1 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go unto judgment before the unjust, and not before the saints?
2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more the things that pertain to this life?
4 If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set as judges the most humble who are in the congregation {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones}.
5 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brothers?
6 But brother goes to judgment against brother, and that before the unbelievers.
7 Now therefore there is certainly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather suffer the wrong? why do ye not rather be defrauded?
8 But ye do wrong and defraud and do this to your brothers.
9 Know ye not that the unjust shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers nor effeminate nor homosexuals