Take Up Your Cross

34 Calling the crowd along with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone wants to follow after me, let him deny himself,(A) take up his cross,(B) and follow me.(C)

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Lawsuits among Believers

If any of you has a dispute against another, how dare you take it to court(A) before the unrighteous,[a] and not before the saints? Or don’t you know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the trivial cases? Don’t you know that we will judge angels—how much more matters of this life? So if you have such matters, do you appoint as your judges those who have no standing(B) in the church? I say this to your shame!(C) Can it be that there is not one wise person among you who is able to arbitrate between fellow believers?(D) Instead, brother goes to court against brother, and that before unbelievers!(E)

As it is, to have legal disputes against one another is already a defeat for you.(F) Why not rather be wronged?(G) Why not rather be cheated?(H) Instead, you yourselves do wrong and cheat—and you do this to brothers and sisters! Don’t you know that the unrighteous(I) will not inherit God’s kingdom?(J) Do not be deceived: No sexually immoral people, idolaters,(K) adulterers,(L) or males who have sex with males,[b](M) 10 no thieves,(N) greedy(O) people, drunkards, verbally abusive people,(P) or swindlers(Q) will inherit God’s kingdom. 11 And some of you used to be like this.(R) But you were washed, you were sanctified,(S) you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

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Footnotes

  1. 6:1 Unbelievers; v. 6
  2. 6:9 Both passive and active participants in homosexual acts

21 For you were called to this, because Christ also suffered(A) for you, leaving you an example,(B) that you should follow(C) in his steps. 22 He did not commit sin,(D) and no deceit(E) was found in his mouth;[a](F) 23 when he was insulted, he did not insult in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten but entrusted himself to the one who judges(G) justly. 24 He himself bore our sins(H) in his body(I) on the tree;(J) so that, having died to sins,(K) we might live for righteousness.(L) By his wounds[b](M) you have been healed. 25 For you were like sheep going astray,[c](N) but you have now returned to the Shepherd(O) and Overseer[d] of your souls.

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Footnotes

  1. 2:22 Is 53:9
  2. 2:24 Is 53:5
  3. 2:25 Is 53:6
  4. 2:25 Or Guardian

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