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 for 1 Corinthians 6:9

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 for 1 Corinthians 6:9

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

  • Miles Pride on 1 Corinthians 6:9
    The Adamic Sin contaminated all humans except Christ. Diseases, deformities etc. Are also results of our cursed bodies.

    That brings up another thorny issue. Homosexuality as a "choice" is one thing. However, genetics can confuse sexual identity as well! These persons are the most complex and should NOT be confused with persons who CHOSE the life. Genuine Genetic homosexuals must trust Christ for their Salvation and their sanity. Every ones walk with Christ is personal and God gives GRACE! The most important thing to say to God to keep from GIVING HIM UP is this...LORD, you know my failings. But in spite of MY failings I will Always Declare YOU ARE RIGHT AND HOLY! FOR BETTER OR WORSE I THROW MYSELF ON YOUR MERCY. AMEN.

    This declaration from your heart will help you to cling to God when OTHER CHRISTIANS SAY "YOU" HOMOSEXUALS are Not Worthy. GOD is able and willing to keep you SAVED if you declare HIM to be RIGHT. Christ Died for you, those Christians did not. Satan wants you to abandon God, because Satan wants to drive you insane.

    One day our flesh will no longer be at odds with God's Spirit [in] us. Because as Paul says when this flesh goes back to dust, we will receive our SINLESS GLORIFIED BODIES! ALLELUYAH!!!
  • 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.
  • Eileen on 1 Corinthians 6:9
    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 on 1 Corinthians 6:9
    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.
  • Charlesgaston on 1 Corinthians 6:9
    lets get right and inherit the kingdom of God.
  • Michaela on 1 Corinthians 6:9
    Im openly gay but im also saved. am i still going to hell?
  • I love the bible I am a follower of Christ I believe Corinthians . I believe the bible and god
  • KM Charanga on 1 Corinthians 6:9
    Is it possible to resist all the sins without being filled with the HOLY SPIRIT?
    If no, how do I submit myself to GOD? Can I submit to Him unrighteously?
    Because I am afraid without true submission, being filled with the Holy Spirit if fairly impossible.
    Please help.
  • I am responding to Terrance's comment / question
    which is : "Is homo***uality really a sin?" Yes-
    it most certainly is a sin. I truly sympathize that you are struggling with it , and it is joyful
    that you believe God will deliver you from it in the future . Rejoice , because Christ declared that He will NOT turn anyone away who comes to Him . If you seek forgiveness , healing , and a new life - go to Christ with a penitent heart , and He will not turn you away !!! You are NOT alone , Terrance !!! MANY people struggle with all
    kinds of sins , including ***ual immorality . I do
    too - but I know that God is reforming me , and will complete a work He has begun in me . I have the same hope for you as well ...!! Don't take the sinful state for granted , but do remember the
    theif on the cross who was forgiven ALL his sins and promised by Christ that he would be in paradise with Him that very day ... !! God bless you , Terrance !!!
  • Terrance on 1 Corinthians 6:9
    Is homosexuality really a sin? I have been trying to change but I really struggle with it, I know one day God will deliver me from it.


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