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1 Corinthians 6:1-11 (Holman Christian Standard)

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Lawsuits among Believers

1 Does any of you who has a complaint against someone dare go to law before the unrighteous,a and not before the saints? 2 Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest cases? 3 Do you not know that we will judge angels-not to speak of things pertaining to this life? 4 So if you have cases pertaining to this life, do you select thoseb who have no standing in the church to judge? 5 I say this to your shame! Can it be that there is not one wise person among you who will be able to arbitrate between his brothers? 6 Instead, brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers! 7 Therefore, it is already a total defeat for you that you have lawsuits against one another. Why not rather put up with injustice? Why not rather be cheated? 8 Instead, you act unjustly and cheat-and this to brothers! 9 Do you not know that the unjust will not inherit God's kingdom? Do not be deceived: no sexually immoral people, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexuals, 10 thieves, greedy people, drunkards, revilers, or swindlers will inherit God's kingdom. 11 Some of you were like this; 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.
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