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Jehovah’s Witnesses


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1 Corinthians 6:1-20

6  Does anyone of YOU that has a case+ against the other dare to go to court before unrighteous men,+ and not before the holy ones?+  Or do YOU not know that the holy ones will judge+ the world?+ And if the world is to be judged by YOU, are YOU unfit to try very trivial+ matters?  Do YOU not know that we shall judge angels?+ Why, then, not matters of this life?  If, then, YOU do have matters of this life to be tried,+ is it the men looked down upon in the congregation that YOU put in as judges?+  I am speaking to move YOU to shame.+ Is it true that there is not one wise man+ among YOU that will be able to judge between his brothers,  but brother goes to court with brother, and that before unbelievers?+  Really, then, it means altogether a defeat for YOU that YOU are having lawsuits+ with one another. Why do YOU not rather let yourselves be wronged?+ Why do YOU not rather let yourselves be defrauded?+  To the contrary, YOU wrong and defraud, and YOUR brothers at that.+  What! Do YOU not know that unrighteous persons will not inherit God’s kingdom?+ Do not be misled. Neither fornicators,+ nor idolaters,+ nor adulterers,*+ nor men kept for unnatural purposes,+ nor men who lie with men,*+ 10  nor thieves, nor greedy+ persons, nor drunkards,+ nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit God’s kingdom.+ 11  And yet that is what some of YOU were.+ But YOU have been washed clean,+ but YOU have been sanctified,*+ but YOU have been declared righteous+ in the name of our* Lord Jesus Christ+ and with the spirit of our God.+ 12  All things are lawful for me; but not all things are advantageous.+ All things are lawful+ for me; but I will not let myself be brought under authority by anything.+ 13  Foods for the belly, and the belly for foods;+ but God will bring both it and them to nothing.+ Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord;+ and the Lord is for the body.+ 14  But God both raised up the Lord+ and will raise us up out of [death]+ through his power.+ 15  Do YOU not know that YOUR bodies are members+ of Christ?+ Shall I, then, take the members of the Christ away and make them members of a harlot?*+ Never may that happen! 16  What! Do YOU not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body? For, “The two,” says he,* “will be one flesh.”+ 17  But he who is joined to the Lord is one+ spirit.+ 18  Flee from fornication.+ Every other sin that a man may commit is outside his* body, but he that practices fornication is sinning against his own body.+ 19  What! Do YOU not know that the body of YOU people is [the] temple*+ of the holy spirit within YOU,+ which YOU have from God? Also, YOU do not belong to yourselves,+ 20  for YOU were bought with a price.+ By all means, glorify God+ in the body+ of YOU people.


“Adulterers.” Lat., a·dul′te·ri.
Or, “nor sodomites.” Lit., “nor liers with males.” Gr., ou′te ar·se·no·koi′tai; Lat., ne′que ma·scu·lo′rum con·cu·bi·to′res.
Or, “you have been held sacred (treated as holy).” Gr., he·gi·a′sthe·te; Lat., sanc·ti·fi·ca′ti e′stis; J17,22(Heb.), qud·dash·tem′.
“Our,” BVgSypArm; P46אAD omit.
Or, “fornicatrix; prostitute.” Gr., por′nes.
Or, “it,” that is, the scripture.
Lit., “of the.”
Or, “divine habitation (dwelling).” Gr., na·os′; Lat., tem′plum; J17(Heb.), heh·khal′, “palace (temple) of.”