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I came across this in my reading this morning and it really struck me. Amazing how current discussions can make one really notice and think about what was assumed to be understood before.

1 Corinthians 11:3 KJV
But I would have you know , that the head of every man is Christ;

This can be read one of two ways.
1. That Christ is the Head of everyone
2. That Christ is the Head of only men

What are the ramifications of reading it each way?

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The word used in the greek is for the male, as in husband.  Not the "man" we use for humankind.

1 Corinthians 11:3 KJV
But I would have you know , that the head of every man (strong G435) is Christ;

G435 ἀνήρ aner (an-ayr') n.
1. (properly) a man, an individual male
2. (maritally) a husband
[a primary word]
KJV: fellow, husband, man, sir

Compare that with the word "man" found in Mark 2:27

27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man (Strong G444), and not man (G444) for the sabbath:

G444 ἄνθρωπος anthropos (anth'-ro-pos) n.
1. (properly) man-faced
2. (concretely) a human being (man or female)
3. (generally) all human beings
4. (indefinitely) a man, someone, one
[from G435 and ops "the countenance" (from G3700)]
KJV: certain, man
Root(s): G435, G3700
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