1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians 6 ©

1 The Corinthians are reproved for bringing their controversies before heathen judges, which they ought to decide among themselves. 7 There would be no occasion for lawsuits, if men acted up to the principles of the gospel, 9 which exclude from the kingdom of God all notorious transgressors of the moral law. 12 All lawful things are not expedient; 15 but fornication is a gross offence against our bodies, which are members of Christ, temples of the Holy Ghost, and not our own to dispose of otherwise than to God's glory.


DARE aany of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and bnot before the saints?

a Ne. 5.9. v.6.

Do ye not know that cthe saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?


Know ye not that we shall djudge angels? how much more things ethat pertain to this life?


If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.


fI 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 between his brethren?


But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.


gNow therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?


Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.


hKnow ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? iBe not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor jabusers of themselves with mankind,


Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.


kAnd such were some of you: but ye lare washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified min the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.


nAll things are lawful unto me, but all things are not 1expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the opower of any.


p*Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. qNow the body is not for fornication, but rfor the Lord; and the Lord for the body.

r v.15,19,20.

And sGod hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.


Know ye not that tyour 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? for utwo, saith he, shall be one flesh.


vBut he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.


wFlee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is *without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.


What? xknow 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?


For yye are bought with a price: therefore zglorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.