Not as an enemy (mh w ecqron). This is always the problem in such ostracism as discipline, however necessary it is at times. Few things in our churches are more difficult of wise execution than the discipline of erring members. The word ecqro is an adjective, hateful, from ecqo, hate. It can be passive, hated, as in Romans 11:28 , but is usually active hostile, enemy, foe.