1 Be followers of me as I also am of Christ.
2 I COMMEND you, brothers, that you have remembered all my [instructions], and that you retain the traditions as I delivered them to you. 3 But I wish you to know that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman, the man, and the head of Christ, God. 4 Every man praying or prophesying with his head covered disgraces his head. 5 But every woman praying or prophesying with her head uncovered disgraces her head; for it is one and the same as if she was shaved. 6 For if a woman is not veiled then let her hair be cut off; but if it is disgraceful for a woman to have her hair cut off, or to be shaved, let her wear a veil.
7 For a man ought not to cover his head, being an image and glory of God; but the woman is a glory of man. 8 For man is not of woman, but woman of man; 9 for man also was not created because of the woman, but woman because of the man. 10 For this reason ought the woman to have a power [veil] on her head because of the angels. 11 But neither is woman without man, nor man without woman in the Lord; 12 for as the woman is of the man, so also the man is through the woman, but all things are from God.
13 Judge of yourselves; is it becoming that a woman should pray to God unveiled? 14 Does not nature herself teach you that if a man wears long hair it is a disgrace to him? 15 but if a woman wears long hair it is her glory; for the hair is given her for a covering. 16 But if any one is disposed to be contentious, we have no such custom neither have the churches of God.
17 But I tell you this, not to praise you, that you come together not for the better but for the worse. 18 For first, when you come together in an assembly, I hear that there are divisions among you, and some part of it I believe. 19 For it is necessary that there should be heresies among you, that the approved may be manifest among you. 20 When you come together therefore, it is not to eat the Lord's supper, 21 for each one in eating takes his supper before the rest, and one is hungry and another drunk. 22 Have you not [food] to eat and drink at your houses? or do you despise the church of God, and shame those who have not [houses]? What shall I say to you? Shall I commend you? In this I commend you not.
23 For I received of the Lord, what I also delivered to you; that on the night in which he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took bread 24 and giving thanks broke, and said, This is my body, which is for you; this do in remembrance of me.
25 In like manner also the cup, after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant [sealed] with my blood; this do, as often as you drink, in remembrance of me. 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you declare the Lord's death till he comes.
27 So that whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord unworthily, is guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man prove himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup; 29 for he eats and drinks judgment to himself, who eats and drinks not discerning the body. 30 For this reason many are weak and sick among you and some sleep. 31 For if we judged ourselves we should not be judged; 32 but being judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.
33 Therefore, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait one for another. 34 If any one is hungry let him eat at home, that you come not together for judgment. The other things I will arrange when I come.