1 Corinthians 5

Sexual Immorality Defiles the Church

1It is actually reported that there is a  sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, b  for a man has his father’s wife. 2And c  you are arrogant! Ought you d  not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you.

3For though e  absent in body, I am present in spirit; and as if present, I have already pronounced judgment on the one who did such a thing. 4When you are assembled f  in the name of the Lord Jesus and my spirit is present, with the power of our Lord Jesus, 5you are g  to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so h  that his spirit may be saved i  in the day of the Lord.
Some manuscripts add Jesus

6 k  Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that l  a little leaven leavens the whole lump? 7Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. 8Let us therefore celebrate the festival, m  not with the old leaven, n  the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

9I wrote to you in my letter o  not to associate with sexually immoral people— 10 p  not at all meaning q  the sexually immoral of this world, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters r  since then you would need to go out of the world. 11But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone s  who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one. 12For what have I to do with judging t  outsiders? u  Is it not those inside the church
Greek  those inside
whom you are to judge?
13God judges
Or will judge
those outside. x  Purge the evil person from among you.”

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