1 Corinthians 6
6 1Dare any of you, having a matter against his neighbor, go to law
before the unrighteous, and not before the saints?
2Or know ye not that
the saints shall judge the world? and if the world is judged by you, are ye
unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
3Know ye not that we shall judge
angels? how much more, things that pertain to this life?
4If then ye have
to judge things pertaining to this life, do ye set them to judge who are of
no account in the church?
5I say this to move you to shame. What,
cannot there be found among you one wise man who shall be able to
decide between his brethren,
6but brother goeth to law with brother, and
that before unbelievers?
7Nay, already it is altogether a defect in you,
that ye have lawsuits one with another. Why not rather take wrong? why not
rather be defrauded?
8Nay, but ye yourselves do wrong, and defraud, and
that your brethren.
9Or know ye not that the unrighteous shall
not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor
idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with
10nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor
extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
11And such were some of
you: but ye were washed, but ye were sanctified, but ye were justified in the
name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God.
are lawful for me; but not all things are expedient. All things are lawful
for me; but I will not be brought under the power of any.
13Meats for the
belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall bring to nought both it and
them. But the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for
14and God both raised the Lord, and will raise up as through
15Know ye not that your bodies are members of Christ? shall I
then take away the members of Christ, and make them members of a harlot? God
16Or know ye not that he that is joined to a harlot is one body?
for, The twain, saith he, shall become one flesh.
17But he that is joined
unto the Lord is one spirit.
18Flee fornication. Every sin that a man
doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against
his own body.
19Or know ye not that your body is a temple of the Holy
Spirit which is in you, which ye have from God? and ye are not your own;
20for ye were bought with a price: glorify God therefore in your body.