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1 Corinthians 6

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1 Corinthians 6

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.



  • 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


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