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1 Corinthians 6 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 How is it, that if any one of you has a cause at law against another, he takes it before a Gentile judge and not before the saints? 1 If any of you has a dispute with another, dare he take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the saints?
2 Is it not certain that the saints will be the judges of the world? if then the world will be judged by you, are you unable to give a decision about the smallest things? 2 Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases?
3 Is it not certain that we are to be the judges of angels? how much more then of the things of this life? 3 Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life!
4 If then there are questions to be judged in connection with the things of this life, why do you put them in the hands of those who have no position in the church? 4 Therefore, if you have disputes about such matters, appoint as judges even men of little account in the church!
5 I say this to put you to shame. Is there not among you one wise man who may be able to give a decision between his brothers? 5 I say this to shame you. Is it possible that there is nobody among you wise enough to judge a dispute between believers?
6 But a brother who has a cause at law against another takes it before Gentile judges. 6 But instead, one brother goes to law against another--and this in front of unbelievers!
7 More than this, it is not to your credit to have causes at law with one another at all. Why not put up with wrong? why not undergo loss? 7 The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you have been completely defeated already. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated?
8 So far from doing this, you yourselves do wrong and take your brothers' property. 8 Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers.
9 Have you not knowledge that evil-doers will have no part in the kingdom of God? Have no false ideas about this: no one who goes after the desires of the flesh, or gives worship to images, or is untrue when married, or is less than a man, or makes a wrong use of men, 9 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders
10 Or is a thief, or the worse for drink, or makes use of strong language, or takes by force what is not his, will have any part in the kingdom of God. 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And such were some of you; but you have been washed, you have been made holy, you have been given righteousness in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. 11 And that is what some of you were. 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.
12 I am free to do all things; but not all things are wise. I am free to do all things; but I will not let myself come under the power of any. 12 "Everything is permissible for me"--but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible for me"--but I will not be mastered by anything.
13 Food is for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will put an end to them together. But the body is not for the desires of the flesh, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body: 13 "Food for the stomach and the stomach for food"--but God will destroy them both. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
14 And God who made the Lord Jesus come back from the dead will do the same for us by his power. 14 By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also.
15 Do you not see that your bodies are part of the body of Christ? how then may I take what is a part of the body of Christ and make it a part of the body of a loose woman? such a thing may not be. 15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never!
16 Or do you not see that he who is joined to a loose woman is one body with her? for God has said, The two of them will become one flesh. 16 Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, "The two will become one flesh."
17 But he who is united to the Lord is one spirit. 17 But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with him in spirit.
18 Keep away from the desires of the flesh. Every sin which a man does is outside of the body; but he who goes after the desires of the flesh does evil to his body. 18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body.
19 Or are you not conscious that your body is a house for the Holy Spirit which is in you, and which has been given to you by God? and you are not the owners of yourselves; 19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;
20 For a payment has been made for you: let God be honoured in your body. 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.