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1 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?

2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

4 If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.

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?

6 But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.

7 Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?

8 Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.

9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.

14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.

15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.

16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.

17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

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?

20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

 


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Matthew Henry's 1 Corinthians Chapter 6 Bible commentary...



Cautions against going to law in heathen courts. (1-8) Sins which, if lived and died in, shut out from the kingdom of God. (9-11) Our bodies, which are the members of Christ, and temples of the Holy Ghost, must not be defiled. (12-20)1-8 Christians should not contend with one another, for they are brethren. This, if duly attended to, would prevent many law-suits, and end many quarrels and disputes. In matters of great damage to ourselves or families, we may use lawful means to right ourselves, but Christians should be of a forgiving temper. Refer the matters in dispute, rather than go to law about them. They are trifles, and may easily be settled, if you first conquer your own spirits. Bear and forbear, and the men of least skill among you may end your quarrels. It is a shame that little quarrels should grow to such a head among Christians, that they cannot be determined by the brethren. The peace of a man's own mind, and the calm of his neighbourhood, are worth more than victory. Lawsuits could not take place among brethren, unless there were faults among them.

9-11 The Corinthians are warned against many great evils, of which they had formerly been guilty. There is much force in these inquiries, when we consider that they were addressed to a people puffed up with a fancy of their being above others in wisdom and knowledge. All unrighteousness is sin; all reigning sin, nay, every actual sin, committed with design, and not repented of, shuts out of the kingdom of heaven. Be not deceived. Men are very much inclined to flatter themselves that they may live in sin, yet die in Christ, and go to heaven. But we cannot hope to sow to the flesh, and reap everlasting life. They are reminded what a change the gospel and grace of God had made in them. The blood of Christ, and the washing of regeneration, can take away all guilt. Our justification is owing to the suffering and merit of Christ; our sanctification to the working of the Holy Spirit; but both go together. All who are made righteous in the sight of God, are made holy by the grace of God.

12-20 Some among the Corinthians seem to have been ready to say, All things are lawful for me. This dangerous conceit St. Paul opposes. There is a liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, in which we must stand fast. But surely a Christian would never put himself into the power of any bodily appetite. The body is for the Lord; is to be an instrument of righteousness to holiness, therefore is never to be made an instrument of sin. It is an honour to the body, that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead; and it will be an honour to our bodies, that they will be raised. The hope of a resurrection to glory, should keep Christians from dishonouring their bodies by fleshly lusts. And if the soul be united to Christ by faith, the whole man is become a member of his spiritual body. Other vices may be conquered in fight; that here cautioned against, only by flight. And vast multitudes are cut off by this vice in its various forms and consequences. Its effects fall not only directly upon the body, but often upon the mind. Our bodies have been redeemed from deserved condemnation and hopeless slavery by the atoning sacrifice of Christ. We are to be clean, as vessels fitted for our Master's use. Being united to Christ as one spirit, and bought with a price of unspeakable value, the believer should consider himself as wholly the Lord's, by the strongest ties. May we make it our business, to the latest day and hour of our lives, to glorify God with our bodies, and with our spirits which are his.

 


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Clemence's 1 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment about verse 18 on 10/16/2014, 12:57pm...

This scripture tells us the true picture of fornication. We can only overcome this if we read the 'Book of the Law ' and meditate on it day and night so that when we find ourselves in such temptations, we can say "it is writen " just as Jesus Christ said to satan when He was tempted. May God strengthen us! Amen.

 


Milli's 1 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment about verse 18 on 9/27/2014, 2:27am...

Fornication has become rife in recent times, but the only way to flee from it is by reading the bible and understanding each concept. As youth,we should avoid any temptation that leads to fornication.

 


Jafter's 1 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment on 9/15/2014, 9:50am...

I 'm reponding to Michael 's com of 7 28 2014. We all feel biter and anger. All you have to doe as a christen, make it a point that you don 't act. A bed stimuler that does not produce action is a dead stimulor. And is an equivalent of faith that bear fruites. Remember faith whithout fruits is daed. Act in faith prayer fully whih thdnks giving of those setuetions. Glorry be to our Father in haven in the name of JESUS

 


Charlesgaston's 1 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment about verse 9 on 9/11/2014, 12:47pm...

lets get right and inherit the kingdom of God.

 


Arthur's 1 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment about verse 12 on 8/31/2014, 6:47pm...

1Corinthians 6 12I believe that Paul is first talking about sacrifice eating of meat that was sacrifice to idols but as Christians we have free choice to what ever we can, but all things are not wise but if a thing being spiritual or carnal if it if caused problem for people and their surrendering to the Love of Christ we as Christian we should not present a stumbling blocks for our bother.

 


Johnnie's 1 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment on 8/11/2014, 4:12am...

The will of god is male and female for reproduction and verse 9 says effeminate which is feminine tendancies is among adultry,fornication,idolitry,and abuseing yourselves with mankind, shall not enter the kingdom of God.

 


Ar's 1 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment on 8/08/2014, 5:40am...

Michael, If you have accepted Jesus only recently it 's natural that you have still hurt from the past that jump out in front of you. Those moments you have to remember that you are a new person now, washed with the precious blood of Jesus. Close your eyes and ask Jesus to put so much love in your heart so that you forgive them Bless them that have hurt you. There will be new trials in your life, but the best way to overpass them is by praying and blessing them . Remember you have the Holy Spirit in you and ask Him to lead you. And above all remember what Jesus would do or did in such trials. HE kept silent and continued His way to finish the work that He came to do. We all have to carry our crosses and continue the road we chose.It needs the guidance of the HS. Praise the Lord each day for your salvation, and ask Him to be with you all day.In time the past grudges will be forgotten,you will not even remember it.

 


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