Bible verses about "women in church" | Thomson

Genesis 3:16

16 And to the woman he said, "I will greatly multiply thy sorrows and thy anguish. With sorrows thou shalt bear children and to thy husband shall be thy recourse, and he shall rule over thee."

Genesis 2:1-25

1 Thus were finished the heaven and the earth and all the arrangement of them. 2 And God finished on the sixth day these his works which he made; and on the seventh day he desisted from all these works of his which he made. 3 And God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it; because on it he rested from all these works of his which God had taken occasion to make. 4 This is the genealogy of heaven and earth. When they were made, on the day when the Lord God had made the heaven and the earth, 5 and all the verdure of the field, before it was on the earth, and every herb of the field, before it sprang up, [for God had not rained on the earth, nor was there a man to till it; 6 but a fountain ascended out of the earth and watered the whole face of the ground,] 7 then God formed the man, dust from the earth, and breathed upon his face a breath of life, and the man became a living soul. 8 And God planted a garden in Eden towards the east and placed there the man whom he had made. 9 And God caused to spring up there also out of that ground every tree beautiful to the sight and good for food, and the tree of life in the middle of the garden, and the tree for the purpose of knowing what was to be known of good and evil. 10 Now a river issueth out of Eden to water the garden: thence it is divided into four heads. 11 The name of the first is Physon. This is that which encircleth the whole country Evilat, where there is gold, 12 and the gold of that country is good. There also is the carbuncle and the Prasian stone. 13 And the name of the second river is Geon. This is that which encircleth the whole country of Ethiopia. 14 And the third river is Tigris. This is that which floweth down over against the Assyrians. And the fourth river is Euphrates. 15 And the Lord God took the man whom he had made, and placed him in this garden of pleasure to work it and to watch. 16 And the Lord God gave a charge to Adam, saying, "Of every tree which is in the garden for food, thou mightest have eaten; 17 but from this tree, that you may know good and evil, you must not eat of it. On the day you eat of it, by death you shall die." 18 Then the Lord God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone: let us make for him a helper correspondent to himself." 19 Now God had also formed out of the earth all the beasts of the field, and all the birds of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called every living creature; that was its name. 20 So Adam gave names to all the cattle, and to all the fowls of the air, and to all the wild beasts of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper like himself. 21 Then God brought an ecstasy upon Adam and caused him to sleep, and took one of his ribs and filled up flesh instead thereof. 22 And God built up the rib, which he took from Adam, into a woman, and brought her to Adam. 23 And Adam said, "This now is bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh, let her be called woman." Because she was taken out of her man, 24 therefore a man is to leave his father and his mother and cleave to his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.

1 Corinthians 11:3

3 and I wish you to know that the Christ is the head of every man; and that the head of woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

Ephesians 5:22

22 Wives, be subject to your husbands as to the Lord;

1 Corinthians 11:8

8 for man was not made of woman; but woman of man.

1 Corinthians 11:1-34

1 Be ye imitators of me as I am of Christ. 2 Now, I praise you, brethren, that in all things you are mindful of me and hold fast the doctrines as I delivered them to you; 3 and I wish you to know that the Christ is the head of every man; and that the head of woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man praying or prophesying with his head covered dishonoureth his head; 5 and every woman praying or prophesying with the head uncovered dishonoureth her head; for it is the same as if she were shaven. 6 For if a woman is not veiled, let her be shorn. But if it be shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be veiled. 7 For man indeed ought not to have his head covered, he being an image and a glory of God; but woman is a glory of man; 8 for man was not made of woman; but woman of man. 9 Nor was man created for the woman; but woman for the man. 10 The woman, therefore, ought to have a covering on the head, because of the messengers. 11 Nevertheless, man is not without woman, nor woman without man in the Lord. 12 For as the woman was of the man, so also the man is by the woman; and all things are of God. 13 Judge for yourselves. Is it becoming for a woman unveiled to pray to God? 14 Doth not nature itself teach you that if a man hath long hair, it is a shame to him; 15 but if a woman hath long hair it is a glory to her; because the hair is given her for a veil. 16 If any one, however, is disposed to be contentious, neither we nor the congregations have any such custom. 17 But in regard to this which I am about to mention I do not commend you, because you meet together not for the better but for the worse. 18 For in the first place, on your assembling together in the congregation, I hear that there are divisions among you; and I partly believe it: 19 for there must be sects among you, that the approved among you may become manifest. 20 When you therefore assemble together, it is not to eat the Lord's supper; 21 for every one at eating taketh first his own supper, so one indeed is hungry and another is plentifully fed. 22 What? have you not houses for eating and drinking? Or do you despise the congregation of God, and expose to shame them who have not? What must I say to you? Shall I commend you for this? I do not commend you. 23 For I received from the Lord this which I delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night in which he was delivered up, took a loaf, 24 and having given thanks, broke it, and said, "Take, eat; this is my body which is broken for you. Do this in commemoration of me." 25 And in like manner, the cup also, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant by my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in commemoration of me. 26 For as often as you eat this loaf, and drink this cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord, until he come. 27 So that whosoever shall eat this loaf or drink this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, he will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Now, let a man examine himself, and in this manner eat of that loaf and drink of that cup; 29 for he who eateth and drinketh in an unworthy manner, eateth and drinketh a judgment for himself, not distinguishing the body of the Lord. 30 For this cause many among you are weakly and sick, and many are falling asleep. 31 For if we distinguish ourselves, should we not be judged? 32 And being judged, we are corrected by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world. 33 Wherefore, my brethren, when you assemble to eat, wait for one another; 34 and if any one is hungry let him eat at home, that you may not come together for judgment. And the rest I will set in order when I come.

1 Timothy 3:2

2 The overseer therefore ought to be blameless, the husband of one wife, sober, discreet, well behaved, hospitable, qualified to teach,

1 Timothy 2:15

15 but to be saved by the child birth, if they continue in faith and love and sanctification, with a sober mind.

Titus 2:3-5

3 that aged women, in like manner, be in behaviour as becometh saints, not addicted to slander, not enslaved to wine, good instructors, that they may 4 teach the young women to be discreet, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 to be modest, chaste, attentive to domestic affairs, good, submissive to their husbands; that the word of God may not be ill spoken of.

Titus 2:4

4 teach the young women to be discreet, to love their husbands, to love their children,

1 Corinthians 14:34

34 let your women be silent in these congregations: for they are not permitted to talk, but to be in subjection, as the law also saith:

1 Timothy 2:12

12 For I do not allow a woman to teach or to usurp authority over man, but to be in quietness.

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