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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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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.


Michael's 1 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment on 7/28/2014, 10:08pm...

greetings, how do yu really know if you are saved when you still have grudges ang forgiving then you are bitter again and again, i love people but my recent circumstance left me bitterly and try not to react but cannot cope at times i wish i was dead


Ar's 1 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment on 7/19/2014, 10:10am...

To Tsidi Remark on A Cor chapter 6 please note that I am praying for you to overpass the difficult situation you are in, and if you genuinely pray and ask the Lord to forgive you, you will eventually have His peace in your heart and have a blessed relationship with Him. Remember that He loves you and you are too precious for Him to be lost . God bless you plenty and have courage, because the Holy Spirit is in you and He will give you all the strength to continue your journey to Heaven.


Ar's 1 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment on 7/17/2014, 2:20pm...

To Tsidi collect yourself woman! You have already destroyed your marriage and now you want to destroy your sister 's too? The devil is having a good laugh on your account. How can you expect God to bless and agree to this marriage? Look what it says in verse 9 of same chapter. That 's where your answer is. Run , run as far as you can and Repent for even thinking for what you have put in black and white. May the Lord have mercy on you.


Tsidi's 1 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment on 7/17/2014, 12:13am...

I 'm luv with my sisters husband who vows he will never leave me and even thinks our relationship is God sent,I also think we are meant for each other and we even pray God blesses our relationship.If we get married,will we be hell bound?


Apostle George's 1 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment on 7/09/2014, 9:21am...

Iam responding to Michaela 's question above. She asked "Im openly gay but im also saved. am i still going to hell? " My response to this question is as follows Dear Michaela, First of all, if you are saved by the grace made available through JESUS CHRIST, it may be necessary for you to also research and know what the author of that SALVATION says about being "Openly Gay ". If you ask me as His servant, I will not hide it from you, but tell you openly too that "HE CREATED US MALE AND FEMALE " only. However, claiming any kind of sexual orientation is not the requirement for making heaven or Hell, but what such claims may push you into, would eventually determine a destination. For example, Whatever sexual orientation anyone may claim, if he or she commits fornication or any other sin, then HELL becomes his her possible destination. Finally, it 's worthy to know that sexual orientation is earthly, as there is none in heaven. Again, one great difference between those that are male female, and those that are gays, lesbians and Bisexuals is that the former male female derives their origin from God 's creation, while the later gays, lesbians bisexuals derives their existence from the Law of some countries. Jesus loves you!


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