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1 Corinthians 6:6

    1 Corinthians 6:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But brother goes to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    but brother goeth to law with brother, and that before unbelievers?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But a brother who has a cause at law against another takes it before Gentile judges.

    Webster's Revision

    but brother goeth to law with brother, and that before unbelievers?

    World English Bible

    But brother goes to law with brother, and that before unbelievers!

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    but brother goeth to law with brother, and that before unbelievers?

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 6:6

    Brother goeth to law with brother - One Christian sues another at law! This is almost as great a scandal as can exist in a Christian society. Those in a religious community who will not submit to a proper arbitration, made by persons among themselves, should be expelled from the Church of God.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 6:6

    But brother ... - One Christian goes to law with another. This is designed as a reproof. This was wrong:

    (1) Because they ought rather to take wrong and suffer themselves to be injured 1 Corinthians 6:7;

    (2) Because they might have chosen some persons to settle the matter by arbitration without a formal trial; and,

    (3) Because the civil constitution would have allowed them to have settled all their differences without a lawsuit.

    Josephus says that the Romans (who were now masters of Corinth) permitted the Jews in foreign countries to decide private affairs, where nothing capital was in question, among themselves. And Dr. Lardner observes, that the Christians might have availed themselves of this permission to have settled their disputes in the same manner. Credibility, vol. 1:p. 165.