1 Corinthians 11:9
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New International Version
neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.

New Living Translation
And man was not made for woman, but woman was made for man.

English Standard Version
Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.

New American Standard Bible
for indeed man was not created for the woman's sake, but woman for the man's sake.

King James Bible
Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And man was not created for woman, but woman for man.

International Standard Version
and man was not created for woman, but woman for man.

NET Bible
Neither was man created for the sake of woman, but woman for man.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For neither was Man created for the sake of Woman, but Woman for the sake of Man.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Man wasn't created for woman but woman for man.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Neither was the man created for the woman, but the woman for the man.

King James 2000 Bible
Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.

American King James Version
Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.

American Standard Version
for neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the man was not created for the woman, but the woman for the man.

Darby Bible Translation
For also man was not created for the sake of the woman, but woman for the sake of the man.

English Revised Version
for neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man:

Webster's Bible Translation
Neither was the man created for the woman, but the woman for the man.

Weymouth New Testament
For man was not created for woman's sake, but woman for man's.

World English Bible
for neither was man created for the woman, but woman for the man.

Young's Literal Translation
for a man also was not created because of the woman, but a woman because of the man;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 9. - But the woman for the man. As is expressly stated in Genesis 2:18.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Neither was the man created for the woman,.... To be subservient to her; for she was not in being when he was created; and though it is the proper business of man to provide for, take care of, and defend the woman, as the weaker vessel, yet these were not the original ends of his creation; he was made for God, for his service and glory:

but the woman for the man; to be an help meet for him, who was already created; to be a companion and associate of his, both in religious worship and in civil life; and for the procreation and education of children.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

9. Neither—rather, "For also"; Another argument: The immediate object of woman's creation. "The man was not created for the sake of the woman; but the woman for the sake of the man" (Ge 2:18, 21, 22). Just as the Church, the bride, is made for Christ; and yet in both the natural and the spiritual creations, the bride, while made for the bridegroom, in fulfilling that end, attains her own true "glory," and brings "shame" and "dishonor" on herself by any departure from it (1Co 11:4, 6).

1 Corinthians 11:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
Roles in Worship
8For man does not originate from woman, but woman from man; 9for indeed man was not created for the woman's sake, but woman for the man's sake. 10Therefore the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels.…
Cross References
Genesis 2:18
The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."

Genesis 2:22
Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

1 Corinthians 11:10
It is for this reason that a woman ought to have authority over her own head, because of the angels.
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Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.

the man.

Genesis 2:18,20,23,24 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; …

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