1 Corinthians 11:14


“Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?”

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of 1 Corinthians 11:14

“Doeth not euen nature it selfe teach you, that if a man haue long haire, it is a shame vnto him?”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of 1 Corinthians chapter 11

“Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him,”
New American Standard Version (1995)

“Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a dishonor to him?”
American Standard Version (1901)

“Does it not seem natural to you that if a man has long hair, it is a cause of shame to him?”
Basic English Bible

“Does not even nature itself teach you, that man, if he have long hair, it is a dishonour to him?”
Darby Bible

“Doth not even nature itself teach you, that a man indeed, if he nourish his hair, it is a shame unto him? ”
Douay Rheims Bible

“Doth not even nature itself teach you, that if a man hath long hair, it is a shame to him? ”
Webster's Bible

“Does not Nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair it is a dishonor to him,”
Weymouth Bible

“Doesn't even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him?”
World English Bible

“Nether the kynde it silf techith vs, for if a man nursche longe heer, it is schenschipe to hym;”
Wycliffe Bible

“doth not even nature itself teach you, that if a man indeed have long hair, a dishonour it is to him?”
Youngs Literal Bible


Rick's comment on 2021-06-15 01:46:45:

I think what paul meant wearing your hair in an effeminate way like women do with ornaments in other words not to look like a woman


Chris's comment on 2021-01-28 18:48:39:

I agree with your understanding, Miguel. However, in present context, if a man so wears his hair that resembles a woman then there is confusion. Likewise, a women cutting her hair in a way to be confused with a man's cut. Of course, there are occasions, maybe medical reasons, for that to be the case, but our appearance (as with clothing) should depict what is consistent with our genders. Yet, we are not appointed judges on these matters, God is, but we're to declare the Word of God (1 Corinthians chapter 11).


Miguel on 1 Corinthians 1114's comment on 2021-01-28 15:00:07:

As long as I concerned. Many people had long hair B.C , but the meaning of long hair back then is different, seen a man with their hair up to their shoulders was normal, but if their hair was more than that it was considered long.


moses's comment on 2015-07-04 04:10:33:

I don 't think it wrong biblicaly for man to have long hair,indeed I got a very long hair


Joey's comment on 2014-10-15 21:27:41:

I have long hair. So your telling me that I am in the wrong? This, among lots of other things is why I have problems with Christianity. signed A Native American


Johnny Braden's comment on 2014-09-18 10:20:35:

The bible is clear a man should not have long hair, Samson was used by God to teach us something, like making a donkey talk, taking a man up in a whirlwind, taking all a man children and giving them all back. This was not the norm, nature teaches us what is normal. Long hair is not normal for a man.


Terry's comment on 2014-07-23 16:46:14:

I think if bible said it I beleive it


tomana's comment on 2014-01-12 18:29:09:

Samson was commanded by God that he should never cut his hair (for what reason(s) I do not know) but to be commanded to not cut his hair clearly shows us it was the norm for men to cut their hair; Sampson was about to become a one of a kind kind of guy and his hair length was not the norm. The bible says it's against nature to be homosexual and it says it's against nature for men to have long hair. Asking the question, "how long is long?" is all too often the same as asking, "Can God make a stone so large that even he can't move it?" Those are Satan questions, clever words to deceive - same as when he said to Eve, 'you shall surely NOT die." There were many things that God overlooked ... until the cross and there after. If you're a Christian man and you're wondering what 'long hair' means, perhaps you're just looking for an 'out'? If you're struggling with what constitutes 'long hair' on a man, maybe just get a crewcut or a cut around the ears and the back above the collar and be done with the questioning ...


Mack's comment on 2013-09-14 20:15:50:

Define: "long". And by whose definition?
Aren't we (including Paul) really talking about masculinity VS effeminacy? And is this really something we want to beat each other over the hairy head with?
Now before you jump me, do an honest study of the Shroud of Turin. Then we shall talk further.


sunshine's comment on 2013-08-10 21:13:08:

I don't catch the revelation about this verse, because Samson had hair on his head and it brought glory upon him. How come it says it is a shame here when the word of God never changes? Please anyone who can explain this to me, kindly do. thanks


Robert Hamblin's comment on 2013-07-03 15:29:50:

The Shroud Of Turin depicts Jesus with long hair. Further more, 1st Corinthians 11:14 says: "Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him". Fact is! "The Very Nature Of Things" prove "Lions, Horses, Bison, Wolves, Guinnea Pigs, Orangutans, etc," all have long hair. The original Greek text symbolizes men ornamenting their hair as women did. Paul was the only disciple to make this claim. Jesus himself, never commanded it, nor spoke of it.

This I do agree!.....

"View Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 11:14

For a man to have long hair, carefully adjusted, is such a mark of effeminacy as is a disgrace to him."


Lonnie's comment on 2013-05-18 20:32:07:

I believe that the Bible is plain when it says that it is a shame for a man to have long hair. This is one of the ways that we are able to determine the difference between the sexes.


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