1 Corinthians 6:6
Good News Translation
Instead, one Christian goes to court against another and lets unbelievers judge the case!

New Revised Standard Version
but a believer goes to court against a believer —and before unbelievers at that?

Contemporary English Version
Why should one of you take another to be tried by unbelievers?

New American Bible
But rather brother goes to court against brother, and that before unbelievers?

Douay-Rheims Bible
But brother goeth to law with brother: and that before unbelievers.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But brother goeth to law with brother: and that before unbelievers.


1 Corinthians 6:1,7 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to be judged before the unjust: and not before the saints? . . .

Genesis 13:7-9 Whereupon also there arose a strife between the herdsmen of Abram and of Lot. And at that time the Chanaanite and the Pherezite dwelled in that country. . . .

Genesis 45:24 So he sent away his brethren, and at their departing said to them: Be not angry in the way.

Nehemiah 5:8,9 And I said to them: We, as you know, have redeemed according to our ability our brethren the Jews, that were sold to the Gentiles: and will you then sell your brethren, for us to redeem them? And they held their peace, and found not what to answer. . . .

Psalm 133:1-3 A gradual canticle of David. Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity: . . .

Acts 7:26 And the day following, he shewed himself to them when they were at strife and would have reconciled them in peace, saying: Men, ye are brethren. Why hurt you one another?

Philippians 2:14,15 And do ye all things without murmurings and hesitations: . . .

1 John 2:9-11 He that saith he is in the light and hateth his brother is in darkness even until now. . . .

1 John 3:11-15 For this is the declaration which you have heard from the beginning, that you should love one another. . . .

Lawsuits among Believers
5I speak to your shame. Is it so that there is not among you any one wise man that is able to judge between his brethren? 6But brother goeth to law with brother: and that before unbelievers. 7Already indeed there is plainly a fault among you, that you have law suits one with another. Why do you not rather take wrong? Why do you not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 6:14
Bear not the yoke with unbelievers. For what participation hath justice with injustice? Or what fellowship hath light with darkness?

2 Corinthians 6:15
And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath the faithful with the unbeliever?

1 Timothy 5:8
But if any man have not care of his own and especially of those of his house, he hath denied the faith and is worse than an infidel.

1 Corinthians 6:5
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