Even though I am not physically present, I am with you in spirit.1 And I have already passed judgment on the one who did this, just as if I were present.
When you are assembled in the name of our Lord Jesus2 and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our Lord Jesus is present,
hand this man over3 to Satan,4 so that the sinful naturea may be destroyed and his spirit saved on the day of the Lord.56
Your boasting is not good.6 Don't you know that a little yeast7 works through the whole batch of dough?87
Get rid of the old yeast that you may be a new batch without yeast--as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.98
Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with bread without yeast,10 the bread of sincerity and truth.
I have written you in my letter not to associate11 with sexually immoral people--
not at all meaning the people of this world12 who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world.
But now I am writing you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother13 but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater14 or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a man do not even eat.1512
What business is it of mine to judge those outside16 the church? Are you not to judge those inside?1713
God will judge those outside. "Expel the wicked man from among you."b18