1 Be ye then imitators of me, as I also am of Christ.
2 Now I commend you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you. 3 But I would have you know that Christ is the head of every man; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man praying or prophesying, having a veil on his head, dishonoureth Him who is his head. 5 But every woman praying or prophesying with her head unveiled dishonoureth man her head; for it is even all one as if she were shaved. 6 For if a woman be not covered, she may as well be shorn: but if it be shameful to a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered.
7 For a man indeed ought not to have his head covered, he being the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. 8 For the man was not of the woman; but the woman was taken out of the man: 9 nor was the man created for the sake of the woman, but the woman for the man. 10 For this reason ought the woman to have power on her head, because of the angels. 11 Nevertheless, neither is the man without the woman, nor the woman without the man, in the Lord. 12 For as the woman was originally from the man, so also is the man by the woman: but all things are from God.
13 Judge in yourselves, Is it decent for a woman to pray to God uncovered? 14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that if a man have long hair, it is a disgrace to him? 15 but if a woman have long hair it is a glory to her; because the hair was given her as for a veil. 16 But if any one is pleased to contend for the contrary, I answer, We have no such custom, nor any of the churches of God.
17 But whilst I am declaring this, I do not commend you, that ye assemble together not for the better, but for the worse. 18 For first when ye come together in the church, I hear there are divisions among you, and I partly believe it. 19 For there must be even heresies among you, that they who are approved may be made manifest among you. 20 When therefore ye thus assemble together, this is not eating the Lord's supper: 21 for in eating every one takes his own supper first; and one is hungry, and another is glutted. 22 What! have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or do ye despise the church of God, and shame those that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.
23 For I received from the Lord, that which I also delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus the same night in which He was betrayed took bread: 24 and gave thanks, and brake it, and said, "Take and eat; this is my body, which is going to be broken for you: this do in remembrance of me."
25 And in the same manner He took the cup, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant ratified in my blood: this do, as often as ye drink of it, in remembrance of me." 26 As often then as ye eat of this bread, and drink of this cup, ye commemorate the Lord's death till he come.
27 So that whosoever eateth this bread, or drinketh of the cup of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of this bread and drink of this cup: 29 for he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh judgement against himself, not distinguishing the Lord's body. 30 For this many among you are weak and infirm, and several are fallen asleep. 31 If then we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged: 32 but when judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.
33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, wait for one another: 34 and if any one be hungry, let him eat at home, that ye may not come together to your condemnation. And as to other things, I will set them in order when I come.