you, and partly I believe it. 19 For there must also be dissensions among you, in order that the approved become manifest among you. 20 When therefore you be coming together, it is not to eat the Lord's supper, 21 for when eating [it], each takes his own supper beforehand, and one hungers, and another is drunk. 22 Do you not have houses in which to be eating and drinking? Or do you despise the assembly2 of God, and shame those not having? What should I say to you, will I praise you? In this I do not praise you. 23 For I received from the Lord what I have also delivered up to you, that the Lord Jesus, in the night in which he was delivered up, took bread, 24 and having given thanks he broke [it] and said: This is my body being broken in your behalf. Be doing this in my remembrance. 25 Likewise also [he took] the cup after having supped, saying: This cup is the new contract3 in my blood. Be doing this, as often as you be drinking, in my remembrance. 26 For as often as you be eating this bread and be drinking this cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord, until he come. 27 So whoever be eating the bread or drinking the cup unworthily, he will be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. 28 But let [a] man prove4 himself, and thus let1 him be eating of the bread and let1 him be drinking of the cup. 29 For the [one] eating and drinking unworthily eats and drinks judgment to himself, not recognizing5 the body of the Lord. 30 Because of this many [are] weak and sick, and many sleep. 31 But if we recognized6 ourselves, we would not be judged. 32 But being judged by the Lord we are disciplined7, in order that we not be condemned with the world. 33 Therefore, my brothers, when coming together to eat, be waiting for one another. 34 If anyone hungers, let1 him be eating at home, in order that you not come together for judgment. The rest I will command, should I come.


2EKKLESIA (εκκλησια) from "called out". Appears 114 times in the N.T., but only in two places in the Gospels ( Matt.16:18 (twice) and Matt.18:17 (twice)). It's worth noting that when Jesus uses the term EKKLESIA, Christian community as we know it didn't yet exist—there were only the disciples. EKKLESIA is apparently different from 'synagogue' (SYNAGOGE (συναγωγη) which occurs 56 times in the N.T.) EKKLESIA is used in secular Greek literature of a popular assembly 'called to assemble', and also of those 'called' to a cult. EKKLESIA is used frequently in the N.T. outside of the Gospels to refer to Christian communities, but in Acts.7:38 it is used of the people of Israel led through the desert by Moses, and in Acts.19:32 ff. of a secular assembly. Thus, all told, the common translation of EKKLESIA as 'church' doesn't really reflect 1st century usage—it seems to mean more like 'a group of people assembled for some specific purpose'.

3or "testament"

4or "test"

5or "discerning"

6or "discerned"

7or "instructed"