If any of you has a dispute with another, do you dare to take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the Lord’s people?
References for 1 Corinthians 6:1
Or do you not know that the Lord’s people will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases?
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Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life!
Therefore, if you have disputes about such matters, do you ask for a ruling from those whose way of life is scorned in the church?
I say this to shame you. Is it possible that there is nobody among you wise enough to judge a dispute between believers?
References for 1 Corinthians 6:5
But instead, one brother takes another to court—and this in front of unbelievers!
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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?
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Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers and sisters.
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