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1 Corinthians 6:18

18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.

Read 1 Corinthians 6:18 Using Other Translations

Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.
Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body.

What does 1 Corinthians 6:18 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Corinthians 6:18

Flee fornication
As that which is hurtful, scandalous, and unbecoming Christians; avoid it, and all the occasions of it, that may lead unto it, and be incentives of it:

every sin that a man doth is without the body
not but that other sins are committed by the body, and by the members of it as instruments; they are generally committed by the abuse of other things that are without, and do not belong to the body; and so do not bring that hurt unto and reproach upon the body, as fornication does:

but he that committeth fornication, sinneth against his own body;
not meaning his wife, which is as his own body; but his proper natural body, which is not only the instrument by which this sin is committed, but the object against which it is committed; and which is defiled and dishonoured by it; and sometimes its strength and health are impaired, and it is filled with nauseous diseases hereby.

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