1 Corinthians 6:19-20

19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?

20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.

temple (v.19) = sanctuary, shrine — a place where God’s honor dwells and where His glory is manifested

The Corinthians would readily understand what Paul meant by this statement. There were heathen shrines in Corinth, each for its special god. Much of their worship was associated with immoral priactices. Here was a new conception of life. It was — the body as a shrine for God. It was no longer a sacred building but a sacred body. It was no longer God isolated to a sacred place but God present in every activity of life. — Laurin, page 118.

of God (v.19) — Ephesians 1:13

not your own (v.19) — after being indwelled by the Spirit, the believer should not consider his body his to do with as he wants — Romans 14:8-9

price (v.20) — the blood of Christ

therefore (v.20) — in response to being bought with the blood of Christ

glorify God (v20) — our response to having been bought

and in your spirit, which are God’s (v.20) — not in most manuscripts

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