For man does not originate from woman, but woman from man;
for indeed man was not created for the woman’s sake, but woman for the man’s sake.
Therefore the woman should have a symbol of
authority on her head, because of the angels.
However, in the Lord, neither is woman independent of man, nor is man independent of woman.
For as the woman originated
from the man, so also the man has his birth
through the woman; and all things originate
Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head
Does even nature itself not teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him,
but if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her? For her hair is given to her as a covering.
But if anyone is inclined to be contentious, we have no such practice, nor have the churches of God.
Now in giving this next
instruction I do not praise you, because you come together not for the better, but for the worse.
For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that divisions exist among you; and in part I believe it.
For there also have to be factions among you, so that those who are approved may become evident among you.
Therefore when you come together it is not to eat the Lord’s Supper,
for when you eat, each one takes his own supper first; and one goes hungry while another gets drunk.