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1 Corinthians 6

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Bible part  New Testament
Category  Pauline epistles
Order in the Bible part  7
1 Corinthians 6
Book  First Epistle to the Corinthians

1 Corinthians 6 is the sixth chapter of the First Epistle to the Corinthians in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. It is authored by Paul the Apostle and Sosthenes in Ephesus.

Contents

Text

  • The original text is written in Koine Greek.
  • Some of the most ancient manuscripts containing this chapter are:
  • Codex Vaticanus (AD 325-350)
  • Codex Sinaiticus (AD 330-360)
  • Codex Alexandrinus (ca. AD 400-440)
  • Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus (ca. AD 450)
  • Papyrus 11 (7th century; extant: verses 5-9, 11-18)
  • This chapter is divided into 20 verses.
  • Structure

    This chapter can be grouped:

  • 1 Corinthians 6:1-11 = Do Not Sue the Brethren
  • 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 = Glorify God in Body and Spirit
  • Verse 9

    King James Version

    Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

    Cross reference: 1 Timothy 1:10

    Verse 12

    New King James Version

    All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
  • "helpful" (NKJV) "expedient" (KJV)
  • Gill comments that "everything is not lawful to be done when the doing of them destroys the peace, comfort, and edification of others; when it stumbles and grieves weak minds, and causes offence to them"; see (1 Corinthians 10:23), so not "expedient" to use this liberty, to grieve a weak brother or to make oneself a "slave to one's appetite".

    Verse 16

    New King James Version

    Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For “the two,” He says, “shall become one flesh.”

    Cross references: Genesis 2:24

    References

    1 Corinthians 6 Wikipedia


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