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1 Corinthians 11:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for [her] hair is given her for a covering.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— but if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her? For her hair is given to her for a covering.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But if a woman hath long hair, it is a glory to her: for [her] hair is given her for a covering.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But woman, if she have long hair, [it is] glory to her; for the long hair is given [to her] in lieu of a veil.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, if, a woman, have long hair, it is a glory to her, for, her long hair, instead of a veil, hath been given to her.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and a woman, if she have long hair, a glory it is to her, because the hair instead of a covering hath been given to her;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But if a woman nourish her hair, it is a glory to her; for her hair is given to her for a covering.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But if a woman haue long haire, it is a glory to her: for her haire is giuen her for a couering.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But when a woman increaseth her hair, it is a glory to her; because her hair for a covering was given to her.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— But for a woman, if her hair is abundant, it is a glory to her; for her hair is given to her for a covering.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
if 1437
{1437} Prime
ἐάν
ean
{eh-an'}
From G1487 and G0302; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.; often used in connection with other particles to denote indefiniteness or uncertainty.
a woman 1135
{1135} Prime
γυνή
gune
{goo-nay'}
Probably from the base of G1096; a woman; specifically a wife.
have long hair, 2863
{2863} Prime
κομάω
komao
{kom-ah'-o}
From G2864; to wear tresses of hair.
z5725
<5725> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 352
it is 2076
{2076} Prime
ἐστί
esti
{es-tee'}
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
a glory 1391
{1391} Prime
δόξα
doxa
{dox'-ah}
From the base of G1380; glory (as very apparent), in a wide application (literally or figuratively, objectively or subjectively).
to her: 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
for 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
[her] hair 2864
{2864} Prime
κόμη
kome
{kom'-ay}
Apparently from the same as G2865; the hair of the head (locks, as ornamental, and thus differing from G2359, which properly denotes merely the scalp).
is given 1325
{1325} Prime
δίδωμι
didomi
{did'-o-mee}
A prolonged form of a primary verb (which is used as an alternate in most of the tenses); to give (used in a very wide application, properly or by implication, literally or figuratively; greatly modified by the connection).
z5769
<5769> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 215
her 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
for 473
{0473} Prime
ἀντί
anti
{an-tee'}
A primary particle; opposite, that is, instead or because of (rarely in addition to).
a covering. 4018
{4018} Prime
περιβόλαιον
peribolaion
{per-ib-ol'-ah-yon}
Neuter of a presumed derivative of G4016; something thrown around one, that is, a mantle, veil.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Corinthians 11:15

_ _ her hair ... for a covering — Not that she does not need additional covering. Nay, her long hair shows she ought to cover her head as much as possible. The will ought to accord with nature [Bengel].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Corinthians 11:1-16.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Corinthians 11:15

Given her — Originally, before the arts of dress were in being.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Corinthians 11:15

But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for [her] hair is given her for a (e) covering.

(e) To be a covering for her, and such a covering as should procure another.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
covering:
or, veil,
1 Corinthians 11:15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for [her] hair is given her for a covering.
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