1 Corinthians 5

Immoral Church Members

1It is widely reported that there is sexual immorality a among you, and the kind of sexual immorality that is not even tolerated
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among the Gentiles c – a man is living with his father’s wife. d
2 And you are inflated with pride, instead of filled with grief e so that he who has committed this act might be removed from your congregation. 3 For though I am absent in body but present in spirit f I have already decided about the one who has done this thing as though I were present. 4When you are assembled in the name of our Lord Jesus with my spirit and with the power of our Lord Jesus, 5turn that one over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, g so that his spirit may be saved in the Day of the Lord. h

6 Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast i permeates the whole batch of dough? j 7
clean: When something is clean, it is holy or acceptable to God. When it is unclean, it is unholy (such as an unclean spirit). The term can be used in a ritual sense to apply to moral standards for living.
Clean out the old yeast so that you may be a new batch. You are indeed unleavened, for Christ our
Passover: The Israelite festival celebrated on the fourteenth day of the first month in the early spring. It was a celebration of the deliverance of the Israelites from Egypt, commemorating the final plague on Egypt when the firstborn were killed.
Passover m has been sacrificed.
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8 Therefore, let us observe the feast, not with old yeast or with the yeast of malice and evil o but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Church Discipline

9 I wrote to you in a letter not to associate p with sexually immoral people. q 10I did not mean the immoral people of this
world: The organized Satanic system that is opposed to God and hostile to Jesus and His followers. The non-Christian culture including governments, educational systems, and businesses
world or the greedy s and swindlers t or idolaters; otherwise you would have to leave the world. u
11 But now I am writing
Or now I wrote
you not to associate with anyone who claims to be a believer
Lit anyone named a brother
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x who is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or verbally abusive, a drunkard y or a swindler. Do not even eat with such a person.
12 For what business is it of mine to judge z outsiders? Don’t you judge those who are inside? 13 But God judges outsiders. Put away the evil person from among yourselves. aa , ab
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