Now I commend you a because you remember me in everything and b maintain the traditions c even as I delivered them to you.
But I want you to understand that d the head of every man is Christ, e the head of a wife is her husband, and f the head of Christ is God.
Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head,
but every wife who prays or g prophesies h with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same i as if her head were shaven.
For if a wife will not cover her head, then she should cut her hair short. But since it is disgraceful for a wife to cut off her hair or shave her head, let her cover her head.
For a man ought not to cover his head, since j he is the image and glory of God, but k woman is the glory of man.
For l man was not made from woman, but woman from man.
Neither was man created for woman, but m woman for man.
That is why a wife ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels.
Nevertheless, n in the Lord woman is not independent of man nor man of woman;
for as woman was made from man, so man is now born of woman. And o all things are from God.
Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a wife to pray to God with her head uncovered?
Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears long hair it is a disgrace for him,
but if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For her hair is given to her for a covering.
p If anyone is inclined to be contentious, we have no such practice, nor do q the churches of God.
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1 Corinthians 4:17
That is why I sent you Timothy, my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, to remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach them everywhere in every church.
1 Thessalonians 3:6
But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and has brought us the good news of your faith and love and reported that you always remember us kindly and long to see us, as we long to see you -
2 Thessalonians 2:15
So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter.
2 Thessalonians 3:6
Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us.
1 Thessalonians 4:1 - 2
Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more.
And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church.
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ.
For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior.
And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.
To the woman he said, "I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.
1 Corinthians 3:23
And you are Christ's, and Christ is God's.
And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin.
He had four unmarried daughters, who prophesied.
1 Corinthians 14:34
The women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says.
And the priest shall set the woman before the Lord and unbind the hair of the woman's head and place in her hands the grain offering of remembrance, which is the grain offering of jealousy. And in his hand the priest shall have the water of bitterness that brings the curse.
And you bring her home to your house, she shall shave her head and pare her nails.
Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.
An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.
Genesis 2:21 - 23
So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh.
1 Timothy 2:13
For Adam was formed first, then Eve.
Then the Lord God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.
1 Timothy 6:3 - 4
If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness.
2 Thessalonians 1:4
Therefore we ourselves boast about you in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring.
1 Thessalonians 2:14
For you, brothers, became imitators of the churches of God in Christ Jesus that are in Judea. For you suffered the same things from your own countrymen as they did from the Jews.
1 Corinthians 7:17
Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. This is my rule in all the churches.
1 Corinthians 10:32
Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God.