5:1It is universally reported that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not even among the nations, so that one should have his father's wife.
5:2And *ye* are puffed up, and ye have not rather mourned, in order that he that has done this deed might be taken away out of the midst of you.
5:3For *I*, as absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged as present,
5:4to deliver, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (ye and my spirit being gathered together, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ), him that has so wrought this:
5:5to deliver him, I say, being such, to Satan for destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
5:6Your boasting is not good. Do ye not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?
5:7Purge out the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, according as ye are unleavened. For also our passover, Christ, has been sacrificed;
5:8so that let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, nor with leaven of malice and wickedness, but with unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
5:9I have written to you in the epistle not to mix with fornicators;
5:10not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the avaricious and rapacious, or idolaters, since then ye should go out of the world.
5:11But now I have written to you, if any one called brother be fornicator, or avaricious, or idolater, or abusive, or a drunkard, or rapacious, not to mix with him; with such a one not even to eat.
5:12For what have *I* to do with judging those outside also? *ye*, do not ye judge them that are within?
5:13But those without God judges. Remove the wicked person from amongst yourselves.
6:1Dare any one of you, having a matter against another, prosecute his suit before the unjust, and not before the saints?
6:3Do ye not know that we shall judge angels? and not then matters of this life?
6:4If then ye have judgments as to things of this life, set those to judge who are little esteemed in the assembly.
6:5I speak to you to put you to shame. Thus there is not a wise person among you, not even one, who shall be able to decide between his brethren!
6:6But brother prosecutes his suit with brother, and that before unbelievers.
6:7Already indeed then it is altogether a fault in you that ye have suits between yourselves. Why do ye not rather suffer wrong? why are ye not rather defrauded?
6:8But *ye* do wrong, and defraud, and this your brethren.
6:9Do ye not know that unrighteous persons shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who make women of themselves, nor who abuse themselves with men,
6:10nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor abusive persons, nor the rapacious, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
6:12All things are lawful to me, but all things do not profit; all things are lawful to me, but *I* will not be brought under the power of any.
6:13Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats; but God will bring to nothing both it and them: but the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
6:14And God has both raised up the Lord, and will raise us up from among the dead by his power.
6:15Do ye not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then, taking the members of the Christ, make them members of a harlot? Far be the thought.
6:16Do ye not know that he that is joined to the harlot is one body? for the two, he says, shall be one flesh.
6:17But he that is joined to the Lord is one Spirit.
6:18Flee fornication. Every sin which a man may practise is without the body, but he that commits fornication sins against his own body.
6:19Do ye not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have of God; and ye are not your own?
6:20for ye have been bought with a price: glorify now then God in your body.
7:1But concerning the things of which ye have written to me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman;
7:2but on account of fornications, let each have his own wife, and each woman have her own husband.
7:3Let the husband render her due to the wife, and in like manner the wife to the husband.
7:4The wife has not authority over her own body, but the husband: in like manner also the husband has not authority over his own body, but the wife.
7:5Defraud not one another, unless, it may be, by consent for a time, that ye may devote yourselves to prayer, and again be together, that Satan tempt you not because of your incontinency.
7:6But this I say, as consenting to, not as commanding it.
7:7Now I wish all men to be even as myself: but every one has his own gift of God: one man thus, and another thus.
7:8But I say to the unmarried and to the widows, It is good for them that they remain even as I.
7:9But if they have not control over themselves, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn.
7:10But to the married I enjoin, not *I*, but the Lord, Let not wife be separated from husband;
7:11(but if also she shall have been separated, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband;) and let not husband leave wife.
7:12But as to the rest, *I* say, not the Lord, If any brother have an unbelieving wife, and *she* consent to dwell with him, let him not leave her.
7:13And a woman who has an unbelieving husband, and he consents to dwell with her, let her not leave her husband.
7:14For the unbelieving husband is sanctified in the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified in the brother; since otherwise indeed your children are unclean, but now they are holy.
7:15But if the unbeliever go away, let them go away; a brother or a sister is not bound in such cases, but God has called us in peace.
7:16For what knowest thou, O wife, if thou shalt save thy husband? or what knowest thou, O husband, if thou shalt save thy wife?
7:17However, as the Lord has divided to each, as God has called each, so let him walk; and thus I ordain in all the assemblies.
7:18Has any one been called circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised: has any one been called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised.
7:19Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing; but keeping God's commandments.
7:20Let each abide in that calling in which he has been called.
7:21Hast thou been called being a bondman, let it not concern thee; but and if thou canst become free, use it rather.
7:22For the bondman that is called in the Lord is the Lord's freedman; in like manner also the freeman being called is Christ's bondman.
7:23Ye have been bought with a price; do not be the bondmen of men.
7:24Let each, wherein he is called, brethren, therein abide with God.
7:25But concerning virgins, I have no commandment of the Lord; but I give my opinion, as having received mercy of the Lord to be faithful.
7:26I think then that this is good, on account of the present necessity, that it is good for a man to remain so as he is.
7:27Art thou bound to a wife? seek not to be loosed; art thou free from a wife? do not seek a wife.
7:28But if thou shouldest also marry, thou hast not sinned; and if the virgin marry, they have not sinned: but such shall have tribulation in the flesh; but I spare you.
7:29But this I say, brethren, the time is straitened. For the rest, that they who have wives, be as not having any:
7:30and they that weep, as not weeping; and they that rejoice, as not rejoicing; and they that buy, as not possessing;
7:31and they that use the world, as not disposing of it as their own; for the fashion of this world passes.
7:32But I wish you to be without care. The unmarried cares for the things of the Lord, how he shall please the Lord;
7:33but he that has married cares for the things of the world, how he shall please his wife.
7:34There is a difference between the wife and the virgin. The unmarried cares for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and spirit; but she that has married cares for the things of the world, how she shall please her husband.
7:35But I say this for your own profit; not that I may set a snare before you, but for what is seemly, and waiting on the Lord without distraction.
7:36But if any one think that he behaves unseemly to his virginity, if he be beyond the flower of his age, and so it must be, let him do what he will, he does not sin: let them marry.
7:37But he who stands firm in his heart, having no need, but has authority over his own will, and has judged this in his heart to keep his own virginity, he does well.
7:38So that he that marries himself does well; and he that does not marry does better.
7:39A wife is bound for whatever time her husband lives; but if the husband be fallen asleep, she is free to be married to whom she will, only in the Lord.
7:40But she is happier if she so remain, according to my judgment; but I think that *I* also have God's Spirit.
8:1But concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know, (for we all have knowledge: knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.
8:2If any one think he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know it.
8:3But if any one love God, *he* is known of him):
8:4-- concerning then the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God save one.
8:5For and if indeed there are those called gods, whether in heaven or on earth, (as there are gods many, and lords many,)
8:6yet to us there is one God, the Father, of whom all things, and *we* for him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and *we* by him.
8:7But knowledge is not in all: but some, with conscience of the idol, until now eat as of a thing sacrificed to idols; and their conscience, being weak, is defiled.
8:8But meat does not commend us to God; neither if we should not eat do we come short; nor if we should eat have we an advantage.
8:9But see lest anywise this your right to eat itself be a stumbling-block to the weak.
8:11and the weak one, the brother for whose sake Christ died, will perish through thy knowledge.
8:12Now, thus sinning against the brethren, and wounding their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.
8:13Wherefore if meat be a fall-trap to my brother, I will eat no flesh for ever, that I may not be a fall-trap to my brother.