Try out the new BibleStudyTools.com. Click here!

1 Corinthians 6 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
  Search
New International Reader's Version (NIRV) New International Version (NIV)
1 Suppose one of you wants to bring a charge against another believer. Should you take it to the ungodly to be judged? Why not take it to 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 Don't you know that God's people will judge the world? And if you are going to judge the world, aren't you able to judge small 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? Then we should be able to judge the things of this life even more! 3 Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life!
4 So if you want to press charges in matters like that, appoint as judges members of the church who aren't very important! 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 shame you. Is it possible that no one among you is wise enough to judge matters 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. And this happens in front of unbelievers! 6 But instead, one brother goes to law against another--and this in front of unbelievers!
7 The very fact that you take another believer to court means you have lost the battle already. Why not be treated wrongly? 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 Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong. And you do it to your brothers and sisters. 8 Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers.
9 Don't you know that evil people will not receive God's kingdom? Don't be fooled. Those who commit sexual sins will not receive the kingdom. Neither will those who worship statues of gods or commit adultery. Neither will men who are prostitutes or who commit homosexual acts. 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 Neither will thieves or those who always want more and more. Neither will those who are often drunk or tell lies or cheat. People who live like that will not receive God's kingdom. 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
11 Some of you used to do those things. But your sins were washed away. You were made holy. You were made right with God. All of that was done in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by 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 Some of you say, "Everything is permitted for me." But not everything is good for me. Again some of you say, "Everything is permitted for me." But I will not 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 Some of you say, "Food is for the stomach. And the stomach is for food." But God will destroy both of them. The body is not meant for sexual sins. The body is meant for the Lord. And the Lord is meant 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 By his power God raised the Lord from the dead. He will also raise us up. 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 belong to the body of Christ? Should I take what belongs to Christ and join it to a prostitute? Never! 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 when you join yourself to a prostitute, you become one with her in body? Scripture says, "The two will become one."#1(Genesis 2:24)#2 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 anyone who is joined to the Lord becomes one with him in spirit. 17 But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with him in spirit.
18 Keep far away from sexual sins. All the other sins a person commits are outside his body. But sexual sins are sins against one's own 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 Don't you know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit? The Spirit is in you. You have received him from God. You do not 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 Christ has paid the price for you. So use your bodies in a way that honors God. 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.