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1 Corinthians 6 WNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 If one of you has a grievance against an opponent, does he dare to go to law before irreligious men and not before 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 Do you not know that God's people will sit in judgement upon the world? And if you are the court before which the world is to be judged, are you unfit to deal with these petty matters? 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 Do you not know that we are to sit in judgement upon angels--to say nothing of things belonging to this life? 3 Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life!
4 If therefore you have things belonging to this life which need to be decided, is it men who are absolutely nothing in the Church--is it *they* whom you make your judges? 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. Has it come to this, that there does not exist among you a single wise man competent to decide between a man and his brother, 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 brother goes to law with brother, and that before unbelievers? 6 But instead, one brother goes to law against another--and this in front of unbelievers!
7 To say no more, then, it is altogether a defect in you that you have law-suits with one another. Why not rather endure injustice? Why not rather submit to being defrauded? 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 On the contrary you yourselves inflict injustice and fraud, and upon brethren too. 8 Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers.
9 Do you not know that unrighteous men will not inherit God's Kingdom? Cherish no delusion here. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor any who are guilty of unnatural crime, 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 nor theives, nor avaricious people, nor any who are addicted to hard drinking, to abusive language or to greed of gain, will inherit God's Kingdom. 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And all this describes what some of you were. But now you have had every stain washed off: now you have been set apart as holy: now you have been pronounced free from guilt; in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and through 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 Everything is allowable to me, but not everything is profitable. Everything is allowable to me, but to nothing will I become a slave. 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 of all kinds is meant for the stomach, and the stomach is meant for food, and God will cause both of them to perish. Yet the body does not exist for the purpose of fornication, but for the Master's service, and the Master exists 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 as God by His power raised the Master to life, so He will also raise us up. 14 By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also.
15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take away the members of Christ and make them the members of a prostitute? No, indeed. 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 know that a man who has to do with a prostitute is one with her in body? For God says, "The two shall become 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 But he who is in union with the Master is one with Him in spirit. 17 But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with him in spirit.
18 Flee from fornication. Any other sin that a human being commits lies outside the body; but he who commits fornication sins against his 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 Or do you not know that your bodies are a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is within you--the Spirit whom you have from God? 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 And you are not your own, for you have been redeemed at infinite cost. Therefore glorify God in your bodies. 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.