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   The Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
The First Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians
[1]    DARE any of you, having a matter against his 1 neighbor, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints?
[2]  Or know ye not that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world is judged by you, are ye unworthy to 2 judge the smallest matters?
[3]  Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more, things that pertain to this life?
[4]  If then ye have to 3 judge things pertaining to this life, do 4 ye set them to judge who are of no account in the church?
[5]  I say this to move you to shame. What, 5 cannot there be found among you one wise man who shall be able to decide between his brethren,
[6]  but brother goeth to law with brother, and that before unbelievers?
[7]  Nay, already it is altogether a 6 defect in you, that ye have lawsuits one with another. Why not rather take wrong? why not rather be defrauded?
[8]  Nay, but ye yourselves do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.
[9]  Or know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with men,
[10]  nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
[11]  And such were some of you: but ye were 7 washed, but ye were sanctified, but ye were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God.
[12]    All things are lawful for me; but not all things are expedient. All things are lawful for me; but I will not be brought under the power of any.
[13]  Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall bring to nought both it and them. But the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body:
[14]  and God both raised the Lord, and will raise up us through his power.
[15]  Know ye not that your bodies are members of Christ? shall I then take away the members of Christ, and make them members of a harlot? God forbid.
[16]  Or know ye not that he that is joined to a harlot is one body? for, The twain, saith he, shall become one flesh.
[17]  But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
[18]  Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
[19]  Or know ye not that your body is a temple 8 of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have from God? and ye are not your own;
[20]  for ye were bought with a price: glorify God therefore in your body.
Note 1. Gr. the other. See Rom. 13. 8. [back]
Note 2. Gr. of the smallest tribunals. [back]
Note 3. Gr. tribunals pertaining to. [back]
Note 4. Or, set them … church. [back]
Note 5. Or, Is it so, that there cannot &c. [back]
Note 6. Or, a loss to you. [back]
Note 7. Gr. washed yourselves. [back]
Note 8. Or, sanctuary. [back]


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