1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians 5 ©

1 Paul reproveth a scandalous incest committed and protected from censure in the church at Corinth; 3 and by his authority in Christ excommunicateth the offender. 6 The necessity of purging out the old leaven. 9 Christians guilty of notorious crimes are not to be consorted with.


IT is reported commonly that there is afornication among you, and bsuch fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his cfather's wife.


dAnd ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.


eFor I *verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have 1judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed,


fIn the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, gwith the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,


hTo deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in ithe day of the Lord Jesus.


jYour glorying is not good. Know ye not that ka little *leaven leaveneth the whole lump?


lPurge out therefore the old *leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. mFor even Christ our passover 2is sacrificed for us:


Therefore let us keep 3the feast, nnot with old *leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.


I wrote unto you in an epistle onot to company with fornicators:


pYet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.


But now I have written unto you qnot to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a *railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.


For what have I to do to judge rthem also that are *without? do not ye judge sthem that are within?


But them that are *without tGod judgeth. Therefore uput away from among yourselves that wicked person.