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

  • 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