Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. (A)Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor [a]homosexuals, nor [b]sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were (B)some of you. (C)But you were washed, but you were [c]sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.

Glorify God in Body and Spirit

12 (D)All things are lawful for me, but all things are not [d]helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of [e]any. 13 (E)Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but God will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for (F)sexual immorality but (G)for the Lord, (H)and the Lord for the body. 14 And (I)God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up (J)by His power.

15 Do you not know that (K)your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not! 16 Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For (L)“the two,” He says, “shall become one flesh.” 17 (M)But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.

18 (N)Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins (O)against his own body. 19 Or (P)do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, (Q)and you are not your own? 20 For (R)you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body [f]and in your spirit, which are God’s.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 6:9 catamites, those submitting to homosexuals
  2. 1 Corinthians 6:9 male homosexuals
  3. 1 Corinthians 6:11 set apart
  4. 1 Corinthians 6:12 profitable
  5. 1 Corinthians 6:12 Or anything
  6. 1 Corinthians 6:20 NU omits the rest of v. 20.

Principles of Marriage

Now concerning the things of which you wrote to me:

(A)It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. (B)Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. (C)Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that (D)Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

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Walk in Love

Therefore(A) be imitators of God as dear (B)children. And (C)walk in love, (D)as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God (E)for a sweet-smelling aroma.

But fornication and all (F)uncleanness or (G)covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints;

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