1 Corinthians 6:18-20 New Living Translation (NLT)I'm sure you have all read these verses many times, and didn't realize something because English doesn't have singular and plural anymore for "you". So I'm going to share with you the King James Version, which is an older form of English where there was still singular and plural for "you":
18 Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. 19 Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, 20 for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.
1 Corinthians 6:18-20 King James Version (KJV)I do not usually use the King James Version for my Bible studies because the English language has changed since that translation was made, which makes reading it difficult.
18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. 19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
However, this time, I need to refer to the King James Version, or another language like German, which distinguishes between the singular and plural "you". You see, in the form of English used back during the time of King James, they used you/ye for plural and thou/thee for singular. Greek has this singular/plural distinction so the KJV is translating the original Greek, but this is lost in the modern English translations.
Do you see that? All the "you" are plural. That means that the Temple of the Holy Spirit that is affected by our secret sins is not only our singular personal self but the corporate body.
We have a tendency to hide our "secret sins" thinking, "It's only my own problem." But our sin affects our families, our church, people around us.
May this be additional motivation to flee temptation.