1 Corinthians 5:12
New International Version
What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?

New Living Translation
It isn’t my responsibility to judge outsiders, but it certainly is your responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning.

English Standard Version
For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?

Berean Study Bible
What business of mine is it to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?

Berean Literal Bible
For what is it to me to judge those outside? Do you not judge those within?

King James Bible
For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?

New King James Version
For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside?

New American Standard Bible
For what business of mine is it to judge outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church?

NASB 1995
For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church?

NASB 1977
For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church?

Amplified Bible
For what business is it of mine to judge outsiders (non-believers)? Do you not judge those who are within the church [to protect the church as the situation requires]?

Christian Standard Bible
For what business is it of mine to judge outsiders? Don’t you judge those who are inside?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For what business is it of mine to judge outsiders? Don’t you judge those who are inside?

American Standard Version
For what have I to do with judging them that are without? Do not ye judge them that are within?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For what business have I to judge outsiders? Judge the insiders.

Contemporary English Version
Why should I judge outsiders? Aren't we supposed to judge only church members?

Douay-Rheims Bible
For what have I to do to judge them that are without ? Do not you judge them that are within ?

English Revised Version
For what have I to do with judging them that are without? Do not ye judge them that are within,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After all, do I have any business judging those who are outside [the Christian faith]? Isn't it your business to judge those who are inside?

International Standard Version
After all, is it my business to judge outsiders? You are to judge those who are in the community, aren't you?

Literal Standard Version
for what have I also to judge those outside? Do you not judge those within?

NET Bible
For what do I have to do with judging those outside? Are you not to judge those inside?

New Heart English Bible
For what have I to do with also judging those who are outside? Do you not judge those who are within?

Weymouth New Testament
For what business of mine is it to judge outsiders? Is it not for you to judge those who are within the Church

World English Bible
For what have I to do with also judging those who are outside? Don't you judge those who are within?

Young's Literal Translation
for what have I also those without to judge? those within do ye not judge?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Expel the Immoral Brother
11But now I am writing you not to associate with anyone who claims to be a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a verbal abuser, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a man do not even eat. 12 What business of mine is it to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? 13God will judge those outside. “Expel the wicked man from among you.”…

Cross References
Mark 4:11
He replied, "The mystery of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to those on the outside everything is expressed in parables,

1 Corinthians 5:3
Although I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit, and I have already pronounced judgment on the one who did this, just as if I were present.

1 Corinthians 6:1
If any of you has a grievance against another, how dare he go to law before the unrighteous instead of before the saints!


Treasury of Scripture

For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not you judge them that are within?

what.

Luke 12:14
And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?

John 18:36
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

them.

Mark 4:11
And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:

Colossians 4:5
Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.

1 Thessalonians 4:12
That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.

do not.

1 Corinthians 6:1-5
Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints? …









(12) For what have I to do . . .?--The Apostle in this verse at once explains the grounds of the limitation of his remarks to Christians, and seems to hint also, by the form of expression here, that the Corinthian Church ought to have been able to have understood his remarks as only applicable to themselves and not to the heathen.

Them also that are without.--The heathen. It was a common form of expression amongst the Jews to designate the Gentile world (Mark 4:11).

Do not ye judge them that are within?--As the Christian Church could sit in judgment only on its own members, so they should have concluded that only on them had St. Paul passed judgment.

Verse 12. - For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? To pass sentence on heathens is no concern of mine; it is no part of my office. The phrase "them that are without" was originally a Jewish phrase. To the Jews all men were outsiders (chitsonin) except themselves. The phrase was adopted by Christians, but in a less contemptuous sense (1 Thessalonians 4:12; Colossians 4:5). We find a description of "those that were without" - "aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenant of promise" - in Ephesians 2:12. Do not ye judge them that are within! An appeal to their own practice and to common sense. Christian rules can, of course, only apply to Christian communities.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
What
Τί (Ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

business of mine [is it]
μοι (moi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

to judge
κρίνειν (krinein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's 2919: Properly, to distinguish, i.e. Decide; by implication, to try, condemn, punish.

those
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

outside [the church ]?
ἔξω (exō)
Adverb
Strong's 1854: Without, outside. Adverb from ek; out(-side, of doors), literally or figuratively.

{Are} you
ὑμεῖς (hymeis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

not
οὐχὶ (ouchi)
IntPrtcl
Strong's 3780: By no means, not at all. Intensive of ou; not indeed.

to judge
κρίνετε (krinete)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 2919: Properly, to distinguish, i.e. Decide; by implication, to try, condemn, punish.

those
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

inside?
ἔσω (esō)
Adverb
Strong's 2080: Within, inside, with verbs either of rest or of motion; prep: within, to within, inside. From eis; inside.


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