1 Dare any of you having a business with another be judged by the wicked, and not by the saints? 2 Do you not know that the saints shall judge the world? And if the world is judged by you, are you unworthy of the lowest courts? 3 Know you not that we shall judge angels? Much more then things pertaining to this life? 4 If then you have courts for the business of this life, do you constitute them of the most abject in the church? 5 I speak to your shame. Is there not now a wise man among you? not one who can judge between his brothers? 6 But brother goes to law with brother, and that before unbelievers.
7 Now therefore there is a great fault among you, that you go to law one with another. Why not rather suffer injustice? why not rather be defrauded? 8 But you injure and defraud, and that your brothers. 9 Know you not that the unjust shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor the effeminate, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous persons, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor the rapacious, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you; but you are washed, you are sanctified, but you are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
12 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient; all things are lawful, but I will not be brought under the power of any. 13 Food for the stomach, and the stomach for food; but God will destroy both it and them. And 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 us up by his power. 15 Know you not that your bodies are Christ's members? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them a harlot's members? by no means. 16 Know you not that he who is joined to a harlot is one body [with her]? For the two, says he, shall be one flesh. 17 But he that is joined to the Lord is one spirit [with him].
18 Avoid fornication. Every crime that a man commits is out of his body; but he that commits fornication sins in his body. 19 Know you not that your bodies are a temple of the Holy Spirit in you which you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you are bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body.