THE FIRST EPISTLE
PAUL THE APOSTLE
1 Corinthians 6 ©
1 The apostle here reproves some more faults among the Corinthians, whereof the first is, that they did not rather make an end of the differences that were amongst them about worldly matters, between themselves in a friendly manner, than bring them before unbelieving magistrates. 2 Proves that this was not seemly for believers, forasmuch as they shall judge the world and the angels. 7 Afterwards shows the origin from where the difference arose, namely, from want of love, forbearance and justice. 9 Testifies that the unrighteous and other scandalous persons shall not inherit the kingdom of heaven. 11 And that is was unfitting for them that they should yet henceforward be like unto them, because by the Spirit of God they were delivered from the dominion of such sins. 12 Reproves yet another fault in them, consisting in the misuse of meats and other things concerning the belly, but especially fornication. 15 Proves afterwards by many reasons how unseemly that is for Christians. 19 Whose bodies are temples of the Holy Ghost, which are dearly bought, and who must glorify God in body and spirit.
DARE any of you, having 1a matter against another, 2go to law before 3the unjust, and not before the saints?
Doa ye not know that 4the saints shall judge the world? and if the world 5shall be judged 6by 7you, are ye unworthy to judge 8the smallest matters?
Know ye not that we shall judge 9angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?
If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge 10who are 11least esteemed in the church.
I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge 12between his brethren?
But brother 13goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.
Now therefore there is utterly a 14fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Whyb do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?
Nay, 15ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.
Know ye not that the 16unrighteous shall not inherit 17the kingdom of God? 18Be not deceived: neitherc fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, 19shall inherit the kingdom of God.
Andd such were 20some of you: but 21ye are washed,e but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified 22in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
23Allf things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought 24under the power of any.
Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both 25it and them. Now the body is not 26for fornication, but 27for the Lord; and 28the Lord for the body.
Andg God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up 29us by his own power.
Know ye not that 30your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.
What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? forh31two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
But he 32that is joined unto the Lord is 33one spirit.
Flee fornication. 34Every sin that a man doeth 35is without the body; but he that committeth fornication 36sinneth 37against his own body.
What? know ye not thati your body is 38the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, 39which ye have of God, and ye are not 40your own?
Forj ye are bought 41with a price: therefore glorify God 42in your body, and in your spirit, 43which are God's.