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1 Corinthians 6:1-11 (New International Version)

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Lawsuits Among Believers

1 If any of you has a dispute with another, dare he take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the saints?1 2 Do you not know that the saints will judge the world?2 And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases? 3 Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life! 4 Therefore, if you have disputes about such matters, appoint as judges even men of little account in the church!a 5 I say this to shame you.3 Is it possible that there is nobody among you wise enough to judge a dispute between believers?4 6 But instead, one brother5 goes to law against another--and this in front of unbelievers!6 7 The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you have been completely defeated already. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated?7 8 Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers.8 9 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God?9 Do not be deceived:10 Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers11 nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders12 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers13 will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And that is what some of you were.14 But you were washed,15 you were sanctified,16 you were justified17 in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
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