1 Corinthians 6:18

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Flee fornication: Euery sinne that a man doeth, is without the body: but he that committeth fornication, sinneth against his owne body.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Flee immorality. Every {other} sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Keep away from the desires of the flesh. Every sin which a man does is outside of the body; but he who goes after the desires of the flesh does evil to his body.
- Basic English Bible

Flee fornication. Every sin which a man may practise is without the body, but he that commits fornication sins against his own body.
- Darby Bible

Flee lewdness. Every sin that a man doeth, is without the body; but he that committeth lewdness, sinneth against his own body.
- Webster's Bible

Flee from fornication. Any other sin that a human being commits lies outside the body; but he who commits fornication sins against his own body.
- Weymouth Bible

Flee sexual immorality! "Every sin that a man does is outside the body," but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.
- World English Bible

Fle ye fornycacioun; al synne what euere synne a man doith, is with out the bodi; but he that doith fornycacioun, synneth ayens his bodi.
- Wycliffe Bible

flee the whoredom; every sin -- whatever a man may commit -- is without the body, and he who is committing whoredom, against his own body doth sin.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 6:18


6:18 Flee fornication - All unlawful commerce with women, with speed, with abhorrence, with all your might. Every sin that a man commits against his neighbour terminates upon an object out of himself, and does not so immediately pollute his body, though it does his soul. But he that committeth fornication, sinneth against his own body - Pollutes, dishonours, and degrades it to a level with brute beasts.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 6:18


1Co 6:18 Flee fornication. The sin must be fled. The way to avoid it is to avoid temptation. We must conquer by running away. Thus it was that Joseph prevailed. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body. The temptations come from without and assail the man through the sense. This is the rule in the case of sin. But he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. It is not said of fornication that it is not stimulated without, or that it, alone of sins, assails the body, but that it is peculiarly a sin against the body. It defiles a body which is designed to be a member of Christ, and a temple of the Holy Spirit; separates it from the union with Christ, and unites it with a harlot. The grievousness of the sin is in the desecration to such an unholy purpose of a body which has become a member of Christ, a part of the temple of God.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 6

  • A disciple
    "if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?" However it got started; the idea that we aren't supposed to use our brains or the discernment of God's Spirit in us to judge; is both against reality and all knowledge of the truth. How are we supposed to otherwise know whether we have a good or bad conscience toward God or toward each other, and to resist Satan?
  • Molly
    Love the Lord
    Don't judge anyone
    Make them feel good instead of making them sad
  • Joel ahiantafu
    Hmmm am think that Jesus able to do every things for us and he be one who died for us and he saying that : "john 9:5" is saying that as long as i am in the world i am the light of the world " yes true true and truly he be the world and i believe that Jesus is going to make it away yes and in " john 3:16 for God so loved the world that he gave his only son died for us yes i have to be early for you
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE ? !
  • Plummer harris
    I am greatful that the HOLY SPIRIT is inside of me it give me love so I can show someone else love AMEN,AMEN
  • 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.

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