Lawsuits Discouraged

1 Does any one of you, when he has a case against his neighbor, dare to go to law before the unrighteous and 1not before the saints?
References for 1 Corinthians 6:1
    • a 6:1 - Lit "matter"
    • b 6:1 - Or "holy ones"
      2 Or 2do you not know that 3the saints will judge 4the world? If the world is judged by you, are you not competent to constitute the smallest law courts?
      References for 1 Corinthians 6:2
        • c 6:2 - V 1, note 2
        • d 6:2 - Or try "the trivial cases?"
          3 5Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more matters of this life?
          References for 1 Corinthians 6:3
          4 So if you have law courts dealing with matters of this life, do you appoint them as judges who are of no account in the church?
          References for 1 Corinthians 6:4
            • e 6:4 - Or "appoint them...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,
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              6 but brother goes to law with brother, and that before 8unbelievers?
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              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?
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              8 On the contrary, you yourselves wrong and defraud. You do this even to your 10brethren.
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