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.
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.
Maciira Gatagatĩ-inĩ ka Andũ Etĩkia
1Kũngĩkorwo kũrĩ mũndũ ũmwe wanyu ũhĩtĩirie ũrĩa ũngĩ-rĩ, no akĩgerie gũthiĩ kũrĩ andũ arĩa matetigĩrĩte Ngai nĩguo mamatuithanie ciira, handũ ha gũthiĩ mbere ya andũ arĩa aamũre? 26:2 Math 19:28Kaĩ inyuĩ mũtooĩ atĩ andũ arĩa aamũre nĩo magaatuĩra andũ a gũkũ thĩ ciira? Na angĩkorwo nĩ inyuĩ mũgaaciirithia andũ a gũkũ thĩ-rĩ, githĩ mũtikĩrĩ na ũhoti wa gũtua maciira marĩa manini? 3Kaĩ inyuĩ mũtooĩ atĩ nĩ ithuĩ tũgaatuĩra araika ciira? Ĩ maũndũ ma mũtũũrĩre ũyũ-rĩ, githĩ tũtiagĩrĩirwo nĩkũmaciira makĩria! 4Nĩ ũndũ ũcio kũngĩkorwo na mũndũ wanyu ũhĩtĩirio maũndũ-inĩ ta macio-rĩ, no mũthuure o na andũ matangĩtĩĩka kanitha-inĩ matuĩke a kũmũciirithia! 56:5 Atũm 1:15Ndoiga ũguo nĩguo ndĩmũconore. Kwahoteka atĩa atĩ thĩinĩ wanyu gũtirĩ mũndũ mũũgĩ ũngĩhota gũtuithania etĩkia eerĩ ciira mangĩhĩtania? 6No handũ ha ũguo-rĩ, mũrũ kana mwarĩ wa Ithe witũ atwaraga ũrĩa ũngĩ igooti-inĩ, na nĩ igooti-inĩ rĩa arĩa matetĩkĩtie!
76:7 Math 5:39, 40Gũkorwo mũrĩ na maciira gatagatĩ-inĩ kanyu nĩkuonania atĩ nĩmũhootetwo biũ. Githĩ ti kaba mwĩtĩkagĩre gwĩkwo ũũru? Githĩ ti kaba mwĩtĩkagĩre kũheenio? 86:8 1Athe 4:6Handũ ha ũguo-rĩ, nĩmũheenanagia na mũgekana ũũru, na acio mwĩkaga ũguo-rĩ, nĩ ariũ na aarĩ a Ithe wanyu.
9Kaĩ inyuĩ mũtooĩ atĩ andũ arĩa aaganu matikagaya ũthamaki wa Ngai? Mũtikanaheeneke: Gũtirĩ ahũũri maraya, kana ahooi mĩhianano, kana itharia, kana arũme arĩa metuaga ta aka, kana arũme arĩa makomaga na arũme arĩa angĩ, 106:10 Kũg 21:8kana aici, kana andũ arĩa akoroku, kana arĩĩu, kana acambania, o na kana atunyani makaagaya ũthamaki wa Ngai. 11Na ũguo nĩguo amwe anyu mwatariĩ. No nĩmwathambirio, na mũgĩtherio, na mũgĩtuuo athingu thĩinĩ wa rĩĩtwa rĩa Mwathani Jesũ Kristũ o na nĩ ũndũ wa Roho wa Ngai witũ.
Mehia ma Ũtharia
126:12 1Akor 10:23“Niĩ ndirigĩrĩirio gwĩka ũndũ o wothe,” no ti ũndũ o wothe ũrĩ kĩguni. “Niĩ ndirigĩrĩirio gwĩka ũndũ o wothe,” no ndingĩathwo nĩ ũndũ o na ũrĩkũ. 13“Irio nĩ cia nda na nda nĩ ya irio,” no Ngai nĩagaciniina cierĩ. Mwĩrĩ ti wa kũhũthĩrwo na ũmaraya, no nĩ wa gũtungata Mwathani, nake Mwathani aathage mwĩrĩ ũcio. 146:14 Arom 6:5Ngai nĩariũkirie Mwathani kuuma kũrĩ arĩa akuũ nĩ ũndũ wa hinya wake, na o na ithuĩ nĩagatũriũkia na hinya o ro ũcio. 156:15 Arom 12:5Kaĩ inyuĩ mũtooĩ atĩ mĩĩrĩ yanyu nĩ ciĩga cia Kristũ we mwene? Nĩ ũndũ ũcio, no ngĩoye ciĩga icio cia Kristũ nĩguo ndĩcinyiitithanie na mũmaraya? Kũroaga gũtuĩka ũguo! 166:16 Kĩam 2:24; Math 19:5; Aef 5:31Kaĩ inyuĩ mũtooĩ atĩ mũndũ ũrĩa wĩnyiitithanagia na mũmaraya, matuĩkaga mwĩrĩ ũmwe nake? Nĩgũkorwo nĩ kwĩrĩtwo atĩrĩ, “Acio eerĩ magaatuĩka mwĩrĩ ũmwe.” 176:17 Joh 17:21-23No mũndũ ũrĩa wĩnyiitithanagia na Mwathani atuĩkaga ũmwe nake thĩinĩ wa roho.
186:18 Ahib 13:4; Arom 6:12Ũragĩrai mehia ma ũmaraya. Mehia marĩa mangĩ mothe mekagwo nĩ mũndũ marĩ nja ya mwĩrĩ wake, no mũndũ ũrĩa ũhũũraga ũmaraya-rĩ, nĩ mwĩrĩ wake mwene ehagĩria. 196:19 Joh 2:21; Arom 14:7, 8Kaĩ inyuĩ mũtooĩ atĩ mĩĩrĩ yanyu nĩ hekarũ ya Roho Mũtheru ũrĩa ũrĩ thĩinĩ wanyu, ũrĩa mwaheirwo nĩ Ngai? Inyuĩ mũtirĩ anyu inyuĩ ene; 206:20 Kũg 5:9; Afil 1:20inyuĩ mwagũrirwo na thogora. Nĩ ũndũ ũcio-rĩ, tĩĩithagiai Ngai na mĩĩrĩ yanyu.