1 Corinthians 6:19

“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?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

What, know ye not that your body is the Temple of the holy Ghost which is in you, which yee haue of God, and ye are not your owne?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Or know ye not that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have from God? and ye are not your own;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Or are you not conscious that your body is a house for the Holy Spirit which is in you, and which has been given to you by God? and you are not the owners of yourselves;
- Basic English Bible

Do ye not know that your body is [the] temple of the Holy Spirit which [is] in you, which ye have of God; and ye are not your own?
- Darby Bible

What, know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have from God, and ye are not your own?
- Webster's Bible

Or do you not know that your bodies are a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is within you--the Spirit whom you have from God?
- Weymouth Bible

Or don't you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which you have from God? You are not your own,
- World English Bible

Whether ye witen not, that youre membris ben the temple of the Hooli Goost, that is in you, whom ye han of God, and ye ben not youre owne?
- Wycliffe Bible

Have ye not known that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit in you, which ye have from God? and ye are not your own,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 6:19


6:19 And even your body is not, strictly speaking, your own even this is the temple of the Holy Ghost - Dedicated to him, and inhabited by him. What the apostle calls elsewhere the temple of God, #1Cor 3:16|,17, and the temple of the living God, #2Cor 6:16|, he here styles the temple of the Holy Ghost; plainly showing that the Holy Ghost is the living God.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 6:19


1Co 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost. This makes clear how terrible is the sin of defiling the body by licentiousness. It is desecrating God's temple. As the Shekinah dwelt in the temple of Israel, so the Holy Spirit in Christ's temple, which we are. Ye are not your own. But members of Christ, and hence have not the right to use our bodies to our own pleasure.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 6

  • Ray321
    25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, 26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: Paul's gospel is God approved
  • Ray321
    It's better to Love then to judge.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX ! THE REAL YOU IS CHRIST IN YOU THE LIVING HOPE OF GLORY AMEN AND AMEN INDEED ! Both our Heavenly Abba Dad Yahweh along with His Son our Glorious Lord and near future Majesty King to come Christ Yeshua Jesus knew full well what was going to happen to the the true bride before the first century church had ended. Elijah will Restore all things as the Word has spoken Glory to GOD AMEN. SHALOM