1 Corinthians 6 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 When someone in your assembly has a legal case against another member, do they dare to take it to court to be judged by people who aren't just, instead of by God's people? 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 Or don't you know that God's people will judge the world? If the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to judge trivial cases? 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 Don't you know that we will judge angels? Why not ordinary things? 3 Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life!
4 So then if you have ordinary lawsuits, do you appoint people as judges who aren't respected by the church? 4 Therefore, if you have disputes about such matters, appoint as judges even men of little account in the church!
5 I'm saying this because you should be ashamed of yourselves! Isn't there one person among you who is wise enough to pass judgment between believers? 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 instead, does a brother or sister have a lawsuit against another brother or sister, and do they do this in front of unbelievers? 6 But instead, one brother goes to law against another--and this in front of unbelievers!
7 The fact that you have lawsuits against each other means that you've already lost your case. Why not be wronged instead? Why not be cheated? 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 But instead you are doing wrong and cheating—and you're doing it to your own brothers and sisters. 8 Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers.
9 Don't you know that people who are unjust won't inherit God's kingdom? Don't be deceived. Those who are sexually immoral, those who worship false gods, adulterers, both participants in same-sex intercourse, 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 thieves, the greedy, drunks, abusive people, and swindlers won't inherit God's kingdom. 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
11 That is what some of you used to be! But you were washed clean, you were made holy to God, and you were made right with God 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 have the freedom to do anything, but not everything is helpful. I have the freedom to do anything, but I won't be controlled by anything. 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 is for food, and yet God will do away with both. The body isn't for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord is 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 God has raised the Lord and will raise us through his power. 14 By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also.
15 Don't you know that your bodies are parts of Christ? So then, should I take parts of Christ and make them a part of someone who is sleeping around? No way! 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 Don't you know that anyone who is joined to someone who is sleeping around is one body with that person? The scripture says, The two 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 The one who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him. 17 But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with him in spirit.
18 Avoid sexual immorality! Every sin that a person can do is committed outside the body, except those who engage in sexual immorality commit sin against their own bodies. 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 don't you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you? Don't you know that you have the Holy Spirit from God, and you don't belong to 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 You have been bought and paid for, so honor God with your body. 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.