1 Corinthians 11:14
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New International Version
Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him,

New Living Translation
Isn't it obvious that it's disgraceful for a man to have long hair?

English Standard Version
Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears long hair it is a disgrace for him,

Berean Study Bible
Doesn't nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him,

Berean Literal Bible
Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him,

New American Standard Bible
Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him,

King James Bible
Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair it is a disgrace to him,

International Standard Version
Nature itself teaches you neither that it is disgraceful for a man to have long hair

NET Bible
Does not nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace for him,

New Heart English Bible
Doesn't even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Does not even nature teach you that when a man has grown his hair, it is a disgrace to him?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Doesn't nature itself teach you that it is disgraceful for a man to have long hair?

New American Standard 1977
Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man lets his hair grow, it is dishonest?

King James 2000 Bible
Does not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man has long hair, it is a shame unto him?

American King James Version
Does not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame to him?

American Standard Version
Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a dishonor to him?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Doth not even nature itself teach you, that a man indeed, if he nourish his hair, it is a shame unto him?

Darby Bible Translation
Does not even nature itself teach you, that man, if he have long hair, it is a dishonour to him?

English Revised Version
Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a dishonour to him?

Webster's Bible Translation
Doth not even nature itself teach you, that if a man hath long hair, it is a shame to him?

Weymouth New Testament
Does not Nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair it is a dishonor to him,

World English Bible
Doesn't even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him?

Young's Literal Translation
doth not even nature itself teach you, that if a man indeed have long hair, a dishonour it is to him?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
11:2-16 Here begin particulars respecting the public assemblies, ch. 1Co 14. In the abundance of spiritual gifts bestowed on the Corinthians, some abuses had crept in; but as Christ did the will, and sought the honour of God, so the Christian should avow his subjection to Christ, doing his will and seeking his glory. We should, even in our dress and habit, avoid every thing that may dishonour Christ. The woman was made subject to man, because made for his help and comfort. And she should do nothing, in Christian assemblies, which looked like a claim of being equal. She ought to have power, that is, a veil, on her head, because of the angels. Their presence should keep Christians from all that is wrong while in the worship of God. Nevertheless, the man and the woman were made for one another. They were to be mutual comforts and blessings, not one a slave, and the other a tyrant. God has so settled matters, both in the kingdom of providence and that of grace, that the authority and subjection of each party should be for mutual help and benefit. It was the common usage of the churches, for women to appear in public assemblies, and join in public worship, veiled; and it was right that they should do so. The Christian religion sanctions national customs wherever these are not against the great principles of truth and holiness; affected singularities receive no countenance from any thing in the Bible.
Study Bible
Roles in Worship
13Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? 14Doesn’t nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him, 15but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering.…
Cross References
John 8:49
"I do not have a demon," Jesus replied, "but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me.

1 Corinthians 11:13
Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?

1 Corinthians 11:15
but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering.
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