1 Corinthians 6:8

8 Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers and sisters.

1 Corinthians 6:8 in Other Translations

8 Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.
8 But you yourselves wrong and defraud--even your own brothers!
8 Instead, you yourselves are the ones who do wrong and cheat even your fellow believers.
8 All you're doing is providing fuel for more wrong, more injustice, bringing more hurt to the people of your own spiritual family.
8 Instead, you act unjustly and cheat-and this to brothers!

1 Corinthians 6:8 Meaning and Commentary

1 Corinthians 6:8

Nay, you do wrong and defraud
So far were they from taking and acting up to the advice given, that instead of taking wrong, they did wrong; and instead of suffering themselves to be defrauded, they defrauded others:

and that your brethren;
that were of the same faith, of the same religion, and in the same church and family: in short, neither party, not the plaintiff, nor the defendant, sought anything more or less than to wrong, trick, and defraud each other; such a sad corruption and degeneracy prevailed among them: hence the apostle thought to deal plainly and closely with them, as in the following verses.

1 Corinthians 6:8 In-Context

6 But instead, one brother takes another to court—and this in front of unbelievers!
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 this to your brothers and sisters.
9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men
10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

Cross References 1

  • 1. 1 Thessalonians 4:6
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