New American Standard Bible
I say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not among you one wise man who will be able to decide between his brethren,
King James Bible
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?
Darby Bible Translation
I speak to you to put you to shame. Thus there is not a wise person among you, not even one, 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?
Young's Literal Translation
unto your shame I speak: so there is not among you one wise man, not even one, who shall be able to discern in the midst of his brethren!
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
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?
Library"Bought with a Price"
You will notice that in this chapter the apostle Paul has been dealing with sins of the flesh, with fornication and adultery. Now, it is at all times exceedingly difficult for the preacher either to speak or to write upon this subject; it demands the strictest care to keep the language guarded, so that while we are denouncing a detestable evil we do not ourselves promote it by a single expression that should be otherwise than chaste and pure. Observe how well the apostle Paul succeeds, for though …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
On Communion in the Lord's Supper.
Tempest and Trust
Death to Sin through Christ
At this time Peter stood up in the midst of the brethren (a gathering of about one hundred and twenty persons was there together), and said,
But Ananias answered, "Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he did to Your saints at Jerusalem;
1 Corinthians 4:14
I do not write these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children.
1 Corinthians 6:1
Does any one of you, when he has a case against his neighbor, dare to go to law before the unrighteous and not before the saints?
1 Corinthians 6:4
So if you have law courts dealing with matters of this life, do you appoint them as judges who are of no account in the church?
1 Corinthians 15:34
Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.
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