1 Corinthians 6:3 | August 10

1 Corinthians 6:3

Do you not know that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

There is no question, this is a difficult verse to interpret.  Paul makes a second assumption Do you not know, the first was in verse 2, that they know we shall judge angels.  If we go with the same proposition as in verse 2, that the pronoun we means the Jews, then Paul is stating that the Jews will judge the world, and they will judge angels.  But what does he mean?

Jude 6 says this,

Jude 6  And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

But that verse does not state who is going to be doing the judging.

Here’s another passage,

2 Peter 2:4  For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

But still, no indication that Jews will be doing the judging.  Nonetheless, Paul says they will judge angels.  His point I think is, “It’s going to be a bigger deal to judge angels, why then can’t you judge the things that pertain to this life among yourselves rather than going before a secular court?”

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