Modern Literal Version
[1 Corinthians 11]

     11:1 BecomeĎ imitators of me, just-as I also am of Christ.

     11:2 Now I praise youĎ brethren that youĎ have remembered me in all things and are holding-onto the traditions, just-as I gave them to youĎ. 11:3 But I wish youĎ to know, that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is the man, and the head of the Christ is God. 11:4Every man praying or prophesying, having something on his head, shames his head. 11:5 But every woman praying or prophesying with the head unveiled shames her head; for* it is one and the same thing, as if she had been shaved. 11:6 For* if a woman is not veiling herself, let her hairalso be sheared, but if it is shameful to a woman to be sheared or shaved, let her be veiled. 11:7For* a man indeed ought not to have his head veiled, being*that he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of the man. 11:8 For* the man is not from the woman, but the womanis from the man; 11:9 for* neither was the man created because of the woman, but the woman because of the man. 11:10 The woman ought to have a sign of authority upon her head because of this and because of the messengers. 11:11 However, neither is the man separate from the woman, nor the woman separate from the man, in the Lord. 11:12 For* just-like the woman is from the man, so the man is also through the woman, but all things are from God. 11:13 JudgeĎ among youĎyourselves. Is it suitable that a woman pray to God unveiled? 11:14 Or is not even nature itself teaching youĎ, that, if a man indeed has long-hair, it is a dishonor to him? 11:15 But if a woman has long-hair, it is a glory to her, because her hair has been given to her instead of a head dressing.11:16 But if anyone seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, nor the congregations* of God.

     11:17 But in commanding this, I am not praising youĎ, because youĎ are not coming together *for the best but *for the worst. 11:18 For* indeed, first of all, when* youĎ are coming together in the congregation*, I am hearing that splits exist in youĎ, and I believe some part of it.11:19 For* it is essential for sects to be also among youĎ, in order that those who are the approved ones may become apparent among youĎ. 11:20 Therefore, while coming together in the same place, it is not possible to eat the Lord's supper; 11:21 for* while* youĎ are eating, each one is taking his own supper before others can, and one is hungry and another is drunken. 11:22 For* do youĎ not have houses *that* youĎ should eat and drink in? Or do youĎ despise the congregation* of God and are shaming those who have nothing? What should I say to youĎ? Should I praise youĎ? I should not praise youĎ in this.

     {Mar 14:22-25 & Mat 26:26-29 & Luk 22:19-20, 1Co 11:23-26.}

     11:23 For* I received from the Lord what I also gave to youĎ, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which he was being given up, took bread; 11:24 and having given-thanks, he broke it and said,TakeĎ, eatĎ. This is my body, which is being broken on yourĎ behalf. PracticeĎ this in my remembrance.11:25 Likewise* also the cup, after the supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant*in my blood. PracticeĎ this in my remembrance whenever youĎ drink it.11:26 For* whenever youĎeat this bread and drink this cup, youĎ are proclaiming the Lord's death till whenever he comes.

     11:27 So-then whoever eats this bread or drinks the cup of the Lord, unworthily of the Lord, will be liable to the body and of the blood of the Lord. 11:28 But let a man test himself and so let him eat from the bread and let him drink out of the cup. 11:29 For* he who unworthily eats and drinks, is eating and drinking condemnation to himself, if he is not discerning the body of the Lord.

     11:30 Because of this, many among youĎ are weak and sick and a considerable number have fallen-asleep {i.e. are dead}. 11:31 For* if we were discerning ourselves, we would not be judged. 11:32But being judged, we are disciplined by the Lord, in order that we should not be condemned together with the world. 11:33 So-then my brethren, when* youĎ come together to eat, waitĎ for one another. 11:34 But if anyone is hungry, let him eat in his own house; in order that youĎ may not come together *for condemnation. Now I will be commanding accordingly the rest as towhenever I come.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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