Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

哥林多前書 11

1你們要效法我,正如我效法基督一樣。

敬拜的禮儀

我讚賞你們,因為你們凡事都想到我,並堅守我傳給你們的各種教導。

我希望你們知道,基督是男人的頭,丈夫是妻子的頭,上帝是基督的頭。 男人在禱告和講道時,若蒙著頭,就是羞辱自己的頭。 但婦女在禱告和講道時,若不蒙著頭,就是羞辱自己的頭,因為她就像剃光了頭髮一樣。 因此,如果婦女不願意把頭蒙起來,就該把頭髮剪掉。如果她覺得剪髮或剃頭是羞恥的,就應該蒙頭。 然而,男人不該蒙頭,因為男人是上帝的形像和榮耀,而女人是男人的榮耀。 因為男人並非出自女人,而女人卻是出自男人。 並且男人不是為女人而造的,女人卻是為男人而造的。

10 因此為了天使的緣故,女人在頭上應該有服權柄的記號。 11 不過在主裡面,女人不可沒有男人,男人不可沒有女人。 12 因為女人是從男人而來,男人又是女人生的,但萬物都是來自上帝。

13 你們自行斟酌吧,女人向上帝禱告時不蒙頭合適嗎? 14 按著人的天性,難道你們不知道男人留長髮是他的羞辱, 15 女人留長髮是她的榮耀嗎?因為頭髮是用來給女人蓋頭的。 16 如果有誰想反駁這些話,我只能說,這是我們和上帝的眾教會向來遵守的規矩。

守聖餐的規矩

17 現在我有話要吩咐你們,不是稱讚你們,因為你們聚會不但無益,反而有害。 18 首先,我聽說你們在聚會的時候拉幫結派,我相信這些話有幾分真實。 19 你們中間必然會有分裂的事,好顯出誰是經得起考驗的。

20 你們聚會的時候,不是在吃主的晚餐。 21 因為你們進餐的時候,各人只顧吃自己的,結果有些人挨餓,有些人醉酒。 22 難道你們不可以在家裡吃喝嗎?還是你們輕看上帝的教會,存心羞辱那些貧窮的弟兄姊妹呢?我該說什麼呢?稱讚你們嗎?不可能!

23 我把從主領受的傳給了你們,就是:主耶穌被出賣的那天晚上,祂拿起一個餅來, 24 向上帝祝謝後掰開,說,「這是我的身體,是為你們掰開的,你們要這樣做,為的是紀念我。」 25 晚餐後,祂又照樣拿起杯來,說,「這杯是用我的血立的新約。你們每逢喝的時候,要這樣做,為的是紀念我。」 26 所以,每當你們吃這餅、喝這杯的時候,就是宣告主的死,一直到主再來。

27 因此,無論是誰,若以不正確的心態吃主的餅、喝主的杯,就是得罪主的身體和主的血。 28 所以,人要先自我省察,才可以吃這餅喝這杯。 29 因為守聖餐的時候,若有人隨便吃喝,忘記了這是主的身體,他就是自招審判。 30 正因如此,你們當中有許多人身體軟弱,疾病纏身,死亡的也不少。 31 如果我們先自我省察,就不會遭受審判了。 32 主審判我們,是對我們的管教,免得我們和世人一同被定罪。

33 因此,我的弟兄姊妹,當你們吃聖餐時,要彼此等候。 34 如果有人饑餓,可以在家中先吃,免得你們聚會的時候自招審判。至於其餘的事,等我到了以後再安排。

New International Reader's Version

1 Corinthians 11

11 Follow my example, just as I follow the example of Christ.

Proper Worship

I praise you for being faithful in remembering me. I also praise you for staying true to the teachings of the past. You have stayed true to them, just as I gave them to you. But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ. The head of the woman is the man. And the head of Christ is God. Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered brings shame on his head. But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered brings shame on her head. It is the same as having her head shaved. What if a woman does not cover her head? She might as well have her hair cut off. But it is shameful for her to cut her hair or shave her head. So she should cover her head.

A man should not cover his head. He is the likeness and glory of God. But woman is the glory of man. Man did not come from woman. Woman came from man. Also, man was not created for woman. Woman was created for man. 10 That’s why a woman should have authority over her own head. She should have this because of the angels. 11 But here is how things are for those who belong to the Lord. Woman is not independent of man. And man is not independent of woman. 12 Woman came from man, and man is born from woman. But everything comes from God.

13 You be the judge. Is it proper for a woman to pray to God without covering her head? 14 Suppose a man has long hair. Doesn’t the very nature of things teach you that it is shameful? 15 And suppose a woman has long hair. Doesn’t the very nature of things teach you that it is her glory? Long hair is given to her as a covering. 16 If anyone wants to argue about this, we don’t have any other practice. And God’s churches don’t either.

Celebrating the Lord’s Supper in the Right Way

17 In the following matters, I don’t praise you. Your meetings do more harm than good. 18 First, here is what people are telling me. When you come together as a church, you take sides. And in some ways I believe it. 19 Do you really think you need to take sides? You probably think God favors one side over the other! 20 So when you come together, it is not the Lord’s Supper you eat. 21 As you eat, some of you go ahead and eat your own private meals. Because of this, one person stays hungry and another gets drunk. 22 Don’t you have homes to eat and drink in? You are shaming those in the church who have nothing. Do you think so little of God’s church that you do this? What should I say to you? Should I praise you? Certainly not about the Lord’s Supper!

23 I passed on to you what I received from the Lord. On the night the Lord Jesus was handed over to his enemies, he took bread. 24 When he had given thanks, he broke it. He said, “This is my body. It is given for you. Every time you eat it, do it in memory of me.” 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup. He said, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Every time you drink it, do it in memory of me.” 26 You eat the bread and drink the cup. When you do this, you are announcing the Lord’s death until he comes again.

27 Eat the bread or drink the cup of the Lord in the right way. Don’t do it in a way that isn’t worthy of him. If you do, you will be guilty. You’ll be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Everyone should take a careful look at themselves before they eat the bread and drink from the cup. 29 Whoever eats and drinks must recognize the body of Christ. If they don’t, judgment will come upon them. 30 That is why many of you are weak and sick. That is why a number of you have died. 31 We should think more carefully about what we are doing. Then we would not be found guilty for this. 32 When the Lord judges us in this way, he corrects us. Then in the end we will not be judged along with the rest of the world.

33 My brothers and sisters, when you come together to eat, you should all eat together. 34 Anyone who is hungry should eat something at home. Then when you come together, you will not be judged.

When I come, I will give you more directions.