Modern Literal Version
[1 Corinthians 6]

     6:1 Does anyone of youĎ, having a matter of strife toward the other, dare to have a lawsuit in front of the unrighteous and not in front of the holy-ones? 6:2 Or do youĎ not know that the holy-ones will be judging the world? And if the world is judged among youĎ, are youĎ unworthy of the least of courts? 6:3 Do youĎ not know that we will be judging the messengers? Why not judge the things of everyday life? 6:4 Therefore, if youĎ indeed have courts concerning things of everyday life, why are youĎ seating those who have been scorned in the congregation*as judges? 6:5 I am saying this to shame youĎ. So is there not one wise person among youĎ? Not even one who will be able to judge between his brethren? 6:6 But brother is in a lawsuit with brother, and that in front of unbelievers! 6:7 Therefore, it is indeed already a literal loss to youĎ, that youĎ have lawsuits with yourselves. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded? 6:8 Butinstead youĎ yourselves do wrong and defraud, and youĎ do these things to brethren.

     6:9 Or do youĎ not know that the unrighteous will not be inheriting the kingdom of God? DoĎnot be misled. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor pedophiles, nor homosexuals, 6:10 nor the greedy ones, nor thieves, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will be inheriting the kingdom of God. 6:11 And some of youĎ were these, but youĎ were fully-washed, but youĎ were made holy, but youĎ were made righteous in the name of the Lord Jesus and in the Spirit of our God.

     6:12 All things are legal for me, but not all things are advantageous. All things are legal for me, but I will not be brought-under the authority by anything. 6:13 Foods are for the belly and the belly is for foods, but God will be doing-away-with both this and these things. But the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.

     6:14 Now God both raised up the Lord and will be raising us up through his power. 6:15 Do youĎnot know that yourĎ bodies are members of Christ? Therefore, should I take the members of the Christ and make* them members of a prostitute? Let it not happen! 6:16 Therefore, do youĎ not know that he who is joined to a prostitute is one body? For* he says, The two will become one flesh. {Gen 2:24}6:17 But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit. 6:18 FleeĎ fornication. Every sin, whatever a man practices, is outside the body, but he who is fornicating, sins toward his own body. 6:19 Or do youĎ not know that yourĎ body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in youĎ, whom youĎ have from God? And youĎ are not yourĎ own; 6:20 for* youĎ were bought with a price. GlorifyĎ God in yourĎ body and in yourĎ spirit which is God's!

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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