1 Corinthians 5:1-8 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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2 And you are proud! Shouldn’t you rather have gone into mourning and have put out of your fellowship the man who has been doing this?

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3 For my part, even though I am not physically present, I am with you in spirit. As one who is present with you in this way, I have already passed judgment in the name of our Lord Jesus on the one who has been doing this.

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4 So when you are assembled and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our Lord Jesus is present,

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5 hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh,ab so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord.

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    • l 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.
    • m 5:5 - Or "of his body"
      6 Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough?

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      7 Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch—as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.

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      8 Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the old bread leavened with malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

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