1 Corinthians 6:5

“I 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?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I speake to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man amongst you? no not one that shall bee able to iudge betweene his brethren?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I say {this} to your shame. {Is it} so, {that} there is not among you one wise man who will be able to decide between his brethren,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I say `this' to move you to shame. What, cannot there be `found' among you one wise man who shall be able to decide between his brethren,
- American Standard Version (1901)

I say this to put you to shame. Is there not among you one wise man who may be able to give a decision between his brothers?
- Basic English Bible

I speak to you [to put you] to shame. Thus there is not a wise person among you, not even one, who shall be able to decide between his brethren!
- Darby Bible

I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that will be able to judge between his brethren?
- Webster's Bible

I say this to put you to shame. Has it come to this, that there does not exist among you a single wise man competent to decide between a man and his brother,
- Weymouth Bible

I say this to move you to shame. Isn't there even one wise man among you who would be able to decide between his brothers?
- World English Bible

Y seie to make you aschamed. So ther is not ony wise man, that may deme bitwixe a brothir and his brothir;
- Wycliffe Bible

unto your shame I speak: so there is not among you one wise man, not even one, who shall be able to discern in the midst of his brethren!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 6:5


6:5 Is there not one among you, who are such admirers of wisdom, that is wise enough to decide such causes?


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 6:5


1Co 6:5 I speak to your shame. The last sentence was spoken to shame them, not as a serious rule. He now speaks seriously. Is it so, that there not a wise man among you? A man of prudent judgment, capable of settling differences among them.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 6

  • BSP
    The holy spirit can give us the strength to resist any wrong desires as mentioned in verse 11.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE ? !
  • 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

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