1 Which one of you having a matter dares to go to law with another before the unrighteous, and not before the saints? 2 Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? and if the world is judged by you, are you unworthy of the smallest judgments? 3 Do you not know that we shall judge angels, not indeed matters of this life? 4 Then if indeed you have judgments appertaining to this life, do you sit those down who are little esteemed in the church? 5 I speak this to your shame. Is there not one wise man among you who shall be able to judge between his brother? 6 But does brother go to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers?
7 Indeed it is already altogether a small matter to you, that you have law-suits one with another. Why do you not rather stiffer injustice? why are you not rather defrauded? 8 But you inflict injustice, and defraud, and that your brethren. 9 Do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? He not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor catamites, nor Sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor scolds, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but you have washed, but you have been sanctified, but you have been justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and by the Spirit of our God.
12 All things are lawful to me, but all things are not profitable: all things are lawful, but I will not be brought under the power of any. 13 Meats for the stomach, and the stomach for meats: but God will destroy both this and them. The body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body: 14 but God both raised up the Lord, and will raise you up through his power. 15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? then taking the members of Christ, shall I make them the members of a harlot? it could not be so. 16 Do you not know that he who is joined to the harlot is one body? for it says, They two shall be one flesh. 17 But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit.
18 Fly from fornication. Every sin which a man may commit is outside of his body; the one committing fornication sins against his own body. 19 Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? and you are not your own; 20 for you have been bought with a price: indeed glorify God in your body.