1When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? (Mt 18:17)2Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? (Da 7:22; Mt 19:28; Re 20:4)3Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life!4So if you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who have no standing in the church? (1Co 5:12)5I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no one among you wise enough to settle a dispute between the brothers, (1Co 4:14; 1Co 15:34)6but brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers?7To have lawsuits at all with one another is already a defeat for you. Why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be defrauded? (Mt 5:39)8But you yourselves wrong and defraud—even your own brothers! (1Th 4:6)9Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, (1Co 15:50; Ga 5:21; Eph 5:5; 1Ti 1:9; Heb 12:14; Heb 13:4; Re 21:8; Re 22:15)10nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.11And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (Ac 22:16; Ro 8:30; 1Co 1:2; 1Co 12:2; Eph 2:2; Eph 4:22; Eph 5:8; Col 3:7; Tit 3:3; Tit 3:5; Heb 10:22)
Flee Sexual Immorality
12“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything. (1Co 10:23)13“Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. (Mt 15:17; 1Co 6:15; 1Co 6:19; Eph 5:23; Col 2:22)14And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. (Mt 22:29; Joh 6:39; Ac 2:24; 1Co 15:22; Eph 1:19)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 prostitute? Never! (Ro 12:5; 1Co 6:13; 1Co 12:27; Eph 5:30)16Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.” (Ge 2:24; Mt 19:5; Mr 10:8; Eph 5:31)17But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. (Joh 17:21; Eph 4:4)18Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. (Pr 5:11; 2Co 12:21; Eph 5:3)19Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, (Joh 2:21; Ro 14:7; 1Co 3:16)20for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. (Ac 20:28; 1Co 7:23; Php 1:20; Heb 9:12; Heb 9:14; 2Pe 2:1)
1 Corinthians 6
New International Version
Lawsuits Among Believers
1If any of you has a dispute with another, do you dare to take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the Lord’s people?2Or do you not know that the Lord’s people will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases?3Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life!4Therefore, if you have disputes about such matters, do you ask for a ruling from those whose way of life is scorned in the church?5I say this to shame you. Is it possible that there is nobody among you wise enough to judge a dispute between believers?6But instead, one brother takes another to court—and this in front of unbelievers!7The 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?8Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers and sisters.9Or 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 men10nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.11And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
12“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything.13You say, “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both.” The body, however, is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.14By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also.15Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never!16Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.”17But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit.18Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.19Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;20you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
1 Corinthians 6
King James Version
1Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?2Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?3Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?4If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.5I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?6But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.7Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?8Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.9Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.11And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.12All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.13Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.14And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.15Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.16What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.17But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.18Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.19What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?20For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
1 Corinthians 6
New Int. Readers Version
Do Not Take Believers to Court
1Suppose one of you wants to bring a charge against another believer. Should you take it to the ungodly to be judged? Why not take it to God's people?2Don't you know that God's people will judge the world? And if you are going to judge the world, aren't you able to judge small cases?3Don't you know that we will judge angels? Then we should be able to judge the things of this life even more!4So if you want to press charges in matters like that, appoint as judges members of the church who aren't very important!5I say this to shame you. Is it possible that no one among you is wise enough to judge matters between believers?6Instead, one believer goes to court against another. And this happens in front of unbelievers!7The very fact that you take another believer to court means you have lost the battle already. Why not be treated wrongly? Why not be cheated?8Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong. And you do it to your brothers and sisters.9Don't you know that evil people will not receive God's kingdom? Don't be fooled. Those who commit sexual sins will not receive the kingdom. Neither will those who worship statues of gods or commit adultery. Neither will men who are prostitutes or who commit homosexual acts.10Neither will thieves or those who always want more and more. Neither will those who are often drunk or tell lies or cheat. People who live like that will not receive God's kingdom.11Some of you used to do those things. But your sins were washed away. You were made holy. You were made right with God. All of that was done in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
12Some of you say, “Everything is permitted for me.” But not everything is good for me. Again some of you say, “Everything is permitted for me.” But I will not be controlled by anything.13Some of you say, “Food is for the stomach. And the stomach is for food.” But God will destroy both of them. The body is not meant for sexual sins. The body is meant for the Lord. And the Lord is meant for the body.14By his power God raised the Lord from the dead. He will also raise us up.15Don't you know that your bodies belong to the body of Christ? Should I take what belongs to Christ and join it to a prostitute? Never!16Don't you know that when you join yourself to a prostitute, you become one with her in body? Scripture says, “The two will become one.” (Ge 2:24)17But anyone who is joined to the Lord becomes one with him in spirit.18Keep far away from sexual sins. All the other sins a person commits are outside his body. But sexual sins are sins against one's own body.19Don't you know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit? The Spirit is in you. You have received him from God. You do not belong to yourselves.20Christ has paid the price for you. So use your bodies in a way that honors God.