New International Version
but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering.
King James Bible
But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.
Darby Bible Translation
But woman, if she have long hair, [it is] glory to her; for the long hair is given [to her] in lieu of a veil.
World English Bible
But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her, for her hair is given to her for a covering.
Young's Literal Translation
and a woman, if she have long hair, a glory it is to her, because the hair instead of a covering hath been given to her;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But if a woman have long hair - The Author of their being has given a larger proportion of hair to the head of women than to that of men; and to them it is an especial ornament, and may in various cases serve as a veil.
It is a certain fact that a man's long hair renders him contemptible, and a woman's long hair renders her more amiable. Nature and the apostle speak the same language; we may account for it as we please.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
covering. or, veil.
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Text: Second Corinthians 11, 19-33; 12, 1-9. 19 For ye bear with the foolish gladly, being wise yourselves. 20 For ye bear with a man, if he bringeth you into bondage, if he devoureth you, if he taketh you captive, if he exalteth himself, if he smiteth you on the face. 21 I speak by way of disparagement, as though we had been weak. Yet whereinsoever any is bold (I speak in foolishness), I am bold also. 22 Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am …
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1 Corinthians 11:14
Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him,
1 Corinthians 11:16
If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice--nor do the churches of God.
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