6 Does any one of you who has a dispute with another+ dare to go to court before unrighteous men, and not before the holy ones? 2 Or do you not know that the holy ones will judge the world?+ And if the world is to be judged by you, are you not competent to try very trivial matters? 3 Do you not know that we will judge angels?+ Then why not matters of this life? 4 If, then, you do have matters of this life to be tried,+ is it the men looked down on in the congregation whom you assign as judges? 5 I am speaking to move you to shame. Is there not one wise man among you who is able to judge between his brothers? 6 Instead, brother goes to court against brother, and before unbelievers at that!
7 Really, it is already a defeat for you when you have lawsuits with one another. Why not rather let yourselves be wronged?+ Why do you not rather let yourselves be defrauded? 8 Instead, you wrong and defraud, and your brothers at that!
9 Or do you not know that unrighteous people will not inherit God’s Kingdom?+ Do not be misled.* Those who are sexually immoral,*+ idolaters,+ adulterers,+ men who submit to homosexual acts,+ men who practice homosexuality,*+ 10 thieves, greedy people,+ drunkards,+ revilers,* and extortioners will not inherit God’s Kingdom.+ 11 And yet that is what some of you were. But you have been washed clean;+ you have been sanctified;+ you have been declared righteous+ in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and with the spirit of our God.
12 All things are lawful* for me, but not all things are advantageous.+ All things are lawful for me, but I will not let myself be controlled* by anything. 13 Food is for the stomach and the stomach is for food, but God will bring both of them to nothing.+ The body is not for sexual immorality* but for the Lord,+ and the Lord is for the body. 14 But God raised up the Lord+ and will also raise us up out of death+ through his power.+
15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ?+ Should I, then, take the members of the Christ away and join them to a prostitute? By no means! 16 Do you not know that anyone who is joined to a prostitute is one body with her? For “the two,” says he, “will be one flesh.”+ 17 But whoever is joined to the Lord is one with him in spirit.+ 18 Flee from sexual immorality!*+ Every other sin that a man may commit is outside his body, but whoever practices sexual immorality is sinning against his own body.+ 19 Do you not know that your body is the temple+ of the holy spirit within you, which you have from God?+ Also, you do not belong to yourselves,+ 20 for you were bought with a price.+ By all means, glorify God+ in your body.+