John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 11:4 - 11:4

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 11:4 - 11:4

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1Co 11:4. Προσευχόμενος ἢ προφητεύων, praying or prophesying) especially in the church, 1Co 11:16, and in the assembly [the coming together], 1Co 11:17.-κατὰ κεφαλῆς, [having a covering] on his head) The state of the head, the principal part, gives dignity to the whole body. [The face is chiefly referred to, when he speaks of a covering.-V. g.]-ἔχων) having, i.e. if he has. The men of Corinth used not to be covered, and in this respect, the women imitated the men. In order to convince the women of their error, Paul speaks conditionally of the man.-τὴν κεφαλὴν αὐτοῦ, his head) properly so called, as just before in this verse; comp. note to 1Co 11:6. Otherwise, the man praying with his head covered would sin more against Christ, than the woman against the man, with her head uncovered.