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1 Corinthians 6 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 How dare one of you with a complaint against another go to court before pagan judges 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 Don't you know that God's people are going to judge the universe? If you are going to judge the universe, are you incompetent to judge these minor 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 Don't you know that we will judge angels, not to mention affairs of everyday life? 3 Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life!
4 So if you require judgments about matters of everyday life, why do you put them in front of men who have no standing in the Messianic Community? 4 Therefore, if you have disputes about such matters, appoint as judges even men of little account in the church!
5 I say, shame on you! Can it be that there isn't one person among you wise enough to be able to settle a dispute between 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 Instead, a brother brings a lawsuit against another brother, and that before unbelievers! 6 But instead, one brother goes to law against another--and this in front of unbelievers!
7 Actually, if you are bringing lawsuits against each other, it is already a defeat for you. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather 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 wrong and cheat; and you do it to your own brothers! 8 Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers.
9 Don't you know that unrighteous people will have no share in the Kingdom of God? Don't delude yourselves - people who engage in sex before marriage, who worship idols, who engage in sex after marriage with someone other than their spouse, who engage in active or passive homosexuality, 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 who steal, who are greedy, who get drunk, who assail people with contemptuous language, who rob - none of them will share in the Kingdom of God. 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 these things. But you have cleansed yourselves, you have been set apart for God, you have come to be counted righteous through the power of the Lord Yeshua the Messiah and 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 You say, "For me, everything is permitted"? Maybe, but not everything is helpful. "For me, everything is permitted"? Maybe, but as far as I am concerned, I am not going to let anything gain control over me. 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 meant for the stomach and the stomach for food"? Maybe, but God will put an end to both of them. Anyhow, the body is not meant 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 raised up the Lord, and he will raise us up too by 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 the Messiah? So, am I to take parts of the Messiah and make them parts of a prostitute? Heaven forbid! 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 a man who joins himself to a prostitute becomes physically one with her? For the Tanakh 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 but the person who is joined to the Lord is one spirit. 17 But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with him in spirit.
18 Run from sexual immorality! Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the fornicator 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 don't you know that your body is a temple for the Ruach HaKodesh who lives inside you, whom you received from God? The fact is, 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 for you were bought at a price. So use your bodies to glorify God. 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.