1 Corinthians 6
The Corinthians must not vex their brethren, in going to law with them:
1 Corinthians 6:1 Howe dare one of you hauynge busines wyth another, go to law vnder the wycked, and not rather vnder the sainctes? 1 Corinthians 6:2 Do ye not knowe that the sainctes shall iudge the worlde? Yf the world shal be iudged by you: are ye not good ynoughe to iudge smal tryfles: 1 Corinthians 6:3 know ye not how that we shal iudge the aungels? Howe much more maye we iudge thinges that pertayne to the lyfe? 1 Corinthians 6:4 Yf ye haue iudgementes of worldlye matters, take them whiche are despised in the congregacion, and make them iudges. 1 Corinthians 6:5 Thys I saye to youre shame. Is there vtterlye no wyse man amonge you. What, not one at al, that can iudge betwene brother and brother,
especially under infidels.
1 Corinthians 6:6 but one brother goeth to lawe with another, and that vnder the vnbeleuers? 1 Corinthians 6:7 Nowe therfore, there is vtterlye a faute amonge you, because ye go to law one wyth another. Why rather suffer ye not wronge? Why rather suffre ye not youre selues to be robbed? 1 Corinthians 6:8 naye, ye youre selues do wronge, and robbe: and that the brethren.
The unrighteous shall not inherit the Kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 6:9 Do ye not remembre, howe that the vnrightuous shall not inheret the kyngdome of God? Be not deceyued. For neither fornicatours, neither worshipers of ymages, neither whormongers, neyther weaklinges, neither abusers of them selues wyth the mankynde, 1 Corinthians 6:10 neither theues, neythe couetous, neither dronkardes, neither cursed speakers, neither pyllars, shall inherete þe kyngedome of God. 1 Corinthians 6:11 And suche were ye verelye, but ye are washed, ye are sanctifyed, ye are iustifyed by the name of the Lorde Iesus, and by the spyryte of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:12 All thinges are lawfull vnto me: but all thinges are not profitable. I may do all thynges, but I wil be brought vnder no mans power, 1 Corinthians 6:13 Meates are ordeyned for þe belly, and the belly for meates, but God shall destroye both it and them. Let not the bodye be applied vnto fornication, but vnto the Lorde, and the Lorde vnto the body. 1 Corinthians 6:14 God hath raysed vp the Lorde, and shal rayse vs vp by his power.
Our bodies are the members of Christ.
1 Corinthians 6:15 Either remembre ye not, that youre bodyes are the membres of Christe, shal I now take the membres of Christ, and make them the membres of an harlotte? God forbid.
They must not therefore be defiled.
1 Corinthians 6:16 Do ye not vnderstande, that he whiche coupleth him selfe with an harlot, is become one body? For two (sayth he) shalbe one flesh. 1 Corinthians 6:17 But he that is ioyned vnto the Lorde, is one spyryte. 1 Corinthians 6:18 Fle fornycatyon. Al synnes that a man doth, are without the body. But he that is a fornicatour, sinneth agaynst his owne bodye.
They are temples of the Holy Ghost.
1 Corinthians 6:19 Either knowe ye not howe that youre bodies are the temple of the holye ghoste, whyche is in you, whome ye haue of God, and how that ye are not your owne? 1 Corinthians 6:20 For ye are dearlye boughte. Therfore glorifye ye God in youre bodyes, and in youre spyrytes, for they are Goddes.