The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians
1 – Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to be judged before the unjust, and not before the saints ?
2 – Know you not that the saints shall judge this world ? And if the world shall be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters ?
3 – Know you not that we shall judge angels ? how much more things of this world ?
4 – If therefore you have judgments of things pertaining to this world, set them to judge, who are the most despised in the church.
5 – I speak to your shame. Is it so that there is not among you any one wise man, that is able to judge between his brethren ?
6 – But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before unbelievers.
7 – Already indeed there is plainly a fault among you, that you have lawsuits one with another. Why do you not rather take wrong? Why do you not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?
8 – But you do wrong and defraud, and that to your brethren.
9 – Know you not that the unjust shall not possess the kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers,
10 – Nor the effeminate, nor liers with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor railers, nor extortioners, shall possess the kingdom of God.
11 – And such some of you were; but you are washed, but you are sanctified, but you are justified in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Spirit of our God.
12 – All things are lawful to me, but all things are not expedient. All things are lawful to me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
13 – Meat for the belly, and the belly for the meats; but God shall destroy both it and them: but the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
14 – Now God hath both raised up the Lord, and will raise us up also by his power.
15 – Know you not that your bodies are the members of Christ ? Shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot ? God forbid.
16 – Or know you not, that he who is joined to a harlot, is made one body ? For they shall be, saith he, two in one flesh.
17 – But he who is joined to the Lord, is one spirit.
18 – Fly fornication. Every sin that a man doth, is without the body; but he that committeth fornication, sinneth against his own body.
19 – Or know you not, that your members are the temple of the Holy Ghost, who is in you, whom you have from God; and you are not your own ?
20 – For you are bought with a great price. Glorify and bear God in your body.
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