New International Version

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.

New Amharic Standard Version

1 ቆሮንቶስ 6:1-20

መካሰስ በክርስቲያኖች መካከል

1ከመካከላችሁ አንድ ሰው ከሌላው ጋር ሙግት ቢኖረው፣ ጒዳዩን በቅዱሳን ፊት በማቅረብ ፈንታ እንዴት ደፍሮ በማያምኑ ሰዎች ፊት ለመፋረድ ያቀርባል? 2ቅዱሳን በዓለም ላይ እንደሚፈርዱ አታውቁምን? በዓለም ላይ የምትፈርዱ ከሆነ፣ እንግዲያው፣ በትንሹ ነገር ላይ ለመፍረድ አትበቁምን? 3በምድራዊ ሕይወት ጒዳይ ቀርቶ፣ በመላእክት ላይ እንኳ እንደምንፈርድ አታውቁምን? 4እንግዲህ እንዲህ ያለ ጒዳይ ሲያጋጥ ማችሁ፣ በቤተ ክርስቲያን የተናቁትን ሰዎች ፈራጅ አድርጋችሁ ሹሟ6፥4 ወይም በቤተ ክርስቲያን የተናቁ ሰዎችን ፈራጅ አድርጋችሁ ትሾማላችሁ?! 5ይህንንም የምለው ላሳፍራችሁ ብዬ ነው። ለመሆኑ ከመካካላችሁ ወንድሞችን ለማስታረቅ የሚበቃ አስተዋይ ሰው የለምን? 6ነገር ግን ወንድም ወንድሙን ለመክሰስ ፍርድ ቤት ይሄዳል፤ ያውም በማያምኑ ሰዎች ፊት!

7እንግዲህ በመካከላችሁ መካሰስ መኖሩ ራሱ ውድቀታችሁን ያሳያል። ብትበደሉ አይሻልምን? ብትታለሉስ አይሻልምን? 8እናንተ ግን ራሳችሁ ትበድላላችሁ፤ ታታልላላችሁም፤ ያውምኮ ወንድሞቻችሁን።

9ዐመፀኞች የእግዚአብሔርን መንግሥት እንደማይወርሱ አታውቁምን? በዚህ ነገር አትታለሉ፤ ሴሰኞች፣ ጣዖት አምላኪዎች፣ አመንዝሮች፣ ወንደቃዎች፣ ግብረ ሰዶማውያን፣ 10ወይም ሌቦች፣ ስግብግቦች፣ ሰካራሞች፣ ተሳዳቢዎችና ቀማኞች የእግዚአብሔርን መንግሥት አይወርሱም። 11ከእናንተ አንዳንዶቻችሁ እንደዚህ ነበራችሁ፤ አሁን ግን በጌታ በኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ስምና በአምላካችን መንፈስ ታጥባችኋል፤ ተቀድሳችኋል፤ ጸድቃችኋል።

የዝሙት ኀጢአት

12“ሁሉ ነገር ተፈቅዶልኛል፤” ይሁን እንጂ ሁሉም ነገር አይጠቅምም፤ “ሁሉ ነገር ተፈቅዶልኛል፤” ይሁን እንጂ ምንም ነገር በእኔ ላይ አይሠለጥንም። 13ደግሞም፣ “ምግብ ለሆድ ነው፤ ሆድም ለምግብ ነው፤” እግዚአብሔር ግን ሁለቱንም ያጠፋቸዋል። ሰውነት ለጌታ ነው እንጂ ለዝሙት አይደለም፤ ጌታም ለሰውነት ነው። 14እግዚአብሔር ጌታን ከሙታን አንዳስነሣው፣ እኛንም ደግሞ በኀይሉ ከሙታን ያስነሣናል። 15ሰውነታችሁ የክርስቶስ የአካሉ ብልቶች እንደሆነ አታውቁምን? ታዲያ፣ የክርስቶስን ብልቶች ወስጄ ከዝሙት አዳሪ ሴት ብልቶች ጋር አንድ ላድርገውን? ከቶ አይገባም! 16ወይስ ከዝሙት አዳሪ ጋር የሚተባበር ሰው ከእርሷ ጋር አንድ ሥጋ እንደሚሆን አታውቁምን? “ሁለቱ አንድ ሥጋ ይሆናሉ” ተብሎአልና። 17ነገር ግን ከጌታ ጋር የሚተባበር ከእርሱ ጋር አንድ መንፈስ ይሆናል።

18ከዝሙት ሽሹ። ሰው የሚሠራው ኀጢአት ሁሉ ከአካሉ ውጭ ነው፤ ዝሙትን የሚፈጽም ግን በገዛ አካሉ ላይ ኀጢአት ይሠራል። 19ለመሆኑ፣ ሰውነታችሁ በውስጣችሁ የሚኖረው የመንፈስ ቅዱስ ቤተ መቅደስ እንደሆነ አታውቁምን? ይህም መንፈስ ከእግዚአብሔር የተቀበላችሁት ነው። እናንተም የራሳችሁ አይደላችሁም፤ 20በዋጋ ተገዝታችኋልና፤ ስለዚህ በሰውነታችሁ እግዚአብሔርን አክብሩ።