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Man was not made for woman but woman was made for man-Bible(NT)

Man was not made for woman, but woman was made for man

1 Corinthians 11:9

King James Bible –Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.

καὶ γὰρ οὐκ ἐκτίσθη ἀνὴρ διὰ τὴν γυναῖκα, ἀλλὰ γυνὴ διὰ τὸν ἄνδρα.


Biblical Doctrine of Women

Genesis 2:18The LORD God also said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make for him a suitable helper.”

Genesis 2:22And from the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man, He made a woman and brought her to him.

1 Corinthians 11:10For this reason a woman ought to have a sign of authority on her head, because of the angels.


Jerome Commentary-Neither—rather, “For also”; Another argument: The immediate object of woman’s creation. “The man was not created for the sake of the woman; but the woman for the sake of the man” (Ge 2:18, 21, 22). Just as the Church, the bride, is made for Christ; and yet in both the natural and the spiritual creations, the bride, while made for the bridegroom, in fulfilling that end, attains her own true “glory,” and brings “shame” and “dishonor” on herself by any departure from it (1Co 11:4, 6). Neither—rather, “For also”; Another argument: The immediate object of woman’s creation. “The man was not created for the sake of the woman; but the woman for the sake of the man” (Ge 2:18, 21, 22). Just as the Church, the bride, is made for Christ; and yet in both the natural and the spiritual creations, the bride, while made for the bridegroom, in fulfilling that end, attains her own true “glory,” and brings “shame” and “dishonor” on herself by any departure from it (1Co 11:4, 6).

Consequence: Women are subordinate to men.

The keynote of the part assigned to woman in the Bible is in the second and third chapters of Genesis. Eve is created as an after-thought out of one of Adam’s ribs—having a mere bone for origin; she falls under the serpent’s temptation, and then herself becomes the tempter of her husband, thus bringing into the world sin and death. Paul alleged her creation and fall as reasons for her subordination to man. “The man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man” (1 Cor. xi., 8, 9). “Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman, being deceived, was in the transgression” (1 Tim. ii., 11-14). The argument is a poor one, for if priority of creation gave priority of right, then the beasts and fishes were superior to Adam; but a poor argument satisfies the true Christian, when it comes from inspired lips-Annie Besant (1876)


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