1 Corinthians 6 New American Standard Bible

Going to Law before Unbelievers

6 1  Does any one of you, when he has a case against his neighbor , dare to go to law before the unrighteous and not before the saints ? 2  Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world ? If the world is judged by you, are you not competent to constitute the smallest law courts ? 3  Do you not know that we will judge angels ? How much more matters of this life ? 4  So if you have law courts dealing with matters of this life , do you appoint them as judges who are of no account in the church ? 5  I say this to your shame . Is it so , that there is not among you one wise man who will be able to decide between e his brethren , 6  but brother goes to law with brother , and that before unbelievers ? 7  Actually , then , it is already a defeat for you, that you have lawsuits with one another . Why e not rather be wronged ? Why e not rather be defrauded ? 8  On the contrary , you yourselves wrong and defraud . You do this even to your brethren .

9  Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God ? Do not be deceived ; neither fornicators , nor idolaters , nor adulterers , nor effeminate , nor homosexuals , 10  nor thieves , nor the covetous , nor drunkards , nor revilers , nor swindlers , will inherit the kingdom of God . 11  Such were some of you; but you were washed , but you were sanctified , but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God .

Glorify God in Your Body

12  All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable . All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything . 13  Food is for the stomach and the stomach is for food , but God will do away with both of them. Yet the body is not for immorality , but for the Lord , and the Lord is for the body . 14  Now God has not only raised the Lord , but will also raise us up through His power . 15  Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ ? Shall I then take away the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute ? May it never be! 16  Or do you not know that the one who joins himself to a prostitute is one body with her? For He says , " THE TWO SHALL BECOME e ONE FLESH ." 17  But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit with Him. 18  Flee immorality . Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body , but the immoral man sins against his own body . 19  Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God , and that you are not your own ? 20  For you have been bought with a price : therefore glorify God in your body .

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