Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



Can it be that, when one of you has a dispute with another, he dares to have his case tried before the heathen, instead of before Christ's People? Do not you know that Christ's People will try the world? And if the world is to be tried by you, are you unfit to try the most trivial cases? Do not you know that we are to try angels-to say nothing of the affairs of this life? read more.
Why, then, if you have cases relating to the affairs of this life, do you set to try them men who carry no weight with the Church? To your shame I ask it. Can it be that there is not one man among you wise enough to decide between two of his Brothers? Must Brother go to law with Brother, and that, too, before unbelievers? To begin with, it is undoubtedly a loss to you to have lawsuits with one another. Why not rather let yourselves be wronged? Why not rather let yourselves be cheated? Instead of this, you wrong and cheat others yourselves-yes, even your Brothers!


Do not you know that your bodies are Christ's members? Am I, then, to take the members that belong to the Christ and make them the members of a prostitute? Heaven forbid!


Do not you know that we are to try angels-to say nothing of the affairs of this life?




Can it be that, when one of you has a dispute with another, he dares to have his case tried before the heathen, instead of before Christ's People? Do not you know that Christ's People will try the world? And if the world is to be tried by you, are you unfit to try the most trivial cases? Do not you know that we are to try angels-to say nothing of the affairs of this life? read more.
Why, then, if you have cases relating to the affairs of this life, do you set to try them men who carry no weight with the Church? To your shame I ask it. Can it be that there is not one man among you wise enough to decide between two of his Brothers? Must Brother go to law with Brother, and that, too, before unbelievers? To begin with, it is undoubtedly a loss to you to have lawsuits with one another. Why not rather let yourselves be wronged? Why not rather let yourselves be cheated? Instead of this, you wrong and cheat others yourselves-yes, even your Brothers!

Be ready to make friends with your opponent, even when you meet him on your way to the court; for fear that he should hand you over to the judge, and the judge to his officer, and you should be thrown into prison. I tell you, you will not come out until you have paid the last penny.


Be ready to make friends with your opponent, even when you meet him on your way to the court; for fear that he should hand you over to the judge, and the judge to his officer, and you should be thrown into prison.

Can it be that, when one of you has a dispute with another, he dares to have his case tried before the heathen, instead of before Christ's People? Do not you know that Christ's People will try the world? And if the world is to be tried by you, are you unfit to try the most trivial cases? Do not you know that we are to try angels-to say nothing of the affairs of this life? read more.
Why, then, if you have cases relating to the affairs of this life, do you set to try them men who carry no weight with the Church? To your shame I ask it. Can it be that there is not one man among you wise enough to decide between two of his Brothers? Must Brother go to law with Brother, and that, too, before unbelievers? To begin with, it is undoubtedly a loss to you to have lawsuits with one another. Why not rather let yourselves be wronged? Why not rather let yourselves be cheated? Instead of this, you wrong and cheat others yourselves-yes, even your Brothers!

When, for instance, you are going with your opponent before a magistrate, on your way to the court do your best to be quit of him; for fear that he should drag you before the judge, when the judge will hand you over to the bailiff of the court, and the bailiff throw you into prison.


But Prince Herod, being rebuked by John respecting Herodias, the wife of Herod's brother, and for all the evil things that he had done,

There is a wide-spread report respecting a case of immorality among you, and that, too, of a kind that does not occur even among the Gentiles-a man, I hear, is living with his father's wife! Instead of grieving over it and taking steps for the expulsion of the man who has done this thing, is it possible that you are still puffed up? For I myself, though absent in body, have been present with you in spirit, and in the name of our Lord Jesus I have already passed judgment, just as if I had been present, upon the man who has acted in this way. read more.
I have decided-having been present in spirit at your meetings, when the power of the Lord Jesus was with us- To deliver such a man as this over to Satan, that what is sensual in him may be destroyed, so that his spirit may be saved at the Day of the Lord.


Can it be that, when one of you has a dispute with another, he dares to have his case tried before the heathen, instead of before Christ's People? Do not you know that Christ's People will try the world? And if the world is to be tried by you, are you unfit to try the most trivial cases? Do not you know that we are to try angels-to say nothing of the affairs of this life? read more.
Why, then, if you have cases relating to the affairs of this life, do you set to try them men who carry no weight with the Church? To your shame I ask it. Can it be that there is not one man among you wise enough to decide between two of his Brothers? Must Brother go to law with Brother, and that, too, before unbelievers? To begin with, it is undoubtedly a loss to you to have lawsuits with one another. Why not rather let yourselves be wronged? Why not rather let yourselves be cheated? Instead of this, you wrong and cheat others yourselves-yes, even your Brothers!

But I appeal to you, Brothers, by the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to agree in what you profess, and not to allow divisions to exist among you, but to be united-of one mind and of one opinion. For I have been informed, my Brothers, by the members of Chloe's household, that party feeling exists among you. I mean this, that every one of you says either 'I follow Paul,' or 'I Apollos,' or 'I Kephas,' or 'I Christ.' read more.
You have rent the Christ in pieces! Was it Paul who was crucified for you? or were you baptized into the Faith of Paul?

When, however, John saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to receive his baptism, he said to them: "You brood of vipers! Who has prompted you to seek refuge from the coming judgment?

In giving directions on the next subject, I cannot praise you; because your meetings do more harm than good. To begin with, I hear you and, to some extent, I believe it. Indeed, there must be actual parties among you, for so only will the men of real worth become known. read more.
When you meet together, as I understand, it is not possible to eat the Lord's Supper; For, as you eat, each of you tries to secure his own supper first, with the result that one has too little to eat, and another has too much to drink! Have you no houses in which you can eat and drink? Or are you trying to show your contempt for the Church of God, and to humiliate the poor? What can I say to you? Shall I praise you? In this matter I cannot praise you.


Can it be that, when one of you has a dispute with another, he dares to have his case tried before the heathen, instead of before Christ's People? Do not you know that Christ's People will try the world? And if the world is to be tried by you, are you unfit to try the most trivial cases? Do not you know that we are to try angels-to say nothing of the affairs of this life? read more.
Why, then, if you have cases relating to the affairs of this life, do you set to try them men who carry no weight with the Church? To your shame I ask it. Can it be that there is not one man among you wise enough to decide between two of his Brothers? Must Brother go to law with Brother, and that, too, before unbelievers? To begin with, it is undoubtedly a loss to you to have lawsuits with one another. Why not rather let yourselves be wronged? Why not rather let yourselves be cheated? Instead of this, you wrong and cheat others yourselves-yes, even your Brothers!