1 Corinthians 6:13


“Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.”

King James Version (KJV)



Other Translations of 1 Corinthians 6:13

“Meats for the belly, and the belly for meates: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord: and the Lord for the body.”
King James Version (1611) - View original scan of 1 Corinthians chapter 6

“Food is for the stomach and the stomach is for food, but God will do away with both of them. Yet the body is not for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body.”
New American Standard Version (1995)

“Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall bring to nought both it and them. But the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body:”
American Standard Version (1901)

“Food is for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will put an end to them together. But the body is not for the desires of the flesh, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body:”
Basic English Bible

“Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats; but God will bring to nothing both it and them: but the body [is] not for fornication, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.”
Darby Bible

“Meat for the belly, and the belly for the meats; but God shall destroy both it and them: but the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. ”
Douay Rheims Bible

“Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God will destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for lewdness, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. ”
Webster's Bible

“Food of all kinds is meant for the stomach, and the stomach is meant for food, and God will cause both of them to perish. Yet the body does not exist for the purpose of fornication, but for the Master's service, and the Master exists for the body;”
Weymouth Bible

“Foods for the belly, and the belly for foods, but God will bring to nothing both it and them. But the body is not for sexual immorality, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.”
World English Bible

“Mete to the wombe, and the wombe to metis; and God schal distruye bothe this and that. And the bodi not to fornycacioun, but to the Lord, and the Lord to the bodi.”
Wycliffe Bible

“the meats [are] for the belly, and the belly for the meats. And God both this and these shall make useless; and the body [is] not for whoredom, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body;”
Youngs Literal Bible


D W L's comment on 2022-06-16 18:48:51:

1 Corinthians 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.


Suze's comment on 2022-04-16 12:40:53:

God bless you Mishael , I also keep away from TV and so called social media , be not conformed to this world , every where I go strangers talk to me and I always reply . You are correct , I think many people are lonely and scared by the things going on in this world . I wish that everyone knew the Truth but have to accept that many don't want to , the pull of this world is too strong on some . Me ? I can't wait for Christ to return , my heart aches for the best days , days of peace , light life love , truth righteousness justice mercy and joy for all for ever . When it is Your Will Dear Heavenly Father . Much love in Christ .


Steven Spencer's comment on 2022-04-16 12:05:32:

You're welcome Brother Jesse.

I'm doing well, Thanks for asking, I hope you're doing the same.

God bless.


Mishael's comment on 2022-04-16 10:21:52:

The closer the Day of the Lord draws near to us, the more that media and social platforms will be contaminated with godless programming. I never leave the tv on for companionship or "white noise".

I only listen to Christian music: gospel and oldies like Petra, Darrell Mansfield (goes to Greg Laurie's church), Terry and his brother John Michael Talbot music. There's preachers on FM radio too. I pray for all to stay true to Jesus.

I do have YouTube premium for news. They do have Christian movies; I watch Nelson Walters and Erick Stakelbeck for prophetic news.

It helps me to sit down and read my Bible and pray for those who get De-railed by the stuff on network tv. I'm not on any social media. I go outside and talk to neighbors and friends and pray with them. Talk to total strangers everywhere I go. People are really lonely.

I always remember that evangelists are Jesus and his disciples with shoes on our feet. :) carrying the good news.

Tomorrow is Passover and the day of Jesus's Resurrection remembrance day. I will lift my song with yours my friend in Christ.


Suze's comment on 2022-04-16 09:42:51:

I think that part of the problem is that so many people view these things as a bit of harmless fun and not actually evil . People are so easily deceived and they don't even realise it . These Kingdoms of men are full of distractions and deceits , things that keep our minds and hearts away from seeking the Truth . We are flooded with false information all the time , we have access to all kinds of evil things now , especially with the internet , it's hard to know what is real and what is lie . There's only one Truth and only one place to find it , the Bible . Thanks Mishael , much love in Christ .


Mishael's comment on 2022-04-16 05:41:18:

Acts 19:19

Use the search box to search: star gazers and astrologers; Chaldeans.

I was one of those who by relatives, were used to capture people to believe in it. It was a miracle you escaped. Help others to get free.


Jesse's comment on 2022-04-15 20:17:00:

Thanks brother Spencer. I hope all is well with you!


S Spencer's comment on 2022-04-15 16:25:48:

Amen Brother Jesse!

Very well put.

God bless.


Janet D's comment on 2022-04-14 18:11:34:


As someone who now understands that I have been on milk for a long time, someone who has relied on myself, as someone who has had doubts and lots of questions, I find your response encouraging and uplifting.

Thank you!


Janet D's comment on 2022-04-14 17:47:11:


Thank you so much for your time and response, your response coincides with what I learned this am about the context of this passage. Agreement is like a nice long deal breathe-a renewing. Thank you Father


Suze's comment on 2022-04-14 16:15:57:

This was part of my experience . When I was young I was into astrology and tarot . I didn't consider that these things were in any way bad . For some reason I decided I wanted to read the Bible so I went out and bought a copy of the KJV .As soon as I got home with it , something told me that I had to get rid of my astrology books and tarot cards immediately , right then . I didn't think twice and threw them away without hesitating , then I started to read the Bible . When I look back on this it was very odd , I felt gently compelled , as if the Bible and those other books could not be in my house together , I had to get rid of them , instantly , and I just did it , without hesitating . It was awesome . I thank God for saving me from myself , He's done it many times .


T. Levis's comment on 2022-04-14 16:05:43:

Reading, Matthew 25:31-46, Matthew 7, Romans 2:8,

"believer" Mark 16:16-18, Luke 8, John 1:12, John 6:64, John 7:5, John 12:23-50, John 17, Romans 4, 1Thessalonians 2:13, Hebrews 11:6, James 2, James 2:19, Romans 1, through Romans 2, Romans 6,

* 1Peter 4, 1Peter 4:17,

Hope these are helpful


ELB's comment on 2022-04-14 15:39:12:

Janet, there are many unbelievers inside the church.

Christ first calls you, you respond because Christ CAUSES you to respond.

Philippians 1:29 For unto you it is GIVEN on behalf of Christ, not only TO BELIEVE ON HIM, but to suffer for his name sake;

Most DO NO BELIEVE, that they believe, because Christ CAUSES them to BELIEVE.

This is just the milk of the word, the meat of the word gets even more complex and it takes more of CHRIST CAUSING YOU TO BELIEVE, the meat of the word.

If the called don't believe the milk, Christ will not give them MORE OF HIMSELF TO BELIEVE THE MEAT.

You are BORN AGAIN by GOD'S WORDS, you become ONE with God's words, you agree with God's words.

Then you are RIGHTEOUS because HE (the word) is RIGHTEOUS, you are HOLY because HE (the word) is HOLY

You PUT ON CHRIST, and all that he is (the word) YOU BECOME.

When you depart from this fleshly body you put on immortality.

1 Timothy 6:16 Whom only hath IMMORTALITY ....... You become the exactness of Christ.

You become a priest (a ministering spirit, a flame of fire) in the kingdom of God, and that kingdom is in IN MAN. You will be in the presence of GOD and GODS ABODE is in man, bring MAN to TRUTH, of what a son of God is.

God Bless You


Jesse's comment on 2022-04-14 15:36:30:

Janet D,

This is speaking of unbelievers in general. This all begins back with Verse 1 and it has to do with a believer taking another believer before an unbelieving judge to settle a grievance.

Verse 2 says we (saints) shall judge the world. So if we are to judge the world, we should be able to judge matters amongst ourselves without taking the matter to an unbelieving judge.

Verses 5-8 are very interesting. He's talking about Christians doing this to each other, not from the outside, but to each other. Christians are doing wrong in justice. They are defrauding their brother. So the brother who is wronged, he files a legal action against his brother. And so he says isn't there any wise men among you that can decide what's right and what's wrong, and make those kinds of decisions?

It's interesting that Paul says to set somebody up, and it doesn't have to be somebody that's educated. He says to take the person that is least esteemed in the church because the right and the wrong is pretty simple!

He says you're at fault in your dealings. First of all, you are defrauding one another, and if your brother does defraud you, you think you got to take him to court because nobody's going to do anything about it.

Just let it go, because we are talking about a Christian with another Christian coming in front of non-believers and letting non-believers judge between God's people. They don't even have the Spirit of God!

Verse 9 says, "Know you not that the (unrighteous) shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, (and that word literally means "boy abusers.") Nor abusers of themselves with mankind, which is one Greek word that is the word homosexual.

What he's saying is you are bringing your complaint against your fellow Christian to the non-believer and they're not even going to inherit the kingdom of God. They are so corrupt and you are asking them to judge between you and another brother.


Janet D's comment on 2022-04-14 13:07:26:

Are the unrighteous in verse 9, talking about unbelievers outside the church?

Thank you


sacha's comment on 2021-06-20 02:47:01:

Who ever you are ,thankyou for that ,may God keep you very very close to Him .


Lost 1's comment on 2021-06-19 20:28:52:

-I have committed at least half of those sins in verse , and that was after i knew better let me say to all those who are dabbling in alcohol, drugs and being immoral its not worth it, your reputation, your self esteem once gone is hard to so very hard to get back, then lies people will lie to about you and people will believe it because why not you done all kind of other things. But worse of all you might begin to doubt your salvation and that is not a place that you want to be, because you might like i did realize late in life that you wasted time, because only what we do for Christ matters. Stay in the word and if you stray get back into it immediately.


Mountain Preacher's comment on 2021-06-14 02:29:55:

Spencer : the reason that many older people choose to live together without matrimony is that if they choose to marry they can possibly lose benefits that they are receiving as a surviving spouse. Often they will secretly get married and never file the marriage license with the state for that reason. In the eyes of God they are married since before the government got involved and made marriage a money making racket their was no license needed to get married. That is how I see it.


Starbux's comment on 2020-12-30 20:42:08:

To Stan, read what Jesus said in John 3:3-5. Read also Luke 24:47. This was fulfilled in Acts 2:38. It is for everyone in the world. In the book of Acts, they were water baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. From the book of Romans - Jude, these are the saints that came from the book of Acts & were Water baptized & filled w the Holy . Ghost Many chapters are in the New Testament on water baptism. We need water baptism (blood is applied; as well as receiving the Holy Ghost (Spirit). In Matthew 26:28 Jesus said, "For this is my blood of the New testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins". Acts 2:38 is the new testament salvation as we follow Christ in all his ways. Praise his name.


Jack C Gutknecht's comment on 2020-12-28 05:04:31:

1 Corinthians 6:18 I like this better from the NIV. Compare the King James Version with the NIV:

KJV -Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

NIV - Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body,

but whoever sins sexually,

sins against their own body.


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