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1 Corinthians 6:19

    1 Corinthians 6:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    What? know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which you have of God, and you are not your own?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Or know ye not that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have from God? and ye are not your own;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Or are you not conscious that your body is a house for the Holy Spirit which is in you, and which has been given to you by God? and you are not the owners of yourselves;

    Webster's Revision

    Or know ye not that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have from God? and ye are not your own;

    World English Bible

    Or don't you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which you have from God? You are not your own,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Or know ye not that your body is a temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have from God? and ye are not your own;

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 6:19

    Your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost - What an astonishing saying is this! As truly as the living God dwelt in the Mosaic tabernacle, and in the temple of Solomon, so truly does the Holy Ghost dwell in the souls of genuine Christians; and as the temple and all its utensils were holy, separated from all common and profane uses, and dedicated alone to the service of God, so the bodies of genuine Christians are holy, and all their members should be employed in the service of God alone.

    And ye are not your own? - Ye have no right over yourselves, to dispose either of your body, or any of its members, as you may think proper or lawful; you are bound to God, and to him you are accountable.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 6:19

    What! know ye not ... - This is the fifth argument against this sin. The Holy Spirit dwells in us; our bodies are his temples; and they should not be defiled and polluted by sin; see the note at 1 Corinthians 3:16-17. As this Spirit is in us, and as it is given us by God, we ought not to dishonor the gift and the giver by pollution and vice.

    And ye are not your own - This is the sixth argument which Paul uses. We are purchased; we belong to God; we are his by redemption; by a precious price paid; and we are bound, therefore, to devote ourselves, body, soul, and spirit, as he directs, to the glory of his name, not to the gratification of the flesh; see the note at Romans 14:7-8.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Corinthians 6:19

    6:19 And even your body is not, strictly speaking, your own even this is the temple of the Holy Ghost - Dedicated to him, and inhabited by him. What the apostle calls elsewhere the temple of God, 1Cor 3:16,17, and the temple of the living God, 2Cor 6:16, he here styles the temple of the Holy Ghost; plainly showing that the Holy Ghost is the living God.