1 Corinthians 6
1 Corinthians 6:1
Dare any of you, having a matter against his neighbor, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the holy ones?
1 Corinthians 6:2
Don’t you know that the holy ones will judge the world? And if the world is judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
1 Corinthians 6:3
Don’t you know that we will judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life?
1 Corinthians 6:4
If then, you have to judge things pertaining to this life, do you set them to judge who are of no account in the assembly?
1 Corinthians 6:5
I say this to move you to shame. Isnt there even one wise man among you who would be able to decide between his brothers?
1 Corinthians 6:6
But brother goes to law with brother, and that before unbelievers!
1 Corinthians 6:7
Therefore it is already altogether a defect in you, that you have lawsuits one with another. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded?
1 Corinthians 6:8
No, but you yourselves do wrong, and defraud, and that against your brothers.
1 Corinthians 6:9
Or dont you know that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Dont be deceived. Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexuals,
1 Corinthians 6:10
nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor extortioners, will inherit the Kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 6:11
Such were some of you, but you were washed. But you were sanctified. But you were justified in the name of the Lord Yeshua, and in the Spirit of our God.
1 Corinthians 6:12
All things are lawful for me, but not all things are expedient. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of anything.
“You shall be holy…”
“Sanctify yourself also regarding that which is permissible to you.”
Yevamot 20a, cited at Chabad.org
“The meaning of this is that since the Torah has warned against forbidden sexual relations and forbidden foods, while permitting relations with one’s wife and eating meat and wine, the lustful person can find a place to wallow in promiscuity with his wife or wives, and be of “the guzzlers of wine and the gluttons of meat,” and converse at will of all licentious things (since no prohibition against this is specified in the Torah). He can be a hedonist with the Torah’s permission. Therefore, after enumerating the things which it forbids entirely, the Torah says: “Be holy.” Constrain yourself also in that which is permitted.”
Nachmanides, cited at Chabad.org
“The first dictum we heard from the Rebbe (Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi) was: “What is forbidden, one must not; what is permitted, one need not.”
Rabbi Mordechai of Horodok, cited at Chabad.org