1 Corinthians 6:19

“What? 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?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

What, know ye not that your body is the Temple of the holy Ghost which is in you, which yee haue of God, and ye are not your owne?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Or know ye not that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have from God? and ye are not your own;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Or are you not conscious that your body is a house for the Holy Spirit which is in you, and which has been given to you by God? and you are not the owners of yourselves;
- Basic English Bible

Do ye not know that your body is [the] temple of the Holy Spirit which [is] in you, which ye have of God; and ye are not your own?
- Darby Bible

What, know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have from God, and ye are not your own?
- Webster's Bible

Or do you not know that your bodies are a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is within you--the Spirit whom you have from God?
- Weymouth Bible

Or don't you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which you have from God? You are not your own,
- World English Bible

Whether ye witen not, that youre membris ben the temple of the Hooli Goost, that is in you, whom ye han of God, and ye ben not youre owne?
- Wycliffe Bible

Have ye not known that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit in you, which ye have from God? and ye are not your own,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 6:19


6:19 And even your body is not, strictly speaking, your own even this is the temple of the Holy Ghost - Dedicated to him, and inhabited by him. What the apostle calls elsewhere the temple of God, #1Cor 3:16|,17, and the temple of the living God, #2Cor 6:16|, he here styles the temple of the Holy Ghost; plainly showing that the Holy Ghost is the living God.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 6:19


1Co 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost. This makes clear how terrible is the sin of defiling the body by licentiousness. It is desecrating God's temple. As the Shekinah dwelt in the temple of Israel, so the Holy Spirit in Christ's temple, which we are. Ye are not your own. But members of Christ, and hence have not the right to use our bodies to our own pleasure.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 6

  • Stephen F. Zielski
    WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE ? !
  • Gwendolyn Johnson
    God is speaking and He's speaking widely not to us but the church. Follow
  • Mim
    Thank you Father in heaven .Thank you Jesus, Thank you Holy Spirit. I am so grateful for Your kind grace in answering my prayers ,I just want everyone to know they can always turn to You for anything, for nothing is impossible for God. Trust Him.
  • Plummer harris
    I am greatful that the HOLY SPIRIT is inside of me it give me love so I can show someone else love AMEN,AMEN
  • Lilian
    God wants our body to be Holy for God is Holy
    The Kingdom of God is within us Blessed are those who follow Jesus and Live like Jesus for they shall see the Glory of God. If we abide ourselves to him and his body and his words abide in us we will be saved. God is the VINE AND WE ARE THE BRANCHES. WITHOUT THE VINE WE CANNOT BEAR FRUIT SIMPLY WITHOUT JESUS IN OUR LIFE WE ARE NOTHING.THANK YOU LORD
  • Manuela Falaile Pilitati
    Well Jeremiah said that the temple shall rebuild but in the heart of men. This was happen after Jerusalem Temple destroy, due to His chosen people not listen, then His new covenant with his Children-the church(includes Gentiles