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1 Corinthians 11

Introduction

Overview

1 Corinthians 11:1, He reproves them, because in holy assemblies, 1 Corinthians 11:4, their men prayed with their heads covered, 1 Corinthians 11:6, and women with their heads uncovered; 1 Corinthians 11:17, and because generally their meetings were not for the better, but for the worse; 1 Corinthians 11:21, as, namely, in profaning with their own feast the Lord’s supper; 1 Corinthians 11:25, Lastly, he calls them to the first institution thereof.

Verse 1

Be ye: 1 Corinthians 4:16, 1 Corinthians 10:33, Philippians 3:17, 1 Thessalonians 1:6, 2 Thessalonians 3:9, Hebrews 6:12

even: Romans 15:2, Romans 15:3, Ephesians 5:1, Ephesians 5:2, Philippians 2:4, Philippians 2:5

Reciprocal: Judges 7:17 - General Song of Solomon 1:8 - go John 10:4 - he goeth 1 Corinthians 8:11 - shall 1 Corinthians 8:13 - if meat Philippians 4:9 - which 2 Thessalonians 3:7 - how 1 Timothy 4:12 - be thou Hebrews 13:7 - whose 1 Peter 2:21 - leaving 1 John 2:6 - to walk 3 John 1:11 - follow

Verse 2

I praise: 1 Corinthians 11:17, 1 Corinthians 11:22, Proverbs 31:28-31

that: 1 Corinthians 4:17, 1 Corinthians 15:2

keep: 1 Corinthians 7:17, Luke 1:6, 1 Thessalonians 4:1, 1 Thessalonians 4:2, 2 Thessalonians 2:15, 2 Thessalonians 3:6

ordinances: or, traditions

Reciprocal: Numbers 4:27 - appointment 1 Chronicles 15:13 - for that 2 Chronicles 30:5 - for they Ezekiel 11:20 - they may Ezekiel 37:24 - they shall Ezekiel 43:11 - all the ordinances Matthew 25:1 - ten Matthew 28:20 - them Acts 2:42 - they 1 Corinthians 15:3 - I delivered Galatians 4:17 - zealously 1 Thessalonians 3:6 - and that

Verse 3

the head of every: Ephesians 1:22, Ephesians 1:23, Ephesians 4:15, Ephesians 5:23, Philippians 2:10, Philippians 2:11, Colossians 1:18, Colossians 2:10, Colossians 2:19

and the head of the: Genesis 3:16, Ephesians 5:22, Ephesians 5:24, Colossians 3:18, 1 Timothy 2:11, 1 Timothy 2:12, 1 Peter 3:1, 1 Peter 3:5, 1 Peter 3:6

and the head of Christ: 1 Corinthians 3:23, 1 Corinthians 15:27, 1 Corinthians 15:28, Isaiah 49:3-6, Isaiah 52:13, Isaiah 55:4, Isaiah 61:1-4, Matthew 28:18, John 3:34-36, John 5:20-30, John 14:28, John 17:2-5, Ephesians 1:20-22, Philippians 2:7-11

Reciprocal: Numbers 30:12 - her husband hath made Numbers 30:13 - and every 1 Corinthians 6:15 - your 1 Corinthians 11:7 - but 1 Corinthians 14:34 - they are Ephesians 1:10 - he Titus 2:5 - obedient

Verse 4

or: 1 Corinthians 12:10, 1 Corinthians 12:28, 1 Corinthians 14:1-25

having: 1 Corinthians 11:14, 2 Samuel 15:30, 2 Samuel 19:4

Reciprocal: Numbers 11:25 - they prophesied Deuteronomy 22:5 - woman shall not 1 Kings 18:29 - prophesied Ezekiel 44:18 - bonnets Acts 21:9 - which 1 Thessalonians 5:20 - General

Verse 5

or: Luke 2:36, Acts 2:17, Acts 21:9

shaven: Deuteronomy 21:12

Reciprocal: Genesis 24:65 - a veil Exodus 15:20 - prophetess Numbers 11:25 - they prophesied Judges 4:4 - General 1 Kings 18:29 - prophesied 2 Kings 22:14 - prophetess 1 Corinthians 14:34 - women

Verse 6

but: Numbers 5:18, Deuteronomy 22:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 24:65 - a veil Deuteronomy 21:12 - and she shall 1 Corinthians 14:35 - a shame

Verse 7

he is: Genesis 1:26, Genesis 1:27, Genesis 5:1, Genesis 9:6, Psalms 8:6, James 3:9

but: 1 Corinthians 11:3, Genesis 3:16

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:18 - I will Proverbs 12:4 - virtuous 1 Corinthians 14:34 - they are 1 Thessalonians 2:20 - General

Verse 8

Genesis 2:21, Genesis 2:22, 1 Timothy 2:13

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:27 - male Genesis 2:23 - Woman

Verse 9

the man: Genesis 2:18, Genesis 2:20, Genesis 2:23, Genesis 2:24

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:27 - male Numbers 30:13 - and every 1 Thessalonians 2:6 - been burdensome 1 Timothy 2:13 - General

Verse 10

power: That is, a covering in sign that she is under the power of her husband. מןץףיב [Strong's G1849], appears here to be used for the sign or token of being under power or authority, that is, a veil, as Theophylact (Ecumenius, and Photius) explain; and so one manuscript of the Vulgate, the Sixtine edition, and some copies of the Itala, have velamen. Genesis 20:16, Genesis 24:64, Genesis 24:65

because: Ecclesiastes 5:6, Matthew 18:10, Hebrews 1:14

Reciprocal: Exodus 25:20 - toward Numbers 6:5 - razor Numbers 6:7 - consecration

Verse 11

1 Corinthians 7:10-14, 1 Corinthians 12:12-22, Galatians 3:28

Reciprocal: Proverbs 12:4 - virtuous Acts 5:14 - multitudes Acts 8:12 - both 1 Peter 5:3 - but

Verse 12

but: 1 Corinthians 8:6, Proverbs 16:4, Romans 11:36, Hebrews 1:2, Hebrews 1:3

Reciprocal: Acts 5:14 - multitudes

Verse 13

1 Corinthians 10:15, Luke 12:57, John 7:24

Reciprocal: Romans 14:13 - but 1 Corinthians 13:5 - behave

Verse 14

if: 2 Samuel 14:26

it is: 1 Corinthians 14:35

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 44:20 - nor suffer Luke 12:57 - General Romans 2:14 - do by 1 Corinthians 6:5 - to your 1 Corinthians 11:4 - having Revelation 9:8 - hair

Verse 15

covering: or, veil, 1 Corinthians 11:15

Reciprocal: Numbers 5:18 - uncover Revelation 9:8 - hair

Verse 16

seem: 1 Timothy 6:3, 1 Timothy 6:4

such: Acts 21:21, Acts 21:24

the churches: 1 Corinthians 7:17, 1 Corinthians 14:33, 1 Corinthians 14:34, 1 Corinthians 16:1, 1 Thessalonians 2:14

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 32:11 - according Romans 2:8 - contentious 1 Corinthians 4:17 - my ways 2 Corinthians 12:20 - debates 1 Timothy 6:5 - Perverse

Verse 17

I praise: 1 Corinthians 11:2, 1 Corinthians 11:22, Leviticus 19:17, Proverbs 27:5, Romans 13:3, 1 Peter 2:14

that ye: 1 Corinthians 11:20, 1 Corinthians 11:34, 1 Corinthians 14:23, 1 Corinthians 14:26, Isaiah 1:13, Isaiah 1:14, Isaiah 58:1-4, Jeremiah 7:9, Jeremiah 7:10, Hebrews 10:25

Reciprocal: Acts 20:7 - the disciples

Verse 18

I hear: 1 Corinthians 1:10-12, 1 Corinthians 3:3, 1 Corinthians 5:1, 1 Corinthians 6:1

divisions: or, schisms, 1 Corinthians 1:10, 1 Corinthians 3:3

Reciprocal: Genesis 37:2 - evil report John 10:19 - General Acts 11:26 - with the church Acts 14:27 - and had Romans 16:17 - cause 1 Corinthians 1:11 - it hath 1 Corinthians 13:5 - behave 1 Corinthians 14:23 - the whole 2 Corinthians 1:14 - in part 1 Timothy 6:4 - words Hebrews 10:25 - forsaking

Verse 19

there: Matthew 18:7, Luke 17:1, Acts 20:30, 1 Timothy 4:1, 1 Timothy 4:2, 2 Peter 2:1, 2 Peter 2:2

heresies: or, sects, Acts 5:17, Acts 15:5, Acts 24:5, Acts 24:14, Acts 26:5, Acts 28:22, Galatians 5:20, Titus 3:10,*Gr.

which: Deuteronomy 13:3, Luke 2:35, 2 Corinthians 13:5-7,*Gr: 1 John 2:19

Reciprocal: Judges 3:4 - to prove Ezekiel 13:23 - for I Matthew 12:44 - he findeth Matthew 13:47 - and gathered Romans 16:10 - approved 2 Corinthians 10:18 - approved 2 Corinthians 13:7 - approved 1 Timothy 1:19 - concerning 2 Timothy 2:18 - overthrow 2 Peter 2:14 - beguiling

Verse 20

this is not to eat: or, ye cannot eat, 1 Corinthians 11:20

Reciprocal: Hosea 8:13 - but Zechariah 7:6 - did not ye eat for Acts 2:42 - in breaking Acts 2:46 - from house to house Acts 20:7 - to break 1 Corinthians 11:17 - that ye Hebrews 10:25 - forsaking 2 Peter 2:13 - while

Verse 21

in: 1 Corinthians 11:23-25, 1 Corinthians 10:16-18

and one: 2 Peter 2:13, Jude 1:12

Reciprocal: Zechariah 7:6 - did not ye eat for Malachi 1:7 - The table 1 Corinthians 5:11 - or a drunkard 1 Corinthians 11:34 - if any 1 Corinthians 13:5 - behave Ephesians 5:18 - be not

Verse 22

have: 1 Corinthians 11:34

or: 1 Corinthians 10:32, 1 Corinthians 15:9, Acts 20:28, 1 Timothy 3:5, 1 Timothy 3:15

that have not: or, that are poor, Proverbs 17:5, James 2:5, James 2:6

Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 5:1 - thy foot Malachi 1:7 - The table Matthew 18:10 - heed Romans 10:19 - I say 1 Corinthians 11:2 - I praise 1 Corinthians 11:17 - I praise 1 Corinthians 13:5 - behave 2 Corinthians 11:29 - and I burn

Verse 23

I have: 1 Corinthians 15:3, Deuteronomy 4:5, Matthew 28:20, Galatians 1:1, Galatians 1:11, Galatians 1:12, 1 Thessalonians 4:2

the same: Matthew 26:2, Matthew 26:17, Matthew 26:34

took: Matthew 26:26-28, Mark 14:22-24, Luke 22:19, Luke 22:20, Acts 20:7

Reciprocal: Genesis 9:12 - General Exodus 4:15 - and I Exodus 12:14 - memorial Exodus 34:32 - he gave Exodus 39:5 - as the Lord Leviticus 8:4 - General Leviticus 24:7 - a memorial Numbers 9:8 - I will 2 Chronicles 18:13 - even what my God Song of Solomon 1:4 - remember Ezekiel 33:7 - thou shalt Ezekiel 40:4 - declare Zechariah 6:14 - a memorial Matthew 17:22 - betrayed John 6:35 - I am John 17:8 - received Acts 20:27 - all Acts 22:14 - hear 1 Corinthians 10:16 - cup 1 Corinthians 11:21 - in 1 Thessalonians 4:1 - ye have 1 John 1:5 - the message

Verse 24

eat: 1 Corinthians 5:7, 1 Corinthians 5:8, Psalms 22:26, Psalms 22:29, Proverbs 9:5, Song of Solomon 5:1, Isaiah 25:6, Isaiah 55:1-3, John 6:53-58

this: 1 Corinthians 11:27, 1 Corinthians 11:28, 1 Corinthians 10:3, 1 Corinthians 10:4, 1 Corinthians 10:16, 1 Corinthians 10:17

in remembrance: or, for a remembrance, Exodus 12:14, Joshua 4:7, Psalms 111:4, Song of Solomon 1:4, Isaiah 26:8, Matthew 26:13

Reciprocal: Genesis 40:18 - General Exodus 13:3 - Remember Exodus 29:33 - eat those Numbers 10:10 - a memorial Deuteronomy 16:3 - mayest Psalms 78:7 - not forget Psalms 105:5 - Remember Matthew 14:19 - he blessed Luke 9:16 - he blessed Luke 22:19 - this do John 6:48 - General 1 Corinthians 11:29 - not 1 Corinthians 14:16 - Amen

Verse 25

This: 1 Corinthians 11:27, 1 Corinthians 11:28

the new: Luke 22:20, 2 Corinthians 3:6, 2 Corinthians 3:14, Hebrews 9:15-20, Hebrews 13:20

Reciprocal: Exodus 24:8 - Behold Psalms 116:13 - I will take Jeremiah 31:31 - I Zechariah 9:11 - by the blood of thy covenant Matthew 26:28 - my Mark 14:24 - This John 6:48 - General John 7:37 - drink 1 Corinthians 10:4 - that Rock Hebrews 7:22 - of a Hebrews 8:8 - a new

Verse 26

ye do show: or, shew ye

till: 1 Corinthians 4:5, 1 Corinthians 15:23, John 14:3, John 21:22, Acts 1:11, 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 2 Thessalonians 1:10, 2 Thessalonians 2:2, 2 Thessalonians 2:3, Hebrews 9:28, 2 Peter 3:10, 1 John 2:28, Jude 1:14, Revelation 1:7, Revelation 20:11, Revelation 20:12, Revelation 22:20

Reciprocal: Exodus 29:33 - eat those Numbers 6:15 - drink Psalms 45:17 - I will Zechariah 7:6 - did not ye eat for Matthew 26:26 - Take 1 Corinthians 10:17 - that Galatians 3:1 - Jesus Christ Revelation 2:25 - till

Verse 27

whosoever: 1 Corinthians 10:21, Leviticus 10:1-3, Numbers 9:10, Numbers 9:13, 2 Chronicles 30:18-20, Matthew 22:11, John 6:51, John 6:63, John 6:64, John 13:18-27

shall be: 1 Corinthians 11:29

Reciprocal: Genesis 17:14 - broken Leviticus 4:13 - and are guilty Numbers 18:32 - pollute Malachi 1:7 - The table 1 Corinthians 11:24 - this 1 Corinthians 11:25 - This Titus 1:15 - but Hebrews 10:29 - wherewith

Verse 28

let a: 1 Corinthians 11:31, Psalms 26:2-7, Lamentations 3:40, Haggai 1:5, Haggai 1:7, Zechariah 7:5-7, 2 Corinthians 13:5, Galatians 6:4, 1 John 3:20, 1 John 3:21

and so: Numbers 9:10-13, Matthew 5:23, Matthew 5:24

Reciprocal: Leviticus 7:20 - having Deuteronomy 4:5 - General 1 Samuel 16:5 - sanctify yourselves 2 Chronicles 30:18 - had not cleansed Psalms 26:6 - so will Psalms 77:6 - and Matthew 26:27 - Drink John 11:55 - to purify 1 Corinthians 11:24 - this 1 Corinthians 11:25 - This

Verse 29

damnation: or, judgment, סילב [Strong's G2917], judgment, or punishment, not damnation, for it was inflicted upon the disorderly and profane for their amendment. 1 Corinthians 11:30, 1 Corinthians 11:32-34, Romans 13:2, *Gr: James 3:1, James 5:12, *marg.

not: 1 Corinthians 11:24, 1 Corinthians 11:27, Ecclesiastes 8:5, Hebrews 5:14

Reciprocal: Genesis 17:14 - broken Numbers 18:32 - pollute Psalms 26:6 - so will Hosea 8:13 - but Romans 14:23 - damned Hebrews 10:29 - wherewith

Verse 30

many: 1 Corinthians 11:32, Exodus 15:26, Numbers 20:12, Numbers 20:24, Numbers 21:6-9, 2 Samuel 12:14-18, 1 Kings 13:21-24, Psalms 38:1-8, Psalms 78:30, Psalms 78:31, Psalms 89:31-34, Amos 3:2, Hebrews 12:5-11, Revelation 3:19

sleep: 1 Corinthians 15:51, Acts 13:36, 1 Thessalonians 4:14

Reciprocal: Exodus 19:22 - break 1 Samuel 4:18 - his neck 2 Samuel 6:7 - God smote 1 Kings 13:26 - the man 1 Chronicles 13:10 - there he died Job 33:23 - an interpreter Psalms 39:11 - When Proverbs 11:31 - General Ecclesiastes 5:17 - much Isaiah 38:13 - as a lion Haggai 1:9 - Because Matthew 27:52 - slept Mark 2:5 - sins Mark 5:39 - not dead Luke 7:21 - plagues Acts 7:60 - he fell 1 Corinthians 11:29 - damnation James 5:15 - if he

Verse 31

1 Corinthians 11:28, Psalms 32:3-5, Jeremiah 31:18-20, Luke 15:18-20, 1 John 1:9, Revelation 2:5, Revelation 3:2, Revelation 3:3

Reciprocal: Leviticus 16:29 - shall afflict Leviticus 23:32 - afflict 1 Kings 13:24 - a lion 2 Chronicles 19:2 - is wrath Job 10:2 - show me Psalms 6:1 - rebuke Psalms 89:32 - General Psalms 119:175 - and let thy Lamentations 3:40 - search Haggai 2:15 - consider 2 Corinthians 13:5 - Examine 1 Peter 4:6 - that they

Verse 32

we are: 1 Corinthians 11:30, Deuteronomy 8:5, Job 5:17, Job 5:18, Job 33:18-30, Job 34:31, Job 34:32, Psalms 94:12, Psalms 94:13, Psalms 118:18, Proverbs 3:11, Proverbs 3:12, Isaiah 1:5, Jeremiah 7:28, Zephaniah 3:2, Hebrews 12:5-11

condemned: Romans 3:19, 1 John 5:19

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 7:14 - I will 2 Samuel 12:14 - the child 1 Kings 13:24 - a lion 2 Chronicles 19:2 - is wrath Job 10:2 - show me Job 33:19 - chastened Job 36:9 - he Psalms 6:1 - rebuke Psalms 73:5 - They are Psalms 89:32 - General Psalms 119:71 - good Psalms 119:175 - and let thy Proverbs 23:14 - General Isaiah 27:9 - this therefore Isaiah 38:16 - General Jeremiah 46:28 - correct 1 Corinthians 5:5 - that 1 Corinthians 11:29 - damnation 2 Corinthians 6:9 - as chastened 1 Timothy 1:20 - that 1 Peter 4:6 - that they Revelation 3:19 - many

Verse 33

Reciprocal: Acts 20:7 - the disciples

Verse 34

if any: 1 Corinthians 11:21, 1 Corinthians 11:22

condemnation: or, judgment

will I: 1 Corinthians 7:17, Titus 1:5

when: 1 Corinthians 4:19, 1 Corinthians 16:2, 1 Corinthians 16:5

Reciprocal: Acts 20:7 - the disciples 1 Corinthians 11:17 - that ye 1 Corinthians 14:40 - General 1 Corinthians 16:3 - when 2 Corinthians 1:15 - in 2 Corinthians 12:14 - the third Colossians 2:5 - and beholding 1 Timothy 3:14 - hoping 1 Timothy 5:12 - damnation James 5:12 - lest

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 11". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/1-corinthians-11.html.