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.
Kushtakiana Miongoni Mwa Waumini
16:1 Mt 18:7Kama mtu yeyote wa kwenu ana ugomvi na mwenzake, anathubutuje kuupeleka kwa wasiomcha Mungu ili kuamuliwa badala ya kuupeleka kwa watakatifu? 26:2 Mt 19:28; Lk 22:30; 1Kor 5:12Je, hamjui kwamba watakatifu watauhukumu ulimwengu? Nanyi kama mtauhukumu ulimwengu, je, hamwezi kuamua mambo madogo madogo? 36:3 1Kor 4:14; Mdo 1:15Hamjui kwamba tutawahukumu malaika? Je, si zaidi mambo ya maisha haya? 46:4 1Kor 5:12Kwa hiyo kama kuna ugomvi miongoni mwenu kuhusu mambo kama haya, chagueni kuwa waamuzi, watu ambao wanaonekana hata sio wa heshima katika kanisa. 56:5 1Kor 4:14; Mdo 1:15Nasema hivi ili mwone aibu. Je, inawezekana kuwa miongoni mwenu hakuna mtu mwenye hekima ya kutosha kuamua ugomvi kati ya waaminio? 66:6 Rum 7:1; 2Kor 6:14-15; 1Tim 5:8Badala yake ndugu mmoja anampeleka mwenzake mahakamani, tena mbele ya watu wasioamini!
76:7 Mt 5:39-40; 1The 5:15; 1Pet 3:9Huko kuwa na mashtaka miongoni mwenu ina maana kwamba tayari ni kushindwa kabisa. Kwa nini msikubali kutendewa mabaya? Kwa nini msikubali kunyangʼanywa? 86:8 1The 4:6; Kum 17:7; 19; 19; 21:21; 22:21, 24; 24:7Badala yake, ninyi wenyewe mwadanganya na kutenda mabaya, tena mwawatendea ndugu zenu.
96:9 Mt 25:34; Ay 13:9; 1Kor 15:33; Gal 6:7; Yak 1:16; Law 18:20; Kum 22:22; Law 18:22Je, hamjui kwamba wasio haki hawataurithi Ufalme wa Mungu? Msidanganyike: Waasherati, wala waabudu sanamu, wala wazinzi, wala wahanithi, wala walawiti, 106:10 1Tim 1:10; Ufu 21:8; 22:15wala wezi, wala wenye tamaa mbaya, wala walevi, wala wanaodhihaki, wala wanyangʼanyi hawataurithi Ufalme wa Mungu. 116:11 Efe 2:2; Mdo 22:16; 1Kor 1:2; Rum 12:1Baadhi yenu mlikuwa kama hao. Lakini mlioshwa, mlitakaswa, mlihesabiwa haki kwa jina la Bwana Yesu Kristo na katika Roho wa Mungu wetu.
Dhambi Za Zinaa
126:12 1Kor 10:23“Vitu vyote ni halali kwangu”: lakini si vitu vyote vyenye faida. “Vitu vyote ni halali kwangu”: lakini sitatawaliwa na kitu chochote. 136:13 Kol 2:22; Rum 12:1“Chakula ni cha tumbo, na tumbo ni la chakula”: lakini Mungu ataviangamiza vyote viwili. Mwili haukuumbwa kwa ajili ya zinaa bali kwa ajili ya Bwana na Bwana kwa ajili ya mwili. 146:14 Mdo 2:24; Rum 6:5; Efe 1:19-20; 1The 4:16Naye Mungu aliyemfufua Bwana kutoka kwa wafu atatufufua sisi pia kwa uweza wake. 156:15 Rum 12:5Je, hamjui kwamba miili yenu ni viungo vya Kristo mwenyewe? Je, nichukue viungo vya mwili wa Kristo na kuviunganisha na mwili wa kahaba? La hasha! 166:16 Mwa 2:24; Mt 19:5; Efe 5:31Hamjui kwamba aliyeungwa na kahaba anakuwa mwili mmoja naye? Kwa kuwa imenenwa, “Hao wawili watakuwa mwili mmoja.” 176:17 Yn 17:21-23; Rum 8:8-11; Gal 2:20Lakini mtu aliyeungwa na Bwana anakuwa roho moja naye.
186:18 1Kor 5:1; 2Kor 12:21; Gal 5:19; Efe 5:3; 1The 4:3-4; Ebr 13:4; Rum 6:12Ikimbieni zinaa. Dhambi zingine zote atendazo mtu ziko nje ya mwili wake, lakini yeye aziniye hutenda dhambi ndani ya mwili wake mwenyewe. 196:19 Yn 2:21; Rum 14:7-8Je, hamjui ya kwamba miili yenu ni hekalu la Roho Mtakatifu akaaye ndani yenu, ambaye mmepewa na Mungu? Ninyi si mali yenu wenyewe, 206:20 Za 74:2; Mt 20:28; Mdo 20:28; 1Kor 7:23; Ufu 5:9; 14:4; Flp 1:20kwa maana mmenunuliwa kwa gharama. Kwa hiyo mtukuzeni Mungu katika miili yenu.