The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you have been completely defeated already. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated?(A) Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers and sisters.(B) Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God?(C) Do not be deceived:(D) Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers(E) nor men who have sex with men[a](F) 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers(G) will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And that is what some of you were.(H) But you were washed,(I) you were sanctified,(J) you were justified(K) in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 6:9 The words men who have sex with men translate two Greek words that refer to the passive and active participants in homosexual acts.