Therefore, if you have disputes about such matters, appoint as judges even men of little account in the church!a5
I say this to shame you.1 Is it possible that there is nobody among you wise enough to judge a dispute between believers?26
But instead, one brother3 goes to law against another--and this in front of unbelievers!47
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?58
Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers.69
Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God?7 Do not be deceived:8 Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers9 nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders1010
nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers11 will inherit the kingdom of God.
And that is what some of you were.12 But you were washed,13 you were sanctified,14 you were justified15 in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
"Everything is permissible for me"--but not everything is beneficial.16 "Everything is permissible for me"--but I will not be mastered by anything.
"Food for the stomach and the stomach for food"--but God will destroy them both.17 The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord,18 and the Lord for the body.
By his power God raised the Lord from the dead,19 and he will raise us also.20