IV. Dealing with Lawsuits
A. The Judgment of the Church
1 Does any one of you who has a 1case against another dare to be judged before the 2unrighteous and not before the saints?
2 Or do you not know that the saints will 1ajudge the world? And if the world is judged by you, are you unworthy of the 2smallest 3judgments?
3 Do you not know that we will 1judge angels, not to mention things of this life?
4 If then you hold ajudgments over things of this life, do you seat as judges 1those who are of no account in the church?
5 I say this to your ashame. So there is no one wise among you, who will be able to discern between his bbrothers?
6 But brother 1goes to court with brother, and this before aunbelievers.
7 Already then it is altogether a 1defeat to you that you have 2lawsuits with one another. Why not 3arather be wronged? Why not 3rather be defrauded?
8 But you wrong and adefraud, and this your brothers.