1 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the a saints? 2 Do you not know that b the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 3 Do you not know that we shall c judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life? 4 If then you have 1 judgments concerning things pertaining to this life, do you appoint those who are least esteemed by the church to judge? 5 I say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you, not even one, who will be able to judge between his brethren? 6 But brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers! 7 Now therefore, it is already an utter failure for you that you go to law against one another. d Why do you not rather accept wrong? Why do you not rather let yourselves be cheated? 8 No, you yourselves do wrong and cheat, and you do these things to your brethren!
9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. e Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor 2 homosexuals, 3 nor 4 sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were f some of you. g But you were washed, but you were 5 sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.
12 h All things are lawful for me, but all things are not 6 helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of 7 any. 13 i Foods for the stomach and the stomach for foods, but God will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for j sexual immorality but k for the Lord, l and the Lord for the body. 14 And m God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up n by His power. 15 Do you not know that o your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not! 16 Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For p "the two," He says, "shall become one flesh." 8 17 q But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him. 18 r Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins s against his own body. 19 Or t do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, u and you are not your own? 20 For v you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body 9 and in your spirit, which are God's.New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.