It is actually being reported that there is sexual sin among you, and it is sexual sin of a kind that is condemned even by pagans-a man is living with his stepmother!
And you stay proud? Shouldn't you rather have felt some sadness that would have led you to remove from your company the man who has done this thing?
For I myself, even though I am absent physically, am with you spiritually; and I have already judged the man who has done this as if I were present.
In the name of the Lord Yeshua, when you are assembled, with me present spiritually and the power of our Lord Yeshua among us,
hand over such a person to the Adversary for his old nature to be destroyed, so that his spirit may be saved in the Day of the Lord.
Your boasting is not good. Don't you know the saying, "It takes only a little hametz to leaven a whole batch of dough?"
Get rid of the old hametz, so that you can be a new batch of dough, because in reality you are unleavened. For our Pesach lamb, the Messiah, has been sacrificed.
So let us celebrate the Seder not with leftover hametz, the hametz of wickedness and evil, but with the matzah of purity and truth.
In my earlier letter I wrote you not to associate with people who engage in sexual immorality.
I didn't mean the sexually immoral people outside your community, or the greedy, or the thieves or the idol-worshippers - for then you would have to leave the world altogether!
No, what I wrote you was not to associate with anyone who is supposedly a brother but who also engages in sexual immorality, is greedy, worships idols, is abusive, gets drunk or steals. With such a person you shouldn't even eat!
For what business is it of mine to judge outsiders? Isn't it those who are part of the community that you should be judging?
God will judge those who are outside. Just expel the evildoer from among yourselves.