1 Corinthians 6:1-8 NLT

1 When one of you has a dispute with another believer, how dare you file a lawsuit and ask a secular court to decide the matter instead of taking it to other believers !

References for 1 Corinthians 6:1

    • a 6:1 - Greek God’s holy people; also in 6:2 .
      2 Don’t you realize that someday we believers will judge the world? And since you are going to judge the world, can’t you decide even these little things among yourselves?
      3 Don’t you realize that we will judge angels? So you should surely be able to resolve ordinary disputes in this life.
      4 If you have legal disputes about such matters, why go to outside judges who are not respected by the church?
      5 I am saying this to shame you. Isn’t there anyone in all the church who is wise enough to decide these issues?
      6 But instead, one believer sues another—right in front of unbelievers!

      References for 1 Corinthians 6:6

        • b 6:6 - Greek one brother.
          7 Even to have such lawsuits with one another is a defeat for you. Why not just accept the injustice and leave it at that? Why not let yourselves be cheated?
          8 Instead, you yourselves are the ones who do wrong and cheat even your fellow believers.

          References for 1 Corinthians 6:8

            • c 6:8 - Greek even the brothers.