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1 Corinthians 6:5

    1 Corinthians 6:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brothers?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I say this to move you to shame. What, cannot there be found among you one wise man who shall be able to decide between his brethren,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I say this to put you to shame. Is there not among you one wise man who may be able to give a decision between his brothers?

    Webster's Revision

    I say this to move you to shame. What, cannot there be found among you one wise man who shall be able to decide between his brethren,

    World English Bible

    I say this to move you to shame. Isn't there even one wise man among you who would be able to decide between his brothers?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I say this to move you to shame. Is it so, that there cannot be found among you one wise man, who shall be able to decide between his brethren,

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 6:5

    Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? - Have you none among yourselves that can be arbitrators of the differences which arise, that you go to the heathen tribunals?

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 6:5

    I speak to your shame - I declare that which is a reproach to you, that your matters of dispute are carried before pagan tribunals.

    Is it so ... - Can it be that in the Christian church - the church collected in refined and enlightened Corinth - there is not a single member so wise, intelligent and prudent that his brethren may have confidence in him, and refer their causes to him? Can this be the case in a church that boasts so much of its wisdom, and that prides itself so much in the number and qualifications of its intelligent members?

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Corinthians 6:5

    6:5 Is there not one among you, who are such admirers of wisdom, that is wise enough to decide such causes?