1 Corinthians 5
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Sexual Immorality Rebuked

1It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and sexual immorality of such a kind as does not exist even among the Gentiles, namely, that someone has his father’s wife. 2[a]You have become [b]arrogant and [c]have not mourned instead, so that the one who had done this deed would be removed from your midst.

3For I, on my part, though absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged him who has so committed this, as though I were present. 4In the name of our Lord Jesus, when you are assembled, and [d]I with you in spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus, 5I have decided [e]to turn such a person over to Satan for the destruction of his [f]body, so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the [g]Lord.

6Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little [h]leaven leavens the whole lump of dough? 7Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed. 8Therefore let’s celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

9I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people; 10I did not at all mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the greedy and swindlers, or with idolaters, for then you would have to leave the world. 11But [i]actually, I [j]wrote to you not to associate [k]with any so-called brother if he is a sexually immoral person, or a greedy person, or an idolater, or is verbally abusive, or habitually drunk, or a swindler—not even to eat with such a person. 12For what business of mine is it to judge outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church? 13But those who are outside, God [l]judges. REMOVE THE EVIL PERSON FROM AMONG YOURSELVES.



[a] 2 Or have you...?
[b] 2 Lit puffed up
[c] 2 Or have you...?
[d] 4 Lit my spirit, with the power
[e] 5 Or that you are to turn
[f] 5 Lit flesh
[g] 5 One early ms Lord Jesus
[h] 6 I.e., fermented dough
[i] 11 Lit now
[j] 11 Or have written
[k] 11 Lit together if anyone called a brother is
[l] 13 Or will judge

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