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1 Corinthians 5:1 NIV

Dealing With a Case of Incest

1 It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that even pagans do not tolerate: A man is sleeping with his father’s wife.

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  • a 5:5 - In contexts like this, the Greek word for "flesh" ("sarx" ) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit.
  • b 5:5 - Or "of his body"
  • c 5:11 - The Greek word for "brother or sister" ("adelphos" ) refers here to a believer, whether man or woman, as part of God’s family; also in 8:11, 13.
  • d 5:13 - Deut. 13:5; 17:7; 19:19; 21:21; 22:21,24; 24:7