1 Corinthians 11:3
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New International Version
But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.

King James Bible
But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

Darby Bible Translation
But I wish you to know that the Christ is the head of every man, but woman's head [is] the man, and the Christ's head God.

World English Bible
But I would have you know that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is the man, and the head of Christ is God.

Young's Literal Translation
and I wish you to know that of every man the head is the Christ, and the head of a woman is the husband, and the head of Christ is God.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The head of every man is Christ - The apostle is speaking particularly of Christianity and its ordinances: Christ is the Head or Author of this religion; and is the creator, preserver, and Lord of every man. The man also is the lord or head of the woman; and the Head or Lord of Christ, as Mediator between God and man, is God the Father. Here is the order - God sends his Son Jesus Christ to redeem man; Christ comes and lays down his life for the world; every man who receives Christianity confesses that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father; and every believing woman will acknowledge, according to Genesis 3:16, that God has placed her in a dependence on and subjection to the man. So far there is no difficulty in this passage.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Ephesians 1:22,23 And has put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church...

Ephesians 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

Ephesians 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body.

Philippians 2:10,11 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth...

Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead...

Colossians 2:10,19 And you are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power...

and the head of the.

Genesis 3:16 To the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in sorrow you shall bring forth children...

Ephesians 5:22,24 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as to the Lord...

Colossians 3:18 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

1 Timothy 2:11,12 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection...

1 Peter 3:1,5,6 Likewise, you wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word...

and the head of Christ.

1 Corinthians 3:23 And you are Christ's; and Christ is God's.

1 Corinthians 15:27,28 For he has put all things under his feet. But when he said all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted...

Isaiah 49:3-6 And said to me, You are my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified...

Isaiah 52:13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.

Isaiah 55:4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.

Isaiah 61:1-4 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me; because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings to the meek...

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.

John 3:34-36 For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God: for God gives not the Spirit by measure to him...

John 5:20-30 For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all things that himself does: and he will show him greater works than these...

John 14:28 You have heard how I said to you, I go away, and come again to you. If you loved me, you would rejoice, because I said...

John 17:2-5 As you have given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as you have given him...

Ephesians 1:20-22 Which he worked in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places...

Philippians 2:7-11 But made himself of no reputation, and took on him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men...

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Second Sunday Before Lent
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
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II

The Remembrance of Christ
The cause of this is very apparent: it lies in one or two facts. We forget Christ, because regenerate persons as we really are, still corruption and death remain even in the regenerate. We forget him because we carry about with us the old Adam of sin and death. If we were purely new-born creatures, we should never forget the name of him whom we love. If we were entirely regenerated beings, we should sit down and meditate on all our Saviour did and suffered; all he is; all he has gloriously promised
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855

The Beatific vision.
Reason, revelation, and the experience of six thousand years unite their voices in proclaiming that perfect happiness cannot be found in this world. It certainly cannot be found in creatures; for they were not clothed with the power to give it. It cannot be found even in the practice of virtue; for God has, in His wisdom, decreed that virtue should merit, but never enjoy perfect happiness in this world. He has solemnly pledged himself to give "eternal life" to all who love and serve him here on earth.
F. J. Boudreaux—The Happiness of Heaven

If Anyone Shall Despise those who Out of Faith Make Love-Feasts and Invite the Brethren...
If anyone shall despise those who out of faith make love-feasts and invite the brethren in honour of the Lord, and is not willing to accept these invitations because he despises what is done, let him be anathema. Notes. Ancient Epitome of Canon XI. Whoso spurns those who invite to the agape, and who when invited will not communicate with these, let him be anathema. There are few subjects upon which there has been more difference of opinion than upon the history and significance of the Agape or Love-feasts
Philip Schaff—The Seven Ecumenical Councils

Cross References
Genesis 3:16
To the woman he said, "I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you."

1 Corinthians 3:23
and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God.

Ephesians 1:22
And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church,

Ephesians 4:15
Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.

Ephesians 5:23
For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.

Colossians 1:18
And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.

Colossians 2:19
They have lost connection with the head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.

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