Lawsuits Discouraged

1 Does any one of you, when he has a case against his neighbor, dare to go to law before the unrighteous and 1not before the saints?
2 Or 2do you not know that 3the saints will judge 4the world? If the world is judged by you, are you not competent to constitute the smallest law courts?
3 5Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more matters of this life?
4 So if you have law courts dealing with matters of this life, do you appoint them as judges who are of no account in the church?
5 6I say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not among you one wise man who will be able to decide between * his 7brethren,
6 but brother goes to law with brother, and that before 8unbelievers?
7 Actually, then, it is already a defeat for you, that you have lawsuits with one another. 9Why * not rather be wronged? Why * not rather be defrauded?
8 On the contrary, you yourselves wrong and defraud. You do this even to your 10brethren.