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Lawsuits Among Believers

Does any one of you, when he has a [a]case against another, dare to be tried before the unrighteous and (A)not before the [b]saints? Or (B)do you not know that (C)the [c]saints will judge (D)the world? If the world is judged by you, are you not worthy to [d]constitute the smallest law courts? (E)Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more matters of this life? So if you have law courts dealing with matters of this life, do you appoint those who are of no account in the church as judges? (F)I say this to your shame. Is it really this way: there is not one wise man among you who will be able to pass judgment between his (G)brothers? On the contrary, brother is tried with brother, and that before (H)unbelievers!

Actually, then, it is already a failure for you, that you have lawsuits with one another. (I)Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded? On the contrary, you yourselves wrong and defraud. You do this even to your (J)brothers.

Or (K)do you not know that the unrighteous will not (L)inherit the kingdom of God? (M)Do not be deceived; (N)neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor [e]effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will (O)inherit the kingdom of God. 11 (P)And such were some of you; but you were (Q)washed, but you were (R)sanctified, but you were (S)justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.

Flee Sexual Immorality

12 (T)All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything. 13 (U)Food is for the [f]stomach and the [g]stomach is for food, but God will (V)do away with both [h]of them. Yet the body is not for sexual immorality, but (W)for the Lord, and (X)the Lord is for the body. 14 Now God has not only (Y)raised the Lord, but (Z)will also raise us up through His power. 15 (AA)Do you not know that (AB)your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take away the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? (AC)May it never be! 16 Or (AD)do you not know that the one who joins himself to a prostitute is one body with her? For He says, “(AE)The two shall become one flesh.” 17 But the one who joins himself to the Lord is (AF)one spirit with Him. 18 (AG)Flee sexual immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the [i]sexually immoral man sins against his own body. 19 Or (AH)do you not know that (AI)your body is a [j]sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from [k]God, and that (AJ)you are not your own? 20 For (AK)you were bought with a price: therefore glorify God in (AL)your body.


  1. 1 Corinthians 6:1 Lit matter
  2. 1 Corinthians 6:1 Or holy ones
  3. 1 Corinthians 6:2 v 1, note 2
  4. 1 Corinthians 6:2 Or try the trivial cases?
  5. 1 Corinthians 6:9 Effeminate by perversion
  6. 1 Corinthians 6:13 Lit belly
  7. 1 Corinthians 6:13 Lit belly
  8. 1 Corinthians 6:13 Lit it and them
  9. 1 Corinthians 6:18 Or one who practices sexual immorality
  10. 1 Corinthians 6:19 The inner part of the temple
  11. 1 Corinthians 6:19 Or God? And you are not your own.