1 Corinthians 6:4
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English Standard Version
So if you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who have no standing in the church?

King James Bible
If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.

American Standard Version
If then ye have to judge things pertaining to this life, do ye set them to judge who are of no account in the church?

Douay-Rheims Bible
If therefore you have judgments of things pertaining to this world, set them to judge, who are the most despised in the church.

English Revised Version
If then ye have to judge things pertaining to this life, do ye set them to judge who are of no account in the church?

Webster's Bible Translation
If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.

Weymouth New Testament
If therefore you have things belonging to this life which need to be decided, is it men who are absolutely nothing in the Church--is it *they* whom you make your judges?

1 Corinthians 6:4 Parallel
Commentary
Vincent's Word Studies

Judgments (κριτήρια)

Better, tribunals or courts, as 1 Corinthians 6:2. If you have to hold courts for the settlement of private matters.

Set (καθίζετε)

Seat them as judges on the tribunal. It is disputed whether καθίζετε is to be taken as imperative, set (A.V.), or as interrogative, do ye set (Rev.). The A.V. seems, on the whole, preferable. The passage is well paraphrased by Farrar. "Dare they, the destined judges of the world and of angels, go to law about mere earthly trifles, and that before the heathen? Why did they not rather set up the very humblest members of the Church to act as judges in such matters?"

1 Corinthians 6:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

ye.

1 Corinthians 5:12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not you judge them that are within?

who.

Acts 6:2-4 Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples to them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God...

least. The apostle perhaps meant that the meanest persons in the church were competent to decide the causes which they brought before the heathen magistrates.

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