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

  • 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

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