What does 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 mean? Paul wrote, “The women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says. If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church.” Does Paul mean that women should not talk to others when the church gathers together? Is it not okay for women to sing in the church? What does this passage mean?
In this Bible study, Wes McAdams and special guest, Steven Cuffle, discuss 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 in its context. What was worship like in the Corinthian church? What sort of behavior was Paul trying to correct? Besides women, who else did Paul tell to be silent?
We hope this Bible study encourages us all to, “Strive to excel in building up the church” (1 Corinthians 14:12).
This episode of the Bible Study Podcast is part of the, “What Does This Passage Mean?” series. During this series, Wes and various guests will study a different passage of the Bible in context. We will discuss both the meaning and application of some difficult passages of Scripture. If you have a passage you would like for us to discuss, send us a note: RadicallyChristian.com/contact or leave a voicemail at 707-238-2216.
Links and Resources:
- Download the transcript of this episode (Special thanks to Beth Tabor)
- Video: Watch This Episode on YouTube
- Podcast: “The Roles of Men and Women in the Bible” (Part One)
- Podcast: “The Roles of Men and Women in the Bible” (Part Two)