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

  • Lilian
    We are pardoned and redeemed Jesus paid the price for us on the cross we must glorify him and praise Jesus and lift his name amen
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 7:23 YOU ARE BOUGHT WITH A PRICE BE NOT YOU THE SERVANTS OF MEN PROVERBS 8:13 THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS TO HATE EVIL PRIDE AND ARROGANCY AND THE EVIL WAY AND THE FROWARD MOUTH DO I HATE PSALM 60:11 GIVE US HELP FROM TROUBLE --- FOR VAIN IS THE HELP OF MAN --- JEREMIAH 26:2 THUS SAITH THE LORD STAND IN THE COURT OF THE LORDS HOUSE AND SPEAK UNTO ALL THE CITIES OF JUDAH WHICH COME TO WORSHIP IN THE LORDS HOUSE --- ALL THE WORDS --- THAT I COMMAND THEE TO SPEAK UNTO THEM DIMINISH NOT A WORD PROVERBS 30:6 ADD THOU NOT UNTO HIS WORDS LEST HE REPROVE THEE AND THOU BE FOUND A LIAR JOHN 8:46 WHICH OF YOU CONVINCETH ME OF SIN --- AND IF I SAY THE TRUTH --- WHY DO YOU NOT BELIVE ME ACTS 27:25 WHEREFORE SIRS BE OF GOOD CHEER FOR I BELIEVE GOD THAT IT SHALL BE EVEN AS IT WAS TOLD ME 2 PETER 2:1 BUT THERE WERE FALSE PROPHETS ALSO AMONG THE PEOPLE EVEN AS THERE SHALL BE FALSE TEACHERS AMONG YOU WHO PRIVILY SHALL BRING DAMNABLE HERESIES EVEN DENYING --- THE LORD THAT BOUGHT THEM --- AND BRING UPON THEMSELVES SWIFT DESTRUCTION PSALM 60:11 GIVE US HELP FROM TROUBLE FOR VAIN IS THE HELP OF MAN HEBREWS 13:6 SO THAT WE MAY BOLDLY SAY --- THE LORD IS MY HELPER --- AND I WILL NOT FEAR WHAT MAN SHALL DO UNTO ME
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 12:1 I BESEECH YOU THEREFORE BRETHREN BY THE MERCIES OF GOD THAT YOU PRESENT YOUR BODIES A LIVING SACRIFICE -- HOLY -- ACCEPTABLE UNTO GOD WHICH IS YOUR REASONABLE SERVICE --12:2-- AND BE NOT CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD BUT BE YOU TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND THAT YOU MAY PROVE WHAT IS THAT GOOD AND ACCEPTABLE AND PERFECT WILL OF GOD ACTS 10:35 BUT IN EVERY NATION HE THAT FEARETH HIM AND WORKETH RIGHTEOUSNESS IS ACCEPTED WITH HIM 2 CORINTHIANS 5:9 WHEREFORE WE LABOR THAT WHETHER PRESENT OR ABSENT WE MAY BE ACCEPTED OF HIM 2 CORINTHIANS 10:18 FOR NOT HE THAT COMMENDETH HIMSELF IS APPROVED BUT WHOM THE LORD COMMENDETH 1 CORINTHIANS 1:10 NOW I BESEECH YOU BRETHREN BY THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST THAT YOU ALL SPEAK THE SAME THING AND THAT THERE BE NO DIVISIONS AMONG YOU BUT THAT YOU BE PERFECTLY JOINED TOGETHER IN THE SAME MIND AND IN THE SAME JUDGEMENT
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    We should be constantly reminded that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
  • Gabriel Kyei-Yeboah
    God want us to totally preserve our body for Him always.
  • Ray321
    It's better to Love then to judge.

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