1 Corinthians 6:1-9 (New American Standard)

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Lawsuits Discouraged

1 Does any one of you, when he has a acase against his neighbor, dare to go to law before the unrighteous and 1not before the bsaints ? 2 Or 2do you not know that 3the csaints will judge 4the world ? If the world is judged by you, are you not competent to dconstitute the smallest law courts ? 3 5Do you not know that we will judge angels ? How much more matters of this life ? 4 So if you have law courts dealing with matters of this life, edo you appoint them as judges who are of no account in the church ? 5 6I say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not among you one wise man who will be able to decide between his 7brethren, 6 but brother goes to law with brother, and that before 8unbelievers ? 7 Actually, then, it is already a defeat for you, that you have lawsuits with one another. 9Why not rather be wronged ? Why not rather be defrauded ? 8 On the contrary, you yourselves wrong and defraud. You do this even to your 10brethren. 9 Or 11do you not know that the unrighteous will not 12inherit the kingdom of God ? 13Do not be deceived ; 14neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor feffeminate, nor homosexuals,
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