1 Corinthians 6:5

“I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I speake to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man amongst you? no not one that shall bee able to iudge betweene his brethren?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I say {this} to your shame. {Is it} so, {that} there is not among you one wise man who will be able to decide between his brethren,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I say `this' to move you to shame. What, cannot there be `found' among you one wise man who shall be able to decide between his brethren,
- American Standard Version (1901)

I say this to put you to shame. Is there not among you one wise man who may be able to give a decision between his brothers?
- Basic English Bible

I speak to you [to put you] to shame. Thus there is not a wise person among you, not even one, who shall be able to decide between his brethren!
- Darby Bible

I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that will be able to judge between his brethren?
- Webster's Bible

I say this to put you to shame. Has it come to this, that there does not exist among you a single wise man competent to decide between a man and his brother,
- Weymouth Bible

I say this to move you to shame. Isn't there even one wise man among you who would be able to decide between his brothers?
- World English Bible

Y seie to make you aschamed. So ther is not ony wise man, that may deme bitwixe a brothir and his brothir;
- Wycliffe Bible

unto your shame I speak: so there is not among you one wise man, not even one, who shall be able to discern in the midst of his brethren!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 6:5


6:5 Is there not one among you, who are such admirers of wisdom, that is wise enough to decide such causes?


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 6:5


1Co 6:5 I speak to your shame. The last sentence was spoken to shame them, not as a serious rule. He now speaks seriously. Is it so, that there not a wise man among you? A man of prudent judgment, capable of settling differences among them.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 6

  • A disciple
    It's "interesting" how the LORD is sifting and purging the hearts and minds of men these days! One person loves and is good, and seeks to bless in the Name of the Lord; and the response from many, is judging and cursing and finding fault! These are the times for searching our hearts, and setting in order before God; and not to be drawn away, after the error of the wicked; and to be faithful to HIM
  • Wayne
    Molly, what does that mean?
  • Molly
    Love the Lord
    Don't judge anyone
    Make them feel good instead of making them sad
  • Joel ahiantafu
    Hmmm am think that Jesus able to do every things for us and he be one who died for us and he saying that : "john 9:5" is saying that as long as i am in the world i am the light of the world " yes true true and truly he be the world and i believe that Jesus is going to make it away yes and in " john 3:16 for God so loved the world that he gave his only son died for us yes i have to be early for you
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE ? !
  • 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

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