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1 Corinthians 6:1-20

Lawsuits Among Believers

1If any of you has a dispute with another, do you dare to take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the Lord’s people? 2Or do you not know that the Lord’s people will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases? 3Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life! 4Therefore, if you have disputes about such matters, do you ask for a ruling from those whose way of life is scorned in the church? 5I say this to shame you. Is it possible that there is nobody among you wise enough to judge a dispute between believers? 6But instead, one brother takes another to court—and this in front of unbelievers!

7The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you have been completely defeated already. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated? 8Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers and sisters. 9Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men6:9 The words men who have sex with men translate two Greek words that refer to the passive and active participants in homosexual acts. 10nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

Sexual Immorality

12“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything. 13You say, “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both.” The body, however, is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also. 15Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never! 16Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.”6:16 Gen. 2:24 17But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit.6:17 Or in the Spirit

18Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. 19Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

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1 Korintofo 6:1-20

Nsamena Wo Nua

1Sɛ akasakasa ba onua ne onua ntam a, adɛn nti na mokɔ abosonsomfo atemmufo anim ma wobu mo atɛn, na monkɔ Awurade nkurɔfo hɔ mmom? 2Munnim sɛ atreneefo na wobebu wiase atɛn? Na sɛ ɛsɛ sɛ mo na mubu wiase atɛn a, muntumi mmu atɛn wɔ nsɛm nketenkete ho? 3Munnim sɛ yebebu abɔfo atɛn? Mpɛn ahe na yemmu asetena mu nneɛma ho atɛn? 4Na sɛ nsɛm a ɛte saa ba a, nnipa a wonni dibea wɔ asafo no mu na mobɛma wɔasiesie? 5Ɛyɛ animguase ma no! Minim yiye sɛ ɛnyɛ dɛn ara a, onyansafo baako bi wɔ mo mu a obetumi adi onua ne onua ntam asɛm. 6Eye sɛ wɔfa saa ɔkwan yi so anaasɛ onua de onua bɛkɔ asennii ama wɔn a wonni gyidi adi abua wɔn asɛm?

7Sɛ mutumi de mo ho mo ho kɔ asennii no kyerɛ sɛ moadi nkogu dedaw. Anka eye sɛ obi besisi mo anaasɛ ɔbɛyɛ mo bɔne mmom. 8Nanso mo ara mutwa mo ho yɛ mo ho mo ho bɔne, sisi mo ho ne mo nuanom mpo. 9Mo ara munim sɛ ɔdebɔneyɛni no renkɔ Onyankopɔn ahenni no mu. Monnnaadaa mo ho; mo a mo suban nye, anaa mo a mosom ahoni, anaa aguamammɔfo anaa mmarima a wɔne mmarima da, 10anaa adifudepɛfo, anaa aniberefo, anaa akɔwensafo, anaa mo a mosɛe afoforo din, anaa akorɔmfo no mu biara no rennya kyɛfa biara wɔ Onyankopɔn ahenni no mu. 11Na anka mo mu bi te saa. Nanso wɔahohoro mo bɔne. Wɔde mo ama Onyankopɔn. Ɛnam Honhom Kronkron no ne Awurade Yesu Kristo din mu nti, wɔasiesie mo ne Onyankopɔn ntam.

12Obi se, “Mewɔ ho kwan sɛ meyɛ nea mepɛ.” Ɛwɔ mu saa; nanso ɛnyɛ biribiara na eye ma wo. Metumi aka se, “Mewɔ ho kwan sɛ meyɛ biribiara.” Nanso meremma biribiara ho kwan mma ɛmfa me nyɛ akoa. 13Obi foforo nso bɛka se, “Aduan wɔ hɔ ma ɔyafunu na ɔyafunu nso wɔ hɔ ma aduan.” Ɛyɛ nokware; nanso Onyankopɔn bɛma ne nyinaa aba awiei. Ɛnsɛ sɛ onipa de ne nipadua ma aguamammɔ, na mmom ɛsɛ sɛ ɔde som Awurade, efisɛ nipadua no yɛ Onyankopɔn dea. 14Onyankopɔn maa Awurade sɔre fii awufo mu na ɔno nso nam ne tumi so bɛma yɛn nso asɔre afi awufo mu. 15Munnim sɛ mo nipadua no yɛ Kristo nipadua no akwaa bi ana? Memfa Kristo nipadua akwaa bi mmɔ obi a ɔbɔ aguaman nipadua ho ana? Dabi da. 16Anaa ebia na munnim sɛ onipa a ɔde ne ho bɔ nguamanfo ho nso yɛ oguamanfo? Kyerɛwsɛm no da no adi sɛ, “Wɔn baanu no nyinaa yɛ nipadua koro.” 17Nanso onipa a ɔde ne ho bata Awurade ho no ne no yɛ baako wɔ honhom mu.

18Mommmɔ aguaman. Bɔne biara a onipa bɛyɛ no nka ne nipadua no, nanso onipa a ɔbɔ aguaman no sɛe ɔno ankasa ne nipadua. 19Munnim sɛ mo nipadua no yɛ Honhom Kronkron a ɔte mo mu, a Onyankopɔn na ɔde maa mo no asɔredan? Na monne mo ho; 20ɔtɔɔ mo aboɔden. Enti momfa mo nipadua no nhyɛ Onyankopɔn anuonyam.