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1 Corinthians

6:1If anyone among you has a legal dispute with another, you actually dare to take your case before the unjust and not the holy ones.6:2What!? Do you not know that the holy ones will judge the world? And if you will judge the world, can’t you handle even small-claims court?6:3You don’t seem to realize that we will judge the Messengers; how can you not judge the ordinary things of life?6:4Wouldn’t the least among you make better judges than outsiders?

6:5Now I am saying this to shame you! There is not one wise person among you who is able to judge between fellow believers,6:6so one sues another— and in front of unbelievers!6:7So you have already utterly failed because of these lawsuits among yourselves. Wouldn’t it be better to be wronged? Wouldn’t it be better to be cheated?6:8But you are injuring and cheating your own sisters and brothers!

6:9What!? Do you not understand that the unjust will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be fooled; the promiscuous, idolaters, adulterers, perverts, homosexuals,6:10thieves, the greedy, drunkards, trash talkers, extortioners— these will not inherit the kingdom of God.6:11And that’s what some of you were. But you were washed, you were made holy, you were acquitted in the Name of the Master Jesus the Anointed and in the Spirit of our God.

6:12“Everything is allowed to me,” but not everything is to my advantage. “Everything is allowed to me,” but I will not be put under the jurisdiction of anything.6:13“Food for the belly and the belly for food, and God will discard them both”. Yet the body is not for promiscuity but for the Master, and the Master for the body.6:14Now God raised the Master and will raise us through his power.

6:15Do you not know that your bodies are parts of the Anointed? And should I take those parts of the Anointed away and make them parts of a prostitute? Absolutely not!6:16What!? Do you not know that when someone joins to a prostitute the two of them become one flesh? It is written explicitly, “The two will be one flesh.”6:17Yet the one joining to the Master is one with him in spirit.

6:18So run from promiscuity. Every other failure a person commits is outside of their body, but the one who is promiscuous fails against their own body.6:19Don’t you realize that your bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit in you, which you got from God, and you are not your own?6:20For you were bought at a steep price. So then: honor God with your body.