1Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints?2Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters?3Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life?4If then you have judgments concerning things pertaining to this life, do you appoint those who are least esteemed by the church to judge?5I say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you, not even one, who will be able to judge between his brethren?6But brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers!7Now therefore, it is already an utter failure for you that you go to law against one another. Why do you not rather accept wrong? Why do you not rather let yourselves be cheated?8No, you yourselves do wrong and cheat, and you do these things to your brethren!9Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites,10nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.11And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.12All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.13Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but God will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.14And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power.15Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not!16Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For "the two," He says, "shall become one flesh." 17But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.18Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.19Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?20For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.
1And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, also how he had executed all the prophets with the sword.2Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, "So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time."3And when he saw that, he arose and ran for his life, and went to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.4But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he prayed that he might die, and said, "It is enough! Now, Lord, take my life, for I am no better than my fathers!"5Then as he lay and slept under a broom tree, suddenly an angel touched him, and said to him, "Arise and eat."6Then he looked, and there by his head was a cake baked on coals, and a jar of water. So he ate and drank, and lay down again.7And the angel of the Lord came back the second time, and touched him, and said, "Arise and eat, because the journey is too great for you."8So he arose, and ate and drank; and he went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights as far as Horeb, the mountain of God.9And there he went into a cave, and spent the night in that place; and behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and He said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"10So he said, "I have been very zealous for the Lord God of hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life."11Then He said, "Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord." And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake;12and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.13So it was, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. Suddenly a voice came to him, and said, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"14And he said, "I have been very zealous for the Lord God of hosts; because the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life."15Then the Lord said to him: "Go, return on your way to the Wilderness of Damascus; and when you arrive, anoint Hazael as king over Syria.16Also you shall anoint Jehu the son of Nimshi as king over Israel. And Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel Meholah you shall anoint as prophet in your place.17It shall be that whoever escapes the sword of Hazael, Jehu will kill; and whoever escapes the sword of Jehu, Elisha will kill.18Yet I have reserved seven thousand in Israel, all whose knees have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him."19So he departed from there, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he was with the twelfth. Then Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle on him.20And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah, and said, "Please let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you." And he said to him, "Go back again, for what have I done to you?"21So Elisha turned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen and slaughtered them and boiled their flesh, using the oxen's equipment, and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he arose and followed Elijah, and became his servant.
3Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?4Will a lion roar in the forest, when he has no prey? Will a young lion cry out of his den, if he has caught nothing?5Will a bird fall into a snare on the earth, where there is no trap for it? Will a snare spring up from the earth, if it has caught nothing at all?6If a trumpet is blown in a city, will not the people be afraid? If there is calamity in a city, will not the Lord have done it?7Surely the Lord God does nothing, Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.8A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken! Who can but prophesy?9"Proclaim in the palaces at Ashdod, And in the palaces in the land of Egypt, and say: 'Assemble on the mountains of Samaria; See great tumults in her midst, And the oppressed within her.10For they do not know to do right,' Says the Lord, 'Who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.' "11Therefore thus says the Lord God: "An adversary shall be all around the land; He shall sap your strength from you, And your palaces shall be plundered."12Thus says the Lord: "As a shepherd takes from the mouth of a lion Two legs or a piece of an ear, So shall the children of Israel be taken out Who dwell in Samaria-- In the corner of a bed and on the edge of a couch!13Hear and testify against the house of Jacob," Says the Lord God, the God of hosts,14"That in the day I punish Israel for their transgressions, I will also visit destruction on the altars of Bethel; And the horns of the altar shall be cut off And fall to the ground.15I will destroy the winter house along with the summer house; The houses of ivory shall perish, And the great houses shall have an end," Says the Lord.
1Hear this word, you cows of Bashan, who are on the mountain of Samaria, Who oppress the poor, Who crush the needy, Who say to your husbands, "Bring wine, let us drink!"2The Lord God has sworn by His holiness: "Behold, the days shall come upon you When He will take you away with fishhooks, And your posterity with fishhooks.3You will go out through broken walls, Each one straight ahead of her, And you will be cast into Harmon," Says the Lord.