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1 Corinthians 6:1-8 (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
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