1 Become imitators of me, even as I also am of Christ.
2 Now I praise you, that you remember me in all things, and hold fast the traditions, even 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 wife is the husband, and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man, praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head. 5 But every woman, praying or prophesying with her head unveiled, dishonors her head; for it is one and the same, as if she were shaven. 6 For, if a woman is unveiled, let her also be shaven; but, if it is a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be veiled.
7 For a man, indeed, ought not to veil his head; being God's image and glory; but the woman is man's glory; 8 for man is not from woman, but woman from man; 9 for man was also not created on account of the woman, but woman on account of the man; 10 for this cause ought the woman to have a sign of authority on her head because of the angels. 11 Nevertheless, neither is woman apart from man, nor man apart from woman, in the Lord. 12 For, as the woman is of the man, so also is the man through the woman; but all things are of God.
13 Judge ye in yourselves; is it becoming that a woman, unveiled, should pray to God? 14 Does not even nature herself teach, that, if a man have long hair, it is a dishonor to him? 15 But, if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her; for her hair is given to her for a covering. 16 But, if any man seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the assemblies of God.
17 But, in giving this charge, I praise you not; because, not for the better, but for the worse, do ye come together. 18 For, first, when ye come together in an assembly, I hear that divisions exist among you; and I partly believe it; 19 for there must also be factions among you, that the approved may be made manifest among you. 20 When, therefore, ye assemble yourselves together, it is not to eat a Supper of the Lord; 21 for, in your eating, each one takes his own supper before others; and one is hungry, and another is drunken! 22 What! have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? Or despise ye the assembly of God, and put to shame those who have them 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 also I delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus, in the same night in which He was being betrayed, took bread; 24 and, having given thanks, He broke it, 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 in My blood; this do, as often as ye drink it, in remembrance of Me:" 26 for, as often as ye eat this bread, and drink the cup, ye proclaim the Lord's death, till He come.
27 Therefore, whosoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord unworthily, shall be 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 that eats and drinks unworthily, eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the body. 30 For this cause, many among you are weak and sick, and not a few sleep. 31 But, if we discerned ourselves, we would not be judged; 32 but, being 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 one for another. 34 If any one is hungry, let him eat at home, that ye come not together unto judgment. And the rest I will set in order, when I come.