1 Corinthians 5

It is generally reported that there is incest among you; and such incest as is not even among the heathens--that one has his father's wife. And you are puffed up, and have not rather bewailed, so that he who has done this work might be taken from among you. Wherefore, I, indeed, as absent in the body yet present in spirit, have already, as present, judged him who committed this act. My sentence is this: You being assembled, my spirit also being with you; in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, with the power of the Lord Jesus Christ, deliver this very person up to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. Your boasting is not becoming. Do you not know, that a little leaven leavens the whole mass?

Cleanse out, therefore, the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, seeing you are without leaven; for even our passover, Christ is sacrificed for us. Therefore, let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness: but with unleavened sincerity and truth.

I wrote you, in that epistle, not to associate with the vicious; 10 but I did not mean in general the fornicators of this world, the avaricious, the rapacious, or the idolaters; seeing, then, indeed, you must go out of the world. 11 But now I write to you, if any one, called a brother, be a fornicator, or a covetous person, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; not to associate, not even to eat, with such a person. 12 For what have I to do to pronounce sentence on them also who are without? Do not you judge them who are within? 13 But them are without, God judges. Therefore, put away from among yourselves the wicked person.

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