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 6:18

  • the act of fornication starts from the mind one must control his thoughts and renew the mind with the word of God according to Roman 12 1 2
  • Clemence for verse 18
    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.
  • 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.
  • Fleeing from fornication includes avoiding pornography, moral uncleanness, sexual fantasizing, flirting anything that can lead to fornication.
  • This shows how important it is to keep as far away from fornication as possible. Don't fantasize about it or see how close you can get because that we be doing the complete opposite of what this verse says.
  • God help us. esp the youth to withstand this sin. Have mercy on us.

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