1 Corinthians 6
The Corinthians must not vex their brethren, in going to law with them:
1 Corinthians 6:1 Dare any of you, hauing businesse with another, be iudged vnder the vniust, and not rather vnder ye saintes? 1 Corinthians 6:2 Do ye not knowe that the saintes shall iudge the worlde? If the worlde shalbe iudged by you, are ye vnworthy to iudge the smallest matters? 1 Corinthians 6:3 Know ye not howe that we shal iudge the angels? Howe much more thinges that parteyne to this lyfe? 1 Corinthians 6:4 If then ye haue iudgement of thinges parteynyng to this lyfe, set vp them to iudge whiche are least esteemed in the Churche. 1 Corinthians 6:5 I speake it to your shame: Is it so that there is not a wyse man among you? no not one that can iudge betwene brother and brother?
especially under infidels.
1 Corinthians 6:6 But one brother goeth to law with another, and that vnder the vnbeleuers? 1 Corinthians 6:7 Nowe therefore there is vtterly a fault among you, because ye go to lawe one with another: Why rather suffer ye not wrong? why rather suffer ye not harme? 1 Corinthians 6:8 Nay, ye your selues do wrong, and do harme, and that to your brethren.
The unrighteous shall not inherit the Kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 6:9 Knowe ye not that the vnrighteous shall not inherite the kingdome of God? Be not deceaued: neither fornicatours, nor idolatours, nor adulterers, nor weaklinges, nor abusers of them selues with mankinde, 1 Corinthians 6:10 Nor theeues, nor couetous, nor drunckardes, nor cursed speakers, nor pyllers, shall inherite the kingdome of God. 1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you: but ye are wasshed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are iustified in the name of the Lord Iesus, and by the spirite of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:12 All thinges are lawfull vnto me, but al thinges are not profitable: Al things are lawfull vnto me, but I will not be brought vnder the power of any. 1 Corinthians 6:13 Meates [are ordeyned] for the belly, and the belly for meates: but God shall destroy both it, and them. Nowe the body [is] not for fornication: but for the Lorde, and the Lorde for the body. 1 Corinthians 6:14 And God both hath raysed vp the Lorde, and also shall rayse vs vp by his power.
Our bodies are the members of Christ.
1 Corinthians 6:15 Knowe ye not that your bodies are the members of Christe? Shall I then take the members of Christe, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbyd.
They must not therefore be defiled.
1 Corinthians 6:16 Know ye not, that he whiche coupleth him selfe with an harlot, is one body? For two (sayth he) shalbe one fleshe. 1 Corinthians 6:17 But he that is ioyned vnto the Lord is one spirite. 1 Corinthians 6:18 Flee fornication. Euery synne that a man doeth, is without the body: but he that committeth fornication, sinneth against his owne body.
They are temples of the Holy Ghost.
1 Corinthians 6:19 Knowe ye not that your body is the temple of the holy ghost [whiche is] in you, whom ye haue of God, and ye are not your owne? 1 Corinthians 6:20 For ye are dearely bought: therefore glorifie God in your body and in your spirite, which are Gods.