(3) But I want you to know that the head of every man is the Christ; in turn the head of a woman is the man; in turn the head of the Christ is God. (4) Every man that prays or prophesies having something on his head shames his head; (5) but every woman that prays or prophesies with her head uncovered shames her head, for it is one and the same as if she were a [woman] with a shaved head. (6) For if a woman does not cover herself, let her also be shorn; but if it is disgraceful for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered. (7) For a man ought not to have his head covered, as he is God's image and glory; but the woman is man's glory. (8) For man is not out of woman, but woman out of man; (9) and, what is more, man was not created for the sake of the woman, but woman for the sake of the man. (10) That is why the woman ought to have a sign of authority upon her head because of the angels. (11) Besides, in connection with [the] Lord neither is woman without man nor man without woman. (12) For just as the woman is out of the man, so also the man is through the woman; but all things are out of God. (13) Judge for YOUR own: Is it fitting for a woman to pray uncovered to God? (14) Does not nature itself teach YOU that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him; (15) but if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her? Because her hair is given her instead of a headdress. (16) However, if any man seems to dispute for some other custom, we have no other, neither do the congregations of God.
Scripture quotations are taken from
New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures,
published by the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, Inc.