1 Corinthians 11:4
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English Standard Version
Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head,

King James Bible
Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.

American Standard Version
Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoreth his head.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Every man praying or prophesying with his head covered, disgraceth his head.

English Revised Version
Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.

Webster's Bible Translation
Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoreth his head.

Weymouth New Testament
A man who wears a veil when praying or prophesying dishonors his Head;

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Vincent's Word Studies

Having his head covered (κατὰ κεφαλῆς ἔχων)

Lit., having something hanging down from his head. Referring to the tallith, a four-cornered shawl having fringes consisting of eight threads, each knotted five times, and worn over the head in prayer. It was placed upon the worshipper's head at his entrance into the synagogue. The Romans, like the Jews, prayed with the head veiled. So Aeneas: "And our heads are shrouded before the altar with a Phrygian vestment" (Virgil, "Aeneid," iii., 545). The Greeks remained bareheaded during prayer or sacrifice, as indeed they did in their ordinary outdoor life. The Grecian usage, which had become prevalent in the Grecian churches, seems to have commended itself to Paul as more becoming the superior position of the man.

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1 Corinthians 12:10,28 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues...

1 Corinthians 14:1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that you may prophesy.

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having.

1 Corinthians 11:14 Does not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame to him?

2 Samuel 15:30 And David went up by the ascent of mount Olivet, and wept as he went up, and had his head covered, and he went barefoot...

2 Samuel 19:4 But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!

Cross References
Micah 7:6
for the son treats the father with contempt, the daughter rises up against her mother, the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; a man's enemies are the men of his own house.

Acts 13:1
Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a lifelong friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

1 Corinthians 11:5
but every wife who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same as if her head were shaven.

1 Corinthians 12:10
to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.

1 Corinthians 13:2
And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

1 Thessalonians 5:20
Do not despise prophecies,

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