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

  • E.Louis Elsworth
    we are supposed to be the temple of God. after we accept Christ as our personal savior we become His temple, or dwelling place, tha Holy spirit also dwells in us and is there to teach and make the things of God clear to us. The word of God/ the bible, is written for us and the Holy spirit will help us under stand Gods word.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX ! THE REAL YOU IS CHRIST IN YOU THE LIVING HOPE OF GLORY AMEN AND AMEN INDEED ! Both our Heavenly Abba Dad Yahweh along with His Son our Glorious Lord and near future Majesty King to come Christ Yeshua Jesus knew full well what was going to happen to the the true bride before the first century church had ended. Elijah will Restore all things as the Word has spoken Glory to GOD AMEN. SHALOM
  • Woman Of FAITH
    in verse 19 it states that our BODIES are the Temple of the HOLY GHOST, which is in us, and we have of The Heavenly Father, which IS NOT OUR OWN.
    so then in verse 20 its reply to the verse before which is 19 saying Therefore glorify our Heavenly Father in our BODIES and in our SPIRIT which is HIS (Heavenly Father's)
    saying our bodies and spirits does not belong to us its our Heavenly Father's
  • Wayne
    Max, Genesis 3:5. Be as gods knowing good and evil.
  • 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

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