1 Corinthians - Chapter 6:9


I want to ask, is the Apostle Paul in First Epistle to the Corinthians, Chapter 6:9, referring to the sin of masturbation?
I see that this text: catholic.org/bible/book.php?id=53&bible_chapter=6 is slightly different from the one from here vatican.va/archive/ENG0839/__PZB.HTM


While any sexual activity outside marriage is a sin of grave matter, Paul talks about fornication which is sex between an unmarried man and an unmarried woman.


I prefer the Ignatius Study Bible which uses the RSV-CE, and Let’s take a look in context, 1 Cor 9-11
9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the immoral,a] nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals,**(“https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+COR+6%3A7-11&version=RSVCE;DRA#fen-RSVCE-32635b”)]c] 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.

You might want to invest in a good study Bible like the Ignatius Study Bible.


Thank you guys for answers.
I agree that the sexual activity outside marriage is a sin. I wanted to better understand the passage. It is always interesting to study the meanings of the Bible.


Those who “pornoi” are described as serious sinners in the passage. The word “pornoi” may refer to (among other things) masturbation, yes.

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