1 Corinthians 11:7
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New International Version
A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man.

New Living Translation
A man should not wear anything on his head when worshiping, for man is made in God's image and reflects God's glory. And woman reflects man's glory.

English Standard Version
For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of man.

Berean Study Bible
A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man.

Berean Literal Bible
For truly a man ought not to cover the head, being the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man.

New American Standard Bible
For a man ought not to have his head covered, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man.

King James Bible
For 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A man, in fact, should not cover his head, because he is God's image and glory, but woman is man's glory.

International Standard Version
A man should not cover his head, because he exists as God's image and glory. But the woman is man's glory.

NET Bible
For a man should not have his head covered, since he is the image and glory of God. But the woman is the glory of the man.

New Heart English Bible
For a man indeed ought not to have his head covered, because he is the image and glory of God, but the woman is the glory of the man.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For a man ought not to cover his head, because he is the image and the glory of God, but a woman is the glory of Man.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A man should not cover his head. He is God's image and glory. The woman, however, is man's glory.

New American Standard 1977
For a man ought not to have his head covered, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For 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.

King James 2000 Bible
For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.

American King James Version
For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, for as much as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.

American Standard Version
For 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The man indeed ought not to cover his head, because he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of the man.

Darby Bible Translation
For man indeed ought not to have his head covered, being God's image and glory; but woman is man's glory.

English Revised Version
For 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
For 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.

Weymouth New Testament
For a man ought not to have a veil on his head, since he is the image and glory of God; while woman is the glory of man.

World English Bible
For a man indeed ought not to have his head covered, because he is the image and glory of God, but the woman is the glory of the man.

Young's Literal Translation
for a man, indeed, ought not to cover the head, being the image and glory of God, and a woman is the glory of a man,
Study Bible
Roles in Worship
6If a woman does not cover her head, let her hair be cut off. And if it is shameful for a woman to have her hair cut or shaved off, she should cover her head. 7A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man. 8For man did not come from woman, but woman from man.…
Cross References
Genesis 1:26
Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."

Genesis 1:27
God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Genesis 5:1
This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day when God created man, He made him in the likeness of God.

Genesis 9:6
"Whoever sheds man's blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man.

Proverbs 12:4
An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones.

1 Corinthians 11:6
If a woman does not cover her head, let her hair be cut off. And if it is shameful for a woman to have her hair cut or shaved off, she should cover her head.

2 Corinthians 8:23
As for Titus, he is my partner and fellow worker among you. As for our brothers, they are messengers of the churches to the glory of Christ.

James 3:9
With the tongue we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness.
Treasury of Scripture

For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, for as much as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.

he is.

Genesis 1:26,27 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and …

Genesis 5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God …

Genesis 9:6 Whoever sheds man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in …

Psalm 8:6 You made him to have dominion over the works of your hands; you have …

James 3:9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, …

but.

1 Corinthians 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; …

Genesis 3:16 To the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your …

(7) For a man indeed.--In 1Corinthians 11:4-7 the argument against the woman's head being uncovered was based upon (a) the woman's relation to man, and (b) the man's relation to Christ in the Church. In the three following verses, 1Corinthians 11:7-9, the ground of the argument is changed, and the same conclusion is arrived at from a review of (a) the woman's relation to man, and (b) man's relation to God in the physical Creation. The external form of this argument is the same as that adopted previously. The Apostle first states what the man must not do, and then conversely what the woman must do. The Apostle here takes up the order of creation mentioned in Genesis 1, 2, and the argument runs thus:--Man was made in the image of God, and is the glory of God; but woman is the glory of the man (for woman was made out of man, and also man was not created for woman, but woman for--i.e., as a help-meet for--man). Therefore man, as a created being, according to the accepted order of creation, is the direct representative of God, and woman the direct representative of man (and only indirectly and through him of God). The spiritual equality of man and wife does not upset this relationship, and therefore an attempt to destroy the outward expression of it is to be condemned, as it would soon lead to an obliteration of the fact itself.

It is to be remembered all through this passage (and it gives a further emphasis to the allusion to Adam and Eve) that St. Paul is only speaking of married women--it is most unlikely that any case had occurred of an unmarried woman attempting such an outrage upon social feeling and national custom. The Greek women when in public (except those of avowedly bad character) either wore a veil or drew the peplum, or shawl, over their heads.

Verse 7. - He is the image and glory of God. Because he reflects and partakes in the glory of Christ, who is the effulgence of God and the impress of his substance (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:6; Hebrews 1:2). The woman is the glory of the man. As moonlight is to sunlight, or as the earthshine is to the moonshine. Man reflects God; woman, in her general nature in this earthly and temporal dispensation, reflects the glory of man. For a man indeed ought not to cover his head,.... The Ethiopic version adds, "whilst he prays"; which is a proper interpretation of the words, though a wrong version; for the apostle's meaning is not, that a man should not have his head covered at any time, but whilst he is in public worship, praying, prophesying, or singing of psalms: the reason is,

forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God. The apostle speaks of man here as in his first creation, in his state of innocence before his fall; but now he has sinned and defaced this image, and come short of this glory; which lay partly in his body being made after the exemplar of the body of Christ, the idea of which God had in his eternal mind, and according to which he shaped the body of Adam: and partly in his soul, in that righteousness and holiness, wisdom and knowledge, and all other excellent gifts in which it was formed. So the Jews (b) say, the understanding is "the glory of God". And it chiefly lay in the power and dominion he had over all the creatures, and even over the woman when made; at least this is principally respected here, in which there is such a shine and representation of the glory and majesty, power and dominion of God; and therefore man ought to worship him with his head uncovered, where this image and glory of God is most illustriously displayed: not but that the woman, is the image and glory of God also, and was made as man, after his image and likeness, with respect to internal qualities, as righteousness, holiness, knowledge, &c. and with regard to her power over the other creatures, though in subjection to man; but yet man was first originally and immediately the image and glory of God, the woman only secondarily and mediately through man. The man is more perfectly and conspicuously the image and glory of God, on account of his more extensive dominion and authority:

but the woman is the glory of the man; being made out of him, and for his help and assistance, and to be a crown of honour and glory to him. The apostle speaks the sense, and in the language of the Jews. The words in Isaiah 44:13. "After the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man", are by the Targum rendered, "after the likeness of a man, after the glory of a woman"; and the note of a famous (c) interpreter of theirs upon the last clause is, "this is the woman", "who is the glory of her husband"; but why is she to be covered for this reason, when the man is to be uncovered? it is to be observed, that it is in the presence and worship of God that the one is to be uncovered, and the other covered; the one being the glory of God, and therefore to be uncovered before him; and the other the glory of man, and therefore to be covered before God; and especially, since being first in the transgression, she who is man's glory has been the means of his shame and disgrace. The Jews seem to make this the reason of the difference; they ask (d),

"why does a man go out with his head uncovered, and a woman with her head covered? it is answered, it is like to one that has committed a sin, and he is ashamed of the children of men, therefore she goes , "with her head covered".''

(b) Maimon. in Misn. Chagiga, c. 2. sect 1. 1. (c) R. Sol. Jarchi in Isaiah 44.13. (d) Bereshit Rabba, sect. 17. fol. 15. 1.7-9. Argument, also, from man's more immediate relation to God, and the woman's to man.

he is … image … glory of God—being created in God's "image," first and directly: the woman, subsequently, and indirectly, through the mediation of man. Man is the representative of God's "glory" this ideal of man being realized most fully in the Son of man (Ps 8:4, 5; compare 2Co 8:23). Man is declared in Scripture to be both the "image," and in the "likeness," of God (compare Jas 3:9). But "image" alone is applied to the Son of God (Col 1:15; compare Heb 1:3). "Express image," Greek, "the impress." The Divine Son is not merely "like" God, He is God of God, "being of one substance (essence) with the Father." [Nicene Creed].

woman … glory of … man—He does not say, also, "the image of the man." For the sexes differ: moreover, the woman is created in the image of God, as well as the man (Ge 1:26, 27). But as the moon in relation to the sun (Ge 37:9), so woman shines not so much with light direct from God, as with light derived from man, that is, in her order in creation; not that she does not in grace come individually into direct communion with God; but even here much of her knowledge is mediately given her through man, on whom she is naturally dependent.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.
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