1 Become imitators of me, even as I also am of Christ.
2 Now I praise you that ye remember me in all things, and hold fast the traditions, even as I delivered to you. 3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is :Christ; and the head of woman is the man; and the head of the Christ is :God. 4 Every man praying or prophesying, with head covered, dishonoreth his :head. 5 But every woman praying or prophesying with :head unveiled dishonoreth her :head; for it is one and the same as if :shaven. 6 For if a woman is not veiled, let her also be shorn: but if it is a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be veiled. 7 For a man ought not indeed to have the head veiled, he being God’s image and glory: but the woman is the man’s glory. 8 For man is not of woman; but woman is of man: 9 for neither was man created for the woman; but woman for the man: 10 for this cause ought the woman to have a sign of authority on the head, because of the angels. 11 Nevertheless, neither is woman without man, nor man without woman in the Lord. 12 For just as the woman is of the man, so is the man also by the woman; but :all things are of :God. 13 Judge in yourselves: is it seemly that a woman pray to :God unveiled? 14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is dishonor to him? 15 But if a woman have long hair, it is glory to her: for the hair is given her for a covering. 16 But if any seemeth to be contentious, WE have no such custom, neither the churches of :God.
17 But in giving this charge, I praise not because ye come together not for the better but for the worse. 18 For first, when ye come together in church, I hear divisions exist among you; and I partly believe it. 19 For factions must be also among you, that the approved be also manifest among you. 20 When therefore ye come together in meeting, it is not possible to eat the Lord’s supper: 21 for in :eating each taketh his :own supper before; and one is hungry, and another is drunken. 22 What, have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of :God, and put them to shame that have nothing? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you? In this I praise you not. 23 For I received of the Lord what also I delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which he was delivered up took bread; 24 and when he gave thanks he brake it, and said, This is my :body, which is for you: this do in :remembrance of me. 25 In 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. 26 For as often as ye eat this :bread, and drink the cup, ye proclaim the death of the Lord till he come. 27 So that whoever shall eat the bread or drink the cup of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man prove himself, and thus let him eat of the bread, and drink of the cup. 29 For who eateth and drinketh, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself, if he discern not the body. 30 For this cause many among you are weak and sickly, and not a few sleep. 31 But if we discerned ourselves, we should not be judged. 32 But when judged of the Lord, we are chastened, that we be not condemned with the world. 33 So then, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, wait one for another. 34 If any is hungry, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto judgment. And the rest will I set in order whenever I come.