Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionists, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)1 Corinthians 5:10. It is remarkable that the apostle always ranks "the covetous" with the most abandoned classes of people.
Nor revilers - The same word which in 1 Corinthians 5:11, is rendered railer; see the note at that place.
Nor extortioners - See the note at 1 Corinthians 5:11.
Shall inherit - Shall enter; shalt be saved, 1 Corinthians 6:9.
kingdom of God—which is a kingdom of righteousness (Ro 14:17).
fornicators—alluding to 1Co 5:1-13; also below, 1Co 6:12-18.
effeminate—self-polluters, who submit to unnatural lusts.Nor thieves; nor such as take away the goods of their neighbours clandestinely, or by violence, without their consent or any just authority.
Nor covetous; nor persons who discover themselves excessively to love money, by their endeavours to get it into their hands any way, by oppression, cheating, or defrauding others.
Nor drunkards; nor persons that make drinking their business, and use it excessively, without regard to the law and rules of temperance and sobriety.
Nor revilers; nor persons that use their tongues intemperately, railing at others, and reviling them with reproachful and opprobrious names.
Nor extortioners; nor any such as by violence wring out of people’s hands what is not their due. None of these, not repenting of these sinful courses, and turning from them into a contrary course of life, shall ever come into heaven.
Nor covetous: insatiable, in the lust of uncleanness; or greedy of worldly gain, bent upon increasing their substance at any rate, by circumvention, fraud, and deceit; and do not use the things of this life as they should, for their own good, and that of others.
Nor drunkards who are strong to drink strong liquors; who give up themselves thereunto: who sit down on purpose to intoxicate themselves, and are frequent in the commission of this sin.
Nor revilers; who are free with other men's characters, load them with reproaches, and take away their good names; either openly or secretly, either by tale bearing, whispering, and backbiting, or by raising and spreading scandalous reports in a public manner.
Nor extortioners ravishers of virgins; or plunderers of men's substance in an open and forcible way; or who extort unlawful gain:
shall inherit the kingdom of God; not that these sins, any or all of them, are unpardonable; for such who have been guilty of them may, through the blood of Christ, receive the remission of them, and through the grace of the Spirit of God obtain repentance for them, and have both right and meetness for the kingdom of heaven, as the following words show.Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)10. nor covetous] See note on ch. 1 Corinthians 5:10.
nor drunkards, nor revilers] Here, as in ch. 1 Corinthians 5:11, where the same word is translated railer, we have the inevitable conjunction between drunkenness and strife.Verse 10. - Nor thieves, etc. (see Revelation 22:15).
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