1 Does any one of you, when he has a case against his neighbor, dare to go to law before the unrighteous and anot before the saints? 2 Or ado you not know that bthe saints will judge cthe world? If the world is judged by you, are you not competent to constitute the smallest law courts? 3 aDo you not know that we will judge angels? How much more matters of this life? 4 So if you have law courts dealing with matters of this life, do you appoint them as judges who are of no account in the church? 5 aI say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not among you one wise man who will be able to decide between his bbrethren, 6 but brother goes to law with brother, and that before aunbelievers? 7 Actually, then, it is already a defeat for you, that you have lawsuits with one another. aWhy not rather be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded? 8 On the contrary, you yourselves wrong and defraud. You do this even to your abrethren. 9 Or ado you not know that the unrighteous will not binherit the kingdom of God? cDo not be deceived; dneither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will ainherit the kingdom of God. 11 aSuch were some of you; but you were bwashed, but you were csanctified, but you were djustified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. 12 aAll things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything. 13 aFood is for the stomach and the stomach is for food, but God will bdo away with both of them. Yet the body is not for immorality, but cfor the Lord, and dthe Lord is for the body. 14 Now God has not only araised the Lord, but bwill also raise us up through His power. 15 aDo you not know that byour bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take away the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? cMay it never be! 16 Or ado you not know that the one who joins himself to a prostitute is one body with her? For He says, "bTHE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH." 17 But the one who joins himself to the Lord is aone spirit with Him. 18 aFlee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body. 19 Or ado you not know that byour body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that cyou are not your own? 20 For ayou have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in byour body.