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

  • Chuck
    he who practices sin will not go to heaven no matter what they profess about
    jesus christ that includes me i need prayer
  • Jeannie for verse 18
    I praise our God in Heaven for his precious word for helping me in the trials of temptation... I constantly stay in His word.. The Joy of the Lord is definitely my strength.....
  • Sinner Saved By Grace for verse 9
    Gods word is truth! When God created man,he said, it is not good that man should be alone. God gave him a help mate, which was a women, not a man.
  • Charliegirl for verse 9
    Be not deceived God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.Galations 6:7 The ACT itself is WICKED and PERVERSE. God never intended for two men or two women to be together sexually. If you are openly or not behaving and conducting yourself in a manner that is not pleasing to God... Better get it right. Tomorrow may be too late for you.
  • Reshma
    Fornication is sinning against our own body. We are bought with a price which was paid by christ. Since we are his we should glorify him with our bodies for our bodies are temples.
  • Ron Dwyer for verse 9
    you can not be openly gay and be a christian. Homosexuality is an addiction and Terrance you will have to repent and change your ways to get to heaven but the fact that you are trying will surely mean you will not be sent to hell. You must continue to put in the effort, it is tough. We all have our sinful vices and unless we cleans ourselves of our sins we will still have to earn our way in our afterlife before we can live in the full glory of God