1 DOES any one of you, if he has a grievance against another, dare to bring the case before the unrighteous and not before the holy?
2 Do you not know that the holy are going to judge the world? If the world is to be judged by you, are you unfit for the most trivial cases?
3 Do you not know that we are to judge angels, to say nothing of affairs of this life?
4 If then you have affairs of this life, do you ask men who in the view of the church count for nothing to sit as judges?
5 I say this to your shame. Is it true that there is among you no one wise enough to judge between a man and his brother,
6 but brother goes to law with brother and that before unbelievers?
7 Now this is an utter failure on your part that you have lawsuits with one another. Why not rather let yourselves be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded?
8 But you yourselves practice wrongs and frauds \'97 and that upon your brethren.
9 Do you not know that unrighteous people will not inherit the kingdom of God? Make no mistake, neither the unchaste, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who practice unnatural vices,
10 nor thieves, nor the avaricious, nor drunkards, nor the abusive, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And such some of you were. But you have washed yourselves; but you have been made holy; but you have been pronounced righteous in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.
12 All things are lawful for me, but not everything is beneficial. All things are lawful, but I will not be overpowered by anything.
13 Food of all kinds is for the stomach and the stomach for foods. But God will end the function of one and the other. The body is not for unchastity, but for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body.
14 God raised the Lord and will also raise us through his power.
15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never!
16 Do you not know that he who unites himself to a prostitute is one body with her? For God says, "The two shall become one flesh."
17 He who is united to the Lord is one spirit.
18 Shun unchastity. Every other sin that a man does is apart from the body, but the unchaste sins 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, and that you are not your own?
20 For you were bought with a price. Glorify God then in your bodies.