Berean Literal Bible
Roles in Worship
1Be imitators of me, as I also am of Christ. 2Now I commend you that you have remembered me in all things, and you are keeping the teachings as I delivered to you. 3But I want you to know that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of the woman, and the head of Christ is God.
4Every man praying or prophesying having anything on his head dishonors his head. 5And every woman praying or prophesying with the head uncovered dishonors her head; for it is one and the same with having been shaven. 6For if a woman does not cover her head, also let her be shorn. And if it is disgraceful to a woman to be shorn or to be shaven, let her cover her head.
7For truly a man ought not to cover the head, being the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man. 8For man is not of woman, but woman of man. 9For truly man was not created on account of the woman, but woman on account of the man. 10Because of this, the woman ought to have authority on the head, on account of the angels.
13Judge for yourselves: Is it becoming for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? 14Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him, 15but if a woman has long hair, it is to her glory? For the long hair instead of a covering is given to her. 16Now if anyone is inclined to be contentious, we have no such practice, nor do the churches of God.
Sharing in the Lord's Supper
17Now in this instructing, I do not praise you, because you come together not for the better, but for the worse. 18For first indeed, of you coming together in an assembly, I hear there to be divisions among you, and in part I believe it. 19For also it behooves there to be factions among you, so that also the approved should become evident among you.
20Therefore, of you coming together in one place, it is not to eat the Lord’s supper. 21For in eating, one takes first the own supper. And indeed this one is hungry, but that one is drunken. 22What! Have you no houses in which to eat and to drink? Or do you despise the church of God and put to shame those having nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you in this? I do not praise you!
23For I received from the Lord that which also I delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed, took bread, 24and having given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you;a do this in remembrance of Me.” 25Likewise also the cup after having supped, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you might drink it, in remembrance of Me.” 26For as often as you may eat this bread and may drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He should come.
27Therefore whoever should eat the bread or should drink the cup of the Lord unworthily will be guilty of the body and of the blood of the Lord. 28But let a man examine himself, and in this manner let him eat of the bread, and let him drink of the cup. 29For the one eating and drinking not discerning the body, eats and drinks judgment on himself. 30Because of this, many are weak and sick among you, and many are fallen asleep.
33So then, my brothers, coming together in order to eat, wait for one another.
34If anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, so that you might not come together for judgment; and I will set in order the other things as soon as I might come.