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1 Corinthians 6:1-8 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 When you have something against another Christian, why do you file a lawsuit and ask a secular court to decide the matter, instead of taking it to other Christians to decide who is right? 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 someday we Christians are going to judge the world? And since you are going to judge the world, can't you decide these little things among yourselves? 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 realize that we Christians will judge angels? So you should surely be able to resolve ordinary disagreements here on earth. 3 Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life!
4 If you have legal disputes about such matters, why do you go to outside judges who are not 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 am saying this to shame you. Isn't there anyone in all the church who is wise enough to decide these arguments? 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, one Christian sues another -- right in front of unbelievers! 6 But instead, one brother goes to law against another--and this in front of unbelievers!
7 To have such lawsuits at all is a real defeat for you. Why not just accept the injustice and leave it at that? Why not let yourselves 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 yourselves are the ones who do wrong and cheat even your own Christian brothers and sisters. 8 Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers.