1 Corinthians 6:7

“Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now therefore, there is vtterly a fault among you, because yee goe to law one with another: Why doe ye not rather take wrong? Why doe yee not rather suffer your selues to be defrauded?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Actually, then, it is already a defeat for you, that you have lawsuits with one another. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Nay, already it is altogether a defect in you, that ye have lawsuits one with another. Why not rather take wrong? why not rather be defrauded?
- American Standard Version (1901)

More than this, it is not to your credit to have causes at law with one another at all. Why not put up with wrong? why not undergo loss?
- Basic English Bible

Already indeed then it is altogether a fault in you that ye have suits between yourselves. Why do ye not rather suffer wrong? why are ye not rather defrauded?
- Darby Bible

Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?
- Webster's Bible

To say no more, then, it is altogether a defect in you that you have law-suits with one another. Why not rather endure injustice? Why not rather submit to being defrauded?
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore it is already altogether a defect in you, that you have lawsuits one with another. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded?
- World English Bible

And now trespas is algatis in you, for ye han domes among you. Whi rather take ye no wrong? whi rather suffre ye not disseit?
- Wycliffe Bible

Already, indeed, then, there is altogether a fault among you, that ye have judgments with one another; wherefore do ye not rather suffer injustice? wherefore be ye not rather defrauded?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 6:7


6:7 Indeed there is a fault, that ye quarrel with each other at all, whether ye go to law or no. Why do ye not rather suffer wrong - All men cannot or will not receive this saying. Many aim only at this, I will neither do wrong, nor suffer it. These are honest heathens, but no Christians.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 6:7


1Co 6:7 There is utterly a fault among you. It was a fault ("loss" or "defeat" in the Greek) to go to law at all. It was better rather take wrong . . . rather to be defrauded, than to work so great an injury to the church by the ill-feeling aroused, and by the scandal in the eyes of the heathen. The rule is, then, (1) To suffer wrong rather than to go to law. (2) If an adjudication is required, to refer to the case, not to unbelieving judges, but to a "wise man" within the church. For other Scriptures bearing on the subject, see 1Pe 2:23 Mt 5:40 1Pe 2:19 Pr 20:22.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 6

  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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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