1 Corinthians 6
Lawsuits among Believers1If any of you has a legal dispute against another, do you dare go to court a before the unrighteous, ▼ and not before the ▼
▼saint(s)/sanctification/sanctify/sanctified: The work of the Holy Spirit that separates believers in Jesus from the world; at the time of saving faith in Jesus, the believer is made a saint; therefore, all believers are saints. The believer participates with the Spirit in a process of transformation that continues until glorification. The goal of sanctification is progressive conformity to the image of Jesus Christ.saints? 2 Or don’t you know that the saints will judge the ▼
▼world: The organized Satanic system that is opposed to God and hostile to Jesus and His followers. The non-Christian culture including governments, educational systems, and businessesworld? And if the world is judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest cases? 3 Don’t you know that we will judge angels – not to mention ordinary matters? 4 So if you have cases pertaining to this life, do you select those ▼
▼Or life, appoint those (as a command)who have no standing f in the church to judge? 5I say this to your shame! g Can it be that there is not one wise person among you who is able to arbitrate between his ▼
▼brother(s): The Greek word adelphoi can be used as a reference to males only or to groups that include males and females. It is the context of each usage that determines the proper meaning.brothers? i 6 Instead, believer ▼
▼Lit brothersgoes to court against believer, and that before unbelievers! k 7 Therefore, to have legal disputes against one another is already a moral failure for you. l Why not rather put up with injustice? m Why not rather be cheated? n 8 Instead, you act unjustly and cheat – and you do this to believers! 9 Don’t you know that the unrighteous o will not inherit God’s kingdom? p Do not be deceived: No sexually immoral people, idolaters q adulterers r or anyone practicing homosexuality ▼
▼Lit adulterers, passive homosexual partners, active homosexual partners, t 10 no thieves u greedy v people, drunkards, verbally abusive people w or swindlers x will inherit God’s kingdom. 11 And some of you used to be like this. y But you were washed, you were ▼
▼saint(s)/sanctification/sanctify/sanctified: The work of the Holy Spirit that separates believers in Jesus from the world; at the time of saving faith in Jesus, the believer is made a saint; therefore, all believers are saints. The believer participates with the Spirit in a process of transformation that continues until glorification. The goal of sanctification is progressive conformity to the image of Jesus Christ.sanctified aa you were ▼
▼justification/justify/justified: The act of God as judge that declares sinners (who were in the wrong) to be right or righteous in His sight. God is just in doing this because Jesus died on the cross to take away their sins and to give them His own righteousness (2Co 5:21). The sinner receives this justification by faith and by grace when he trusts Christ's work.justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
Glorifying God in Body and Spirit12 “Everything is permissible ac for me,” ▼
▼The words in quotation marks are most likely slogans used by some Corinthian Christians and corrected by Paul.but not everything is helpful. “Everything is permissible for me,” but I will not be brought under the control of anything. 13 “Food ae for the stomach and the stomach for food,” but God will do away with both of them. ▼
▼Lit both it and themThe body is not for sexual immorality ag but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14 God raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power. ah 15 Don’t you know that your bodies are a part of Christ’s body? ai So should I take a part of Christ’s body and make it part of a prostitute? Absolutely not! 16 Don’t you know that anyone joined to a prostitute is one body with her? For Scripture says, The two will become one flesh. aj , ak 17 But anyone joined al to the Lord is one spirit am with Him. 18 Run an from sexual immorality! “Every sin a person can commit is outside the body.” ▼
▼See note at 1Co 6:12-13.On the contrary, the person who is sexually immoral ap sins against his own body. 19 Don’t you know that your body is a sanctuary aq of the Holy Spirit ar who is in you as whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought at at a price. Therefore glorify God in your body. ▼
▼Other mss add and in your spirit, which belong to God.
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