1 Corinthians 6 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 When one of you has a complaint against another, how dare you go to court to settle the matter in front of wicked people. Why don't you settle it in front of God's holy 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 Don't you know that God's people will judge the world? So if you're going to judge the world, aren't you capable of judging insignificant 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, not to mention things in this life? 3 Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life!
4 When you have cases dealing with this life, why do you allow people whom the church has a low opinion of to be your judges? 4 Therefore, if you have disputes about such matters, appoint as judges even men of little account in the church!
5 You should be ashamed of yourselves! Don't you have at least one wise person who is able to settle disagreements 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 Instead, one believer goes to court against another believer, and this happens in front of unbelievers. 6 But instead, one brother goes to law against another--and this in front of unbelievers!
7 You are already totally defeated because you have lawsuits against each other. Why don't you accept the fact that you have been wronged? Why don't you accept that you have been 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 Instead, you do wrong and cheat, and you do this to other believers. 8 Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers.
9 Don't you know that wicked people won't inherit the kingdom of God? Stop deceiving yourselves! People who continue to commit sexual sins, who worship false gods, those who commit adultery, homosexuals, 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 thieves, those who are greedy or drunk, who use abusive language, or who rob people will not inherit the kingdom of God. 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
11 That's what some of you were! But you have been washed and made holy, and you have received God's approval 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 Someone may say, "I'm allowed to do anything," but not everything is helpful. I'm allowed to do anything, but I won't allow anything to gain control over my life. 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, but God will put an end to both of them. However, the body is not for sexual sin 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 raised the Lord, and by his power God will also raise us. 14 By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also.
15 Don't you realize that your bodies are parts of Christ's body? Should I take the parts of Christ's body and make them parts of a prostitute's body? That's unthinkable! 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 realize that the person who unites himself with a prostitute becomes one body with her? God says, "The two will be one." 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 However, the person who unites himself with the Lord becomes one spirit with him. 17 But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with him in spirit.
18 Stay away from sexual sins. Other sins that people commit don't affect their bodies the same way sexual sins do. People who sin sexually 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 Don't you know that your body is a temple that belongs to the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit, whom you received from God, lives in you. 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 were bought for a price. So bring glory to God in the way you use your body. 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.