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1 Corinthians 6:12-20 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

12 All things be leaveful to me, but not all things be speedful. All things be leaveful to me, but I shall not be brought down under any man's power.

13 Meat to the womb, and the womb to meats; and God shall destroy both this and that. And the body not to fornication, but to the Lord, and the Lord to the body.

14 For God raised the Lord, and shall raise us by his virtue.

15 Know ye not, that your bodies be members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ, and shall I make them the members of a whore? God forbid [Far be it].

16 Whether ye know not, that he that cleaveth to a whore, is made one body? For he saith, There shall be twain in one flesh [There shall be two in one flesh].

17 And he that cleaveth to the Lord, is one spirit.

18 Flee ye fornication; all sin whatever sin a man doeth [all sin whatever a man shall do], is without the body; but he that doeth fornication, sinneth against his body.

19 Whether ye know not, that your members be the temple of the Holy Ghost, that is in you, whom ye have of God, and ye be not your own?

20 For ye be bought with great price. Glorify ye, and bear ye God in your body.

1 Corinthians 6:12-20 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

12 All things are lawful to me, but all things are not profitable. I may do all things, but I will be brought under no man’s power. 13 Foods are for the belly, and the belly for foods, but God will destroy both it and them. Let not the body be given to fornication, but to the Lord, and the Lord to the body. 14 God has raised up the Lord, and will raise us up by his power. 15 Or do you not consider that your bodies are the members of Christ? Shall I now take the members of Christ and make them the members of a harlot? God forbid. 16 Do you not understand that he who couples himself with a harlot has become one body with her? For two (says he) shall be one flesh. 17 But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him.

18 Flee fornication. All sins that a man does are outside the body, but he who is a fornicator sins against his own body. 19 Or do you not know that your bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have of God, and that you are not your own? 20 For you are dearly bought. Therefore glorify God in your bodies and in your spirits, for they are God’s.

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1 Corinthians 6:12-20 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

12 [a][b]All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not profitable. I may do all things, but I will not be brought under the [c]power of any thing.

13 [d]Meats are ordained for the belly, and the belly for the meats: but God shall destroy both it, and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.

14 And God hath also raised up the Lord, and shall raise us up by his power.

15 [e]Know ye not, that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.

16 [f]Do ye not know, that he which coupleth himself with an harlot, is one body? for [g]two, saith he, shall be one flesh.

17 But he that is joined unto the Lord, is one spirit.

18 [h]Flee fornication: every sin that a man doeth, is without the body: but he that commiteth fornication, sinneth against his own body.

19 [i]Know ye not, that your body is the temple of the holy Ghost, which is in you, whom ye have of God? and [j]ye are not your own.

20 For ye are bought for a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit: for they are God’s.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Corinthians 6:12 Secondly, he showeth that the Corinthians do simply offend in matters indifferent. First, because they abused them: next, because they used indifferent things, without any discretion, seeing the use of them ought to be brought to the rule of charity: and that he doth not use them aright, which immoderately abuseth them, and so becometh a slave unto them.
  2. 1 Corinthians 6:12 Whatever: but this general word must be restrained to things that are indifferent.
  3. 1 Corinthians 6:12 He is in subjection to things that are indifferent, whatsoever he be that thinketh he may not be without them, which is a flattering kind of slavery under a color of liberty, which sealeth upon such men.
  4. 1 Corinthians 6:13 Secondarily, because they counted many things for indifferent which were of themselves unlawful, as fornication, which they numbered amongst mere natural and lawful desires, as well as meat and drink: Therefore the Apostle showeth, that they are utterly unlike: for meats, saith he, were made for the necessary use of man’s life, which is not perpetual. For both meats, and all this manner of nourishing are quickly abolished. But we must not so think of the uncleanness of fornication, for which the body is not made, but on the contrary side is ordained to pureness, as appeareth by this, that is consecrated to Christ, even as Christ also is given us of his Father, to quicken our bodies with that virtue wherewith he also rose again.
  5. 1 Corinthians 6:15 A declaration of the former argument by contraries, and the applying of it.
  6. 1 Corinthians 6:16 A proof of the same argument: a harlot and Christ are clean contrary, so are the flesh and the Spirit: therefore he that is one with an harlot (which is done by carnal copulation of their bodies) cannot be one with Christ, which unity is pure and spiritual.
  7. 1 Corinthians 6:16 Moses doth not speak these words of fornication, but of marriage: but seeing that fornication is the corrupting of marriage, and both of them is a carnal and fleshly copulation, we cannot say that the Apostle abuseth his testimony. Again, Moses hath not this word (Two) but it is very well expresseth both here and in Matt. 29:5, because he speaketh only but of man and wife: whereupon the opinion of them that vouch it to be lawful to have many wives, is beaten down: for he that companieth with many, is sundered as it were into many parts.
  8. 1 Corinthians 6:18 Another argument why fornication is to be eschewed, because it defileth the body with a peculiar kind of filthiness.
  9. 1 Corinthians 6:19 The third argument: Because a fornicator is sacrilegious, for that our bodies are consecrate to God.
  10. 1 Corinthians 6:19 The fourth argument: Because we are not our own men, to give ourselves to any other, much less to Satan and the flesh, seeing that God himself hath bought us, and that with a great price, to the end that both in body and soul, we should serve to his glory.
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1 Corinthians 6:12-20 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. 13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. 14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power. 15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. 16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. 17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. 18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. 19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

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