1 Corinthians 14:35
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New International Version
If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.

New Living Translation
If they have any questions, they should ask their husbands at home, for it is improper for women to speak in church meetings.

English Standard Version
If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church.

New American Standard Bible
If they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is improper for a woman to speak in church.

King James Bible
And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And if they want to learn something, they should ask their own husbands at home, for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church meeting.

International Standard Version
If they want to learn anything, they should ask their own husbands at home, for it is inappropriate for a woman to speak out in church.

NET Bible
If they want to find out about something, they should ask their husbands at home, because it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in church.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if they wish to learn anything, let them ask their husbands in their homes, for it is a shame for women to speak in the assembly.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If they want to know anything they should ask their husbands at home. It's shameful for a woman to speak in church.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And if they desire to learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home, for it is a dishonest thing for women to speak in the congregation {Gr. ekklesia – called out one}.

King James 2000 Bible
And if they will learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is shameful for women to speak in the church.

American King James Version
And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

American Standard Version
And if they would learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home: for it is shameful for a woman to speak in the church.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if they would learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is a shame for a woman to speak in the church.

Darby Bible Translation
But if they wish to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is a shame for a woman to speak in assembly.

English Revised Version
And if they would learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home: for it is shameful for a woman to speak in the church.

Webster's Bible Translation
And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home; for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

Weymouth New Testament
and if they wish to ask questions, they should ask their own husbands at home. For it is disgraceful for a married woman to speak at a Church assembly.

World English Bible
If they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home, for it is shameful for a woman to chatter in the assembly.

Young's Literal Translation
and if they wish to learn anything, at home their own husbands let them question, for it is a shame to women to speak in an assembly.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

14:34-40 When the apostle exhorts Christian women to seek information on religious subjects from their husbands at home, it shows that believing families ought to assemble for promoting spiritual knowledge. The Spirit of Christ can never contradict itself; and if their revelations are against those of the apostle, they do not come from the same Spirit. The way to keep peace, truth, and order in the church, is to seek that which is good for it, to bear with that which is not hurtful to its welfare, and to keep up good behaviour, order, and decency.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 35. - Let them ask their husbands. Here again St. Paul is dealing with general rules.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And if they will learn anything,.... If they are desirous of learning anything in relation to doctrine, duty, or discipline, and of improving their knowledge of divine things, which is very commendable in them; if any difficulty arises in their minds whilst hearing the word, which they want to have removed, or any question to ask for information sake,

let them ask their husbands at home; privately, when retired from the public assembly; for though men might ask one another concerning this, and the other point, in the church, as was usual in the synagogue worship, to which this church at Corinth in many things conformed; yet women were not allowed this freedom, and even in things which belonged to women to do; as for instance, making the cake of the first of their dough, which was to be an heave offering to the Lord, the men were to teach the women at home how, and when to separate it from the rest (d). So the apostle directs women, when they wanted to be informed about any point, to apply to their husbands at their own houses, if they were such as were capable of instructing them; if not, they might apply to other men that were Christian men, and men of knowledge, especially to the prophets, pastors, and teachers of the church, at their habitations:

for it is a shame for women to speak in the church; it is a shame to themselves, as being contrary to the natural modesty and bashfulness of the sex, and a shame to the church, to the non-members of it, and especially to the elders, and more experienced part of it, to be taught and directed by a woman; it is a disgrace to herself and sex, as betraying uncommon pride and vanity, and an unnatural boldness and confidence; and a disgrace to the church to be under such a ministry and conduct.

(d) Bartenora in Misn. Challa, c. 3. sect. 1.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

35. Anticipation of an objection. Women may say, "But if we do not understand something, may we not 'ask' a question publicly so as to 'learn'? Nay, replies Paul, if you want information, 'ask' not in public, but 'at home'; ask not other men, but 'your own particular (so the Greek) husbands.'"

shame—indecorous.

1 Corinthians 14:35 Additional Commentaries
Context
Orderly Worship
34The women are to keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak, but are to subject themselves, just as the Law also says. 35If they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is improper for a woman to speak in church. 36Was it from you that the word of God first went forth? Or has it come to you only?…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 14:34
Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says.

1 Corinthians 14:36
Or did the word of God originate with you? Or are you the only people it has reached?
Treasury of Scripture

And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

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Ephesians 5:25-27 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, …

1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, you husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving …

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1 Corinthians 14:34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted …

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