Does any of you who has a complaint against someone dare go to law before the unrighteous,a and not before the saints?
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?
Do you not know that we will judge angels-not to speak of things pertaining to this life?
So if you have cases pertaining to this life, do you select thoseb who have no standing in the church to judge?
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?
Instead, brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers!
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?
Instead, you act unjustly and cheat-and this to brothers!
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,
thieves, greedy people, drunkards, revilers, or swindlers will inherit God's kingdom.
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.