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11 1Follow my example, like I follow the example of Christ.

Being Under Authority

2I praise you because you remember me in all things. You follow closely the teachings that I gave you. 3But I want you to understand this: The head (authority) of every man is Christ. And the head of a woman is the man.* And the head of Christ is God. 4Every man that prophesies* or prays with his head covered brings shame to his head. 5But every woman that prays or prophesies should have her head covered. If her head is not covered, then she brings shame to her head. Then she is the same as a woman that has her head shaved. 6If a woman does not cover her head, then it is the same as cutting off all her hair. But it is shameful for a woman to cut off her hair or to shave her head. So she should cover her head. 7But a man should not cover his head. Why? Because he is made like God and is God's glory. But woman is man's glory. 8Man did not come from woman. Woman came from man. 9And man was not made for woman. Woman was made for man. 10So that is why a woman should have her head covered with [something to show that she is under] authority. And also she should do this because of the angels. 11But in the Lord the woman is important to the man, and the man is important to the woman. 12This is true because woman came from man, but also man is born from woman. Really, everything comes from God. 13Decide this for yourselves: Is it right for a woman to pray to God without something on her head? 14Even nature itself teaches you that wearing long hair is shameful for a man. 15But wearing long hair is a woman's honor. Long hair is given to the woman to cover her head. 16Some people may still want to argue [about this]. But we and the churches of God don't accept what those people are doing.

the man This could also mean "her husband." prophesies Speaks or teaches things from God.

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