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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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Wongie's 1 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment on 4/04/2014, 3:30am...

1 Corinthians v9 submit your selves to God? Paul tells us that when we belong to christ and we have given our selves to him then that is submission to God. we are washed in the blood of Christ no longer siners. focus on what christ has done for you. and not on what your sin is once we are born again we are baptised in the Holy Spit,and made rightousse in Gods sight Paul here in verse 9 is talking about the un saved those who are not of christ so take comfert my freinds because you are clean through the blood of our savior Amen


Ar's 1 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment on 2/24/2014, 7:32am...

To Opelola Tope Kehind I say AMEN to that and God will bless you in all ways in your life If all we believers thought like you the world would have been a better place to live in as we would reflect Jesus image everywhere Thanks for you encouraing words


OkelolaTope Kehinde's 1 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment about verse 20 on 2/24/2014, 4:46am...

I m no longer my own I NOW belong to a New management entirely The PRICE WITH WHICH THE TRANSACTION WAS SEALED IS WITHOUT COMPARISM MEANING I belong to This New management NOW AND FOR LIFE


Bruce's 1 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment about verse 3 on 1/05/2014, 8:16am...

1st Cor.6:3 "more things that pretain to this life"
When we except Jesus and walk the course He has laid out for us, then we are angels of God. We are not the same as the Angels that are in heaven now, but we are servants of God. We have now the right to tell someone that what they are doing is wrong and against our Lord Jesus's teaching. We can judge the sin but not the person. Just remember "When we have love we have peace" and that comes by accepting our Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour

Bruce B



Tina's 1 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment about verse 9 on 12/20/2013, 9:19am...

I love the bible I am a follower of Christ I believe Corinthians . I believe the bible and god


Rick's 1 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment on 12/19/2013, 12:47pm...

I feel verses 9-11 are very poignant, We have to stay true to our virtue, Self gratification is not the way in our fathers eyes.


KM Charanga's 1 Corinthians Chapter 6 comment about verse 9 on 12/08/2013, 8:57pm...

Is it possible to resist all the sins without being filled with the HOLY SPIRIT?
If no, how do I submit myself to GOD? Can I submit to Him unrighteously?
Because I am afraid without true submission, being filled with the Holy Spirit if fairly impossible.
Please help.


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