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

  • Tony balogna
    This is great scripture for me. It clearly states what will condem you to hell. I can't think of any excuses after reading this great chapter. God bless.
  • Michael
    This answer is simple,gods is already in small letters,you not literally a God,but a god in your own way,its more of a idol

  • Max
    I do not understand. Does it mean that we are gods too?
  • Lilian
    Our flesh are sinful but thru faith and trusting God and by his precious blood our Spirit are cleanse and sanctified. God only needs from us is to obey his words. The kingdom of God is within us. If we JESUS in our life we have everything we need. We need to THANKED HIS BLOOD, THINK HIS BLOOD AND TALKED HIS BLOOD. I PRAISE YOU LORD JEHOVAH AMEN
  • Salomalawi
    yes let us glorify our Lord becoz of the good things He is doing for us. Let us not stop praising His Mighty name Amen
  • Abraham thompson
    I like that 1corintias what the lord Jesus has to said to as