New American Standard Bible
Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?
King James Bible
Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?
Darby Bible Translation
Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman should pray to God uncovered?
World English Bible
Judge for yourselves. Is it appropriate that a woman pray to God unveiled?
Young's Literal Translation
In your own selves judge ye; is it seemly for a woman uncovered to pray to God?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Judge in yourselves - Or, "Judge among yourselves." I appeal to you. I appeal to your natural sense of what is proper and right. Paul had used various arguments to show them the impropriety of their females speaking unveiled in public. He now appeals to their natural sense of what was decent and right, according to established and acknowledged customs and habits.
Is it comely ... - Is it decent, or becoming? The Grecian women, except their priestesses, were accustomed to appear in public with a veil - Doddridge. Paul alludes to that established and proper habit, and asks whether it does not accord with their own views of propriety that women in Christian assemblies should also wear the same symbol of modesty.
LibraryThe Danger of Deviating from Divine Institutions.
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"And why do you not even on your own initiative judge what is right?
1 Corinthians 11:14
Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him,
1 Corinthians 14:34
The women are to keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak, but are to subject themselves, just as the Law also says.
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