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

  • Bruce
    Woody:Enter ye in at The Strait Gate: for wide is The Gate and Broad is The Way, that Leadeth to Destruction and Many there be which go in thereat:Because Strait is The Gate and narrow is The Way which leadeth unto Life and Few ---that Find it:Matthew 7:13-14 / Whosoever was not Found Written in The Book of Life was cast into The Lake of Fire: Revelation20:15. / Only by His Blood We can Enter
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 127:1 except THE LORD build the house they labor in vain that build it except THE LORD keep the city the watchman waketh but in vain PROVERBS 8:14 counsel is mine and sound wisdom I am understanding I have strength ACTS 20:32 and now brethren I commend you to GOD and to the word of-- HIS GRACE --which is able to build you up and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 24:3 through wisdom is an house builded and by understanding it is established -24:4- and by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches -24:5- a wise man is strong yea a man of knowledge increaseth strength 2 CORINTHIANS 12:9 and HE said unto me --MY GRACE-- IS SUFFICIENT -- for thee for MY strength is made perfect in weakness .......
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 3:10 according to the grace of GOD which is given unto me as a wise masterbuilder I have laid the foundation and another buildeth thereon but let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon TITUS 2:11for the grace of GOD that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men -2:12- teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts we should live soberly righteously and godly .......
  • Woody
    KJV remains the only Bible I have ever read in my 62 years . It is the only Bible needed as God's word is most clear but if ever clarity is needed simply be silent and listen to God with your heart. Not one person is deserving of God's grace but he gave it to us anyway and through Jesus Christ we all have eternal salvation and shall inherit the kingdom of God and dwell in His house
  • Woody
    A very clear declaration that not even one has lived a life that would exclude them from those who shall not inherit the kingdom of God. We are instructed yet again to refrain from judging others. Jesus Christ gave his life for our salvation and through the grace of God we shall inherit the kingdom of God. It’s a promise to us by God. Our loving Father has infinite love for us and all are saved

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