6 If any of you has a dispute against another, how dare you take it to courtk before the unrighteous,* and not before the saints? 2 Or don’t you know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the trivial cases? 3 Don’t you know that we will judge angels—how much more matters of this life? 4 So if you have such matters, do you appoint as your judges those who have no standingl in the church? 5 I say this to your shame!m Can it be that there is not one wise person among you who is able to arbitrate between fellow believers?n 6 Instead, brother goes to court against brother, and that before unbelievers!o
7 As it is, to have legal disputes against one another is already a defeat for you.p Why not rather be wronged?q Why not rather be cheated?r 8 Instead, you yourselves do wrong and cheat—and you do this to brothers and sisters!