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1 Corinthians 6 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Lawsuits Against Believers

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 6:1 - When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 6:2 - Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 6:3 - Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life!
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 6:4 - So if you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who have no standing in the church?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 6:5 - I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no one among you wise enough to settle a dispute between the brothers,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 6:6 - but brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 6:7 - To have lawsuits at all with one another is already a defeat for you. Why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be defrauded?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 6:8 - But you yourselves wrong and defraud—even your own brothers![fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 6:9 - Or do you not know that the unrighteous[fn] will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 6:10 - nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 6:11 - And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

Flee Sexual Immorality

Unchecked Copy Box1Co 6:12 - “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 6:13 - “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 6:14 - And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 6:15 - Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never!
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 6:16 - Or do you not know that he who is joined[fn] to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 6:17 - But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 6:18 - Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin[fn] a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 6:19 - Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 6:20 - for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
ESV Footnotes
Or brothers and sisters
Or wrongdoers
The two Greek terms translated by this phrase refer to the passive and active partners in consensual homosexual acts
Or who holds fast (compare Genesis 2:24 and Deuteronomy 10:20); also verse 17
Or Every sin

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