Because of the Angels
1 Corinthians 11:10
For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.

The absence of "and" suggests that it is a motive, not additional to, but confirmatory of, that given in ver. 9. Already (1 Corinthians 4:9) we have seen the angels contemplating the apostles' hardships. They attend upon men (Hebrews 1:14), are placed side by side of the Church militant (Hebrews 12:22), and desire to look into the teaching of the prophets (1 Peter 1:12). Now, if they take interest in men, they must take special interest in those assemblies in which men unitedly draw near to God, and which have so great influence upon the spiritual life of men. We must therefore conceive them present at the public worship of the church. Now the presence of persons better than ourselves always strengthens our instinctive perception of right and wrong, and deters us from improper action. And the moral impression thus produced is almost always correct. To this instinctive perception Paul appealed by the word "shame" in ver. 6; and has revealed its source in the purpose of woman's creation. He now strengthens his appeal by reminding us that we worship in the presence of the inhabitants of heaven. For every right instinct in us is strengthened by the presence of those better than ourselves. Surely a remembrance of these celestial fellow-worshippers will deter us from all that is unseemly.

(Prof. Beet.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.

WEB: For this cause the woman ought to have authority on her head, because of the angels.

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