1 Corinthians 6:20
New International Version
you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

New Living Translation
for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.

English Standard Version
for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Berean Study Bible
you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God with your body.

Berean Literal Bible
for you were bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body.

King James Bible
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

New King James Version
For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.

New American Standard Bible
For you have been bought for a price: therefore glorify God in your body.

NASB 1995
For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.

NASB 1977
For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.

Amplified Bible
You were bought with a price [you were actually purchased with the precious blood of Jesus and made His own]. So then, honor and glorify God with your body.

Christian Standard Bible
for you were bought at a price. So glorify God with your body.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God in your body.

American Standard Version
for ye were bought with a price: glorify God therefore in your body.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For you have been bought with a price; be glorifying God with your body and with your spirit, which are God's.

Contemporary English Version
God paid a great price for you. So use your body to honor God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For you are bought with a great price. Glorify and bear God in your body.

English Revised Version
for ye were bought with a price: glorify God therefore in your body.

Good News Translation
he bought you for a price. So use your bodies for God's glory.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You were bought for a price. So bring glory to God in the way you use your body.

International Standard Version
because you were bought for a price. Therefore, glorify God with your bodies.

Literal Standard Version
for you were bought with a price; glorify, then, God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.

NET Bible
For you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God with your body.

New Heart English Bible
for you were bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body.

Weymouth New Testament
And you are not your own, for you have been redeemed at infinite cost. Therefore glorify God in your bodies.

World English Bible
for you were bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.

Young's Literal Translation
for ye were bought with a price; glorify, then, God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Temple of the Holy Spirit
19Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God with your body.

Cross References
Isaiah 44:22
I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud, and your sins like a mist. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.

Acts 20:28
Keep watch over yourselves and the entire flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood.

Romans 12:1
Therefore I urge you, brothers, on account of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.

1 Corinthians 7:23
You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men.

Philippians 1:20
I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have complete boldness so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.

1 Peter 1:18
For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life you inherited from your forefathers,

2 Peter 2:1
Now there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them--bringing swift destruction on themselves.

Revelation 5:9
And they sang a new song: "Worthy are You to take the scroll and open its seals, because You were slain, and by Your blood You purchased for God those from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.


Treasury of Scripture

For you are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

ye.

1 Corinthians 7:23
Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

Acts 20:28
Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Galatians 3:13
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

God.

1 Corinthians 10:31
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

Matthew 5:16
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Romans 6:19
I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.









Verse 20. - Ye are bought with a price. That price is the blood of Christ, wherewith he purchased the Church (Acts 20:28; Hebrews 9:12; 1 Peter 1:18, 19; Revelation 5:9). This metaphor of ransom (1 Corinthians 7:23; 2 Peter 2:1) has its full and absolute applicability to man. The effect of Christ's death for us is that we are redeemed from slavery and prison, and the right of our possession is with Christ. Thus by various metaphors the effects of redemption are revealed to us on the human side. When we unduly press the metaphor, and ask from whom we were purchased, and to whom the price was paid, we build up scholastic systems which have only led to error, and respecting which the Church has never sanctioned any exclusive opinion. The thoughts touched upon in this verse are fully developed in the Epistle to the Romans. Glorify God; by behaving as his redeemed children, and therefore by keeping yourselves pure. In these few brief words St. Paul sums up all he has said, as he did in 1 Corinthians 5:13. In your body. The following words, "and in your spirit, which are God's," are a perfectly correct and harmless gloss, but are not found in the best manuscripts, and are foreign to the drift of the passage. Your body is a temple, and in that temple God must be honoured. (As Augustine says, "Dost thou wish to pray in a temple? pray in thyself. But first be a temple of God.") "Unchastity dishonours God, and that in his own temple (Romans 2:23)" (Meyer). In these clauses St. Paul has touched on three subjects which occupy important sections of the remainder of the Epistle, namely,

(1) the relation between the sexes (ch. 7.);

(2) the question of idol offerings (ch. 8.); and

(3) the doctrine of the resurrection (ch. 15.).





Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
you were bought
ἠγοράσθητε (ēgorasthēte)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 59: To buy. From agora; properly, to go to market, i.e. to purchase; specially, to redeem.

at a price.
τιμῆς (timēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 5092: A price, honor. From tino; a value, i.e. Money paid, or valuables; by analogy, esteem, or the dignity itself.

Therefore
δὴ (dē)
Particle
Strong's 1211: Probably akin to de; a particle of emphasis or explicitness; now, then, etc.

glorify
δοξάσατε (doxasate)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 1392: To glorify, honor, bestow glory on. From doxa; to render glorious.

God
Θεὸν (Theon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

with
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

your
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

body.
σώματι (sōmati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4983: Body, flesh; the body of the Church. From sozo; the body, used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.


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