1 Corinthians 5:6
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English Standard Version
Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?

King James Bible
Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?

American Standard Version
Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Your glorying is not good. Know you not that a little leaven corrupteth the whole lump ?

English Revised Version
Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?

Webster's Bible Translation
Your boasting is not good. Know ye not, that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?

Weymouth New Testament
It is no good thing--this which you make the ground of your boasting. Do you not know that a little yeast corrupts the whole of the dough?

1 Corinthians 5:6 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Glorying (καῦχημα)

Not the act, but the subject of boasting; namely, the condition of the Corinthian church.

Lump (φύραμα)

See on Romans 12:21. A significant term, suggesting the oneness of the Church, and the consequent danger from evil-doers.

1 Corinthians 5:6 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

glorying.

1 Corinthians 5:2 And you are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that has done this deed might be taken away from among you.

1 Corinthians 3:21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;

1 Corinthians 4:18,19 Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you...

James 4:16 But now you rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.

a little.

1 Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

Matthew 13:33 Another parable spoke he to them; The kingdom of heaven is like to leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal...

Matthew 16:6-12 Then Jesus said to them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees...

Luke 13:21 It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

Galatians 5:9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump.

2 Timothy 2:17 And their word will eat as does a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;

Cross References
Hosea 7:4
They are all adulterers; they are like a heated oven whose baker ceases to stir the fire, from the kneading of the dough until it is leavened.

Matthew 16:6
Jesus said to them, "Watch and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees."

Matthew 16:12
Then they understood that he did not tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

Romans 6:16
Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?

1 Corinthians 5:2
And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you.

Galatians 5:9
A little leaven leavens the whole lump.

James 4:16
As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.

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