1 Corinthians 6:4

“If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If then yee haue iudgements of things perteining to this life, set them to iudge who are least esteemed in the Church.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So if you have law courts dealing with matters of this life, do you appoint them as judges who are of no account in the church?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If then ye have to judge things pertaining to this life, do ye set them to judge who are of no account in the church?
- American Standard Version (1901)

If then there are questions to be judged in connection with the things of this life, why do you put them in the hands of those who have no position in the church?
- Basic English Bible

If then ye have judgments as to things of this life, set those [to judge] who are little esteemed in the assembly.
- Darby Bible

If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.
- Webster's Bible

If therefore you have things belonging to this life which need to be decided, is it men who are absolutely nothing in the Church--is it *they* whom you make your judges?
- Weymouth Bible

If then, you have to judge things pertaining to this life, do you set them to judge who are of no account in the assembly?
- World English Bible

Therfor if ye han worldli domes, ordeyne ye tho contemptible men, that ben in the chirche, to deme.
- Wycliffe Bible

of the things of life, indeed, then, if ye may have judgment, those despised in the assembly -- these cause ye to sit;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 6:4


6:4 Them who are of no esteem in the church - That is, heathens, who, as such, could be in no esteem with the Christians.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 6:4


1Co 6:4 If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life. If the saints shall have the high prerogative of judging the world and bad angels with Christ, then it is a condescension to judge of trivial earthly matters. Set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church. An ironical way of hinting that their differences were so petty as to be worthy only of the poorest witted.

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