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1 Corinthians 5:1-9 (English Standard Version)

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Sexual Immorality Defiles the Church

1 It is actually reported that there is 1sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, 2for a man has his father's wife. 2 And 3you are arrogant! Ought you 4not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you. 3 For though 5absent in body, I am present in spirit; and as if present, I have already pronounced judgment on the one who did such a thing. 4 When you are assembled 6in the name of the Lord Jesus and my spirit is present, with the power of our Lord Jesus, 5 you are 7to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so 8that his spirit may be saved 9in the day of the Lord.a 6 10Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that 11a little leaven leavens the whole lump? 7 Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. 8 Let us therefore celebrate the festival, 12not with the old leaven, 13the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 9 I wrote to you in my letter 14not to associate with sexually immoral people--
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