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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Here he takes occasion to warn them against many heinous evils, to which they had been formerly addicted. I. He puts it to them as a plain truth, of which they could not be ignorant, that such sinners should not inherit the kingdom of God. The meanest among them must know thus much, that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God (1 Cor. 6:9), shall not be owned as true members of his church on earth, nor admitted as glorious members of the church in heaven. All unrighteousness is... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

6:9-11 Are you not aware that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Make no mistake--neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor sensualists, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor rapacious men, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor robbers shall inherit the Kingdom of God--and such were some of you. But you have been washed; you have been consecrated; you have been put into a right relationship with God through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and through the Spirit of... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 1 Corinthians 6:11

And such were some of you ,.... Not all, but some of them; and of these everyone was not guilty of all these crimes; but some had been guilty of one, and others of another; so that they had been all committed by one or another of them. The Corinthians were a people very much given to uncleanness and luxury, without measure F9 Aelian. Hist. var. l. 1. c. 19. , which was the ruin of their state: and among these wicked people God had some chosen vessels of salvation; who are put in mind... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Corinthians 6:11

And such were some of you - It was not with the prospect of collecting saints that the apostles went about preaching the Gospel of the kingdom. None but sinners were to be found over the face of the earth; they preached that sinners might be converted unto God, made saints, and constituted into a Church; and this was the effect as well as the object of their preaching. But ye are washed - Several suppose that the order in which the operations of the grace of God take place in the soul is... read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Corinthians 6:11

Verse 11 11.And such were ye. Some add a term of speciality: Such were some of you, as in Greek the word τινὲς is added; but I am rather of opinion that the Apostle speaks in a general way. I consider that term to be redundant, in accordance with the practice of the Greeks, who frequently make use of it for the sake of ornament, not by way of restriction. We must not, however, understand him as putting all in one bundle, so as to attribute all these vices to each of them, but he simply means to... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Corinthians 6:1-11

Civil relations and Church membership; litigation before heathen courts. The chapter opens abruptly. "Dare any of you"—a strong expression of disapproval—"having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust?" Judaism had taught the Jews not to go before Gentile judges with a lawsuit against their brethren; the Romans had accorded to the Jews the right to settle their disputes among themselves, and Christians at that time might avail themselves of this rule (Lunge). But St. Paul,... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Genuine reformation. "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, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 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." Reformation of... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Our inheritance in peril I. WHAT OUR INHERITANCE IS . "The kingdom of God:" present, but chiefly future. Of which Peter speaks ( 2 Peter 3:13 ), "We, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness." Heaven, and the heavenly life, and the heavenly joys; the "rest that remaineth for the people of God;" the nightless, sinless, curseless, painless land; the "many mansions" of the Father's house; the eternal home, where we "shall see... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Before and after: two pictures. The apostle reminds them that wrong doing of every kind excludes from the kingdom of God, and that consequently their quarrels and litigation are bringing them into danger. They are forgetting the meaning of their conversion. I. OUR ORIGINAL CONDITION . Though this dark picture is meant to represent sinners at Corinth, its general features are universally applicable. 1. Sin is various, yet one. The branches are many, but they grow out of the... read more

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