1 Corinthians 6:9

“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Know yee not that the vnrighteous shall not inherite the kingdome of God? Be not deceiued: neither fornicatours, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselues with mankinde,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Or know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with men,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Have you not knowledge that evil-doers will have no part in the kingdom of God? Have no false ideas about this: no one who goes after the desires of the flesh, or gives worship to images, or is untrue when married, or is less than a man, or makes a wrong use of men,
- Basic English Bible

Do ye not know that unrighteous [persons] shall not inherit [the] kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who make women of themselves, nor who abuse themselves with men,
- Darby Bible

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
- Webster's Bible

Do you not know that unrighteous men will not inherit God's Kingdom? Cherish no delusion here. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor any who are guilty of unnatural crime,
- Weymouth Bible

Or don't you know that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don't be deceived. Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexuals,
- World English Bible

Whether ye witen not, that wickid men schulen not welde the kyngdom of God? Nyle ye erre; nethir letchours, nether men that seruen mawmetis, nether auouteris,
- Wycliffe Bible

have ye not known that the unrighteous the reign of God shall not inherit? be not led astray; neither whoremongers, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor sodomites,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Corinthians 6:9


6:9 Idolatry is here placed between fornication and adultery, because they generally accompanied it. Nor the effeminate - Who live in an easy, indolent way; taking up no cross, enduring no hardship. But how is this? These good - natured, harmless people are ranked with idolaters and sodomites! We may learn hence, that we are never secure from the greatest sins, till we guard against those which are thought the least; nor, indeed, till we think no sin is little, since every one is a step toward hell.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 6:9


1Co 6:9 The unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God. The glorious kingdom of which the church is the earthly type. The church is God's kingdom on earth, and its faithful members "inherit" the heavenly kingdom (Mt 25:34). Be not deceived. Let no one make the mistake of thinking that any unrighteous man shall be an heir. Effeminate. This and the next phrase refer to a shameful crime quite prevalent among the heathen, the first submitting themselves to the foul sensuality, and the second actively "abusing themselves with men", contrary to nature. Both are Sodomites. None guilty of any one of the list of vices given can be an heir of heaven.

Discussion for 1 Corinthians 6:9

  • Sinner Saved By Grace for verse 9
    Gods word is truth! When God created man,he said, it is not good that man should be alone. God gave him a help mate, which was a women, not a man.
  • Charliegirl for verse 9
    Be not deceived God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.Galations 6:7 The ACT itself is WICKED and PERVERSE. God never intended for two men or two women to be together sexually. If you are openly or not behaving and conducting yourself in a manner that is not pleasing to God... Better get it right. Tomorrow may be too late for you.
  • Ron Dwyer for verse 9
    you can not be openly gay and be a christian. Homosexuality is an addiction and Terrance you will have to repent and change your ways to get to heaven but the fact that you are trying will surely mean you will not be sent to hell. You must continue to put in the effort, it is tough. We all have our sinful vices and unless we cleans ourselves of our sins we will still have to earn our way in our afterlife before we can live in the full glory of God
  • Michaela...to be saved is to be redeemed, to be snatched from the jaws of hell by our Saviour. Think of it as a person out at sea drowning or in the deep end of a pool, then a lifeboat or someone comes by and pick them up out of that state or someone caught in a burning house, then a firefighter comes to their aide. It is just like that with Jesus, once you have accepted Him wholeheartedly as Lord and Saviour that is to put away all sin, He will abide in you and you will be a changed person. No one can serve two masters St. Luke 16:13 , so you must choose to either walk with Christ or live in sin. If you choose the sinful path homosexuality - being gay , then 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Galatians 5:19-21 Romans 1:18-32, makes you aware of the fact that you will not inherit the Kingdom of God. Choose wisely and turn from the ways that displeases God and seek after Him, He will deliver you from sin.
  • Yes, I do believe that homosexuality is a sin. The Old and New Testament are against it. It is clearly stated,yet people are trying to change the scriptures to make them say what they want them to say. God loves the sinner but hates the sin. When a person comes to Christ, they have to repent. If you were a prostitute, you can not stay a prostitute,or a murderer etc. we all have to repent. There is no Such thing as a Christian homosexual. Don 't be deceived. God gives us the power of the Holy Spirit to help us to change. We are new creations, old things are passed away, behold all things are become new.
  • K.P.Senthilkumar for verse 9
    Laodicean era started in 199. In this warm period people of the church are effeminate and sodomites!!! It means that they are spiritual Sinners in their relationship with GOD. Self worship and Elite worship for Cheap economic credits make them Backslidden believers. Church elders must take precautious efforts against it. Preach the Gospel. Damn prosperity blasphemy.

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