THE FIRST EPISTLE
PAUL THE APOSTLE
1 Corinthians 5 ©
1 The apostle comes further and proves by the defects which were yet in their congregation, that the Corinthians had more cause to humble themselves than to boast and lift themselves up, and foremost because of the incest tolerated among them. 2 Exhorts them earnestly that they should keep him, who had done this, out of the midst of them, and deliver him over to Satan. 6 Produces several reasons to this purpose, especially by a similitude taken from leaven, which in the keeping of the Passover in the Old Testament was to be purged out. 9 Instructs them afterwards more at large against what kind of men this ecclesiastical discipline must be exercised. 11 Namely against those who are called brethren, and gave such like offenses. 12 Leaving those who were without the congregation committed to the judgment of God.
IT is reported 1commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is 2not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have 3hisa father’s wife.
And ye are puffed up, and have not rather 4mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away 5from among you.
Forb I verily, as absent in body, but present 6in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed,
7In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, 8with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,
9To deliver such an onec unto Satan 10for the destruction of the flesh, that 11the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
12Your glorying is not good. Knowd ye not that 13a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?
14Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ 15our passovere is sacrificed for us:
16Therefore let us keep the feast,f not 17with oldg leaven, neither 18with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but 19with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
I wrote unto you 20in an epistle noth21to company with fornicators:
22Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go 23out of the world.
24But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called 25a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or 26an idolater, or a railer,i or a drunkard, or an extortioner; withj such an one no 27not to eat.
For what have I to do to judge them also 28that are without? do not ye judge them 29that are within?
But them that are without God 30judgeth. Thereforek put away from among yourselves that wicked person.