Friday, July 30, 2021
I Corinthians 11:1-16
I Corinthians 11:1-16
 Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.
 I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I have delivered them to you.
 But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a woman is her husband, and the head of Christ is God.
 Any man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head,
 but any woman who prays or prophesies with her head unveiled dishonors her head — it is the same as if her head were shaven.
 For if a woman will not veil herself, then she should cut off her hair; but if it is disgraceful for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her wear a veil.
 For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man.
 (For man was not made from woman, but woman from man.
 Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.)
 That is why a woman ought to have a veil on her head, because of the angels.
 (Nevertheless, 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 all things are from God.)
 Judge for yourselves; is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?
 Does not nature itself teach you that for a man to wear long hair is degrading to him,
 but if a woman has long hair, it is her pride? For her hair is given to her for a covering.
 If any one is disposed to be contentious, we recognize no other practice, nor do the churches of God.
 And in the morning, a great while before day, he rose and went out to a lonely place, and there he prayed.
 And Simon and those who were with him pursued him,
 and they found him and said to him, “Every one is searching for you.”
 And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also; for that is why I came out.”
 And he went throughout all Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out demons.
 And a leper came to him beseeching him, and kneeling said to him, “If you will, you can make me clean.”
 Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, “I will; be clean.”
 And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean.
 And he sternly charged him, and sent him away at once,
 and said to him, “See that you say nothing to any one; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, for a proof to the people.”
 But he went out and began to talk freely about it, and to spread the news, so that Jesus could no longer openly enter a town, but was out in the country; and people came to him from every quarter.
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