1 Does any one of you, when he has a 1case against his neighbor, dare to go to law before the unrighteous and anot before the 2saints?
2 Or ado you not know that bthe 1saints will judge cthe world? If the world is judged by you, are you not competent to 2constitute the smallest law courts?
3 aDo you not know that we will judge angels? How much more matters of this life?
4 So if you have law courts dealing with matters of this life, 1do you appoint them as judges who are of no account in the church?
5 aI 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 bbrethren,
6 but brother goes to law with brother, and that before aunbelievers?
7 Actually, then, it is already a defeat for you, that you have lawsuits with one another. aWhy not rather be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded?