The Body Is the Lord’s

12 (A)All things are permitted for me, but not all things are of benefit. All things are permitted for me, but I will not be mastered by anything. 13 (B)Food is for the stomach and the stomach is for food, however God will (C)do away with both [a]of them. But the body is not for sexual immorality, but (D)for the Lord, and (E)the Lord is for the body. 14 Now God has not only (F)raised the Lord, but (G)will also raise us up through His power. 15 (H)Do you not know that (I)your bodies are parts of Christ? Shall I then take away the parts of Christ and make them parts of a prostitute? [b](J)Far from it! 16 Or (K)do you not know that the one who joins himself to a prostitute is one body with her? For He says, “(L)The two shall become one flesh.” 17 But the one who joins himself to the Lord is (M)one spirit with Him. 18 (N)Flee sexual immorality. Every other sin that a person commits is outside the body, but the [c]sexually immoral person sins against his own body. 19 Or (O)do you not know that (P)your body is a [d]temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from [e]God, and that (Q)you are not your own? 20 For (R)you have been bought for a price: therefore glorify God in (S)your body.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 6:13 Lit this and these
  2. 1 Corinthians 6:15 Lit May it never happen!
  3. 1 Corinthians 6:18 Or one who practices sexual immorality
  4. 1 Corinthians 6:19 Or sanctuary
  5. 1 Corinthians 6:19 Or God? And you...own