(Week 23 of the year: Tuesday)
THERE ARE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BROTHERS IN FRONT OF UNBELIEVERS.
Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to be judged before the unjust, and not before the saints?
Know you not that the saints shall judge this world? And if the world shall be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
Know you not that we shall judge angels? how much more things of this world?
If therefore you have judgments of things pertaining to this world, set them to judge, who are the most despised in the church.
I speak to your shame. Is it so that there is not among you any one wise man, that is able to judge between his brethren?
But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before unbelievers.
Already indeed there is plainly a fault among you, that you have lawsuits one with another. Why do you not rather take wrong? Why do you not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?
But you do wrong and defraud, and that to your brethren.
Know you not that the unjust shall not possess the kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers,
Nor the effiminate, nor liers with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetuous, nor drunkards, nor railers, nor extortioners, shall possess the kingdom of God.
And such some of you were; but you are washed, but you are sanctified in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Spirit of our God.
V. The Gospel of the Lord.
R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.