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1 Corinthians 5 (Lexham English Bible)

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Immoral Behavior and Church Discipline

1 It is reported everywhere [that there] is sexual immorality among you, and sexual immorality of such a kind which [does] not [even exist] among the Gentiles, so that someone has the wife of [his] father. 2 And you are inflated with pride, and should you not rather have mourned, so that the one who has done this deed would be removed from your midst? 3 For [although I]a am absent in body but present in spirit, I have already passed judgment on the one who has done this in this way, as [if I]b were present. 4 In the name of our Lord Jesus, [when]c you are assembled, and my spirit, together with the power of our Lord Jesus, 5 [I have decided]d to hand over such a person to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, in order that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord. 6 Your boasting [is] not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole batch of dough? 7 Clean out the old leaven in order that you may be a new batch of dough, just as you are unleavened. For Christ our Passover has been sacrificed. 8 So then, let us celebrate the feast, not with the old leaven or with the leaven of wickedness and sinfulness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 9 I wrote to you in the letter not to associate with sexually immoral people. 10 By no means [did I mean] the sexually immoral people of this world or the greedy people and swindlers or idolaters, since then you would have to depart out of the world. 11 But now I have written to you not to associate with any so-called brother, if he is a sexually immoral person or a greedy person or an idolater or an abusive person or a drunkard or a swindler--with such a person not even to eat. 12 For what [is it] to me to judge those outside? Should you not judge those inside? 13 But those outside God will judge. Remove the evil person {from among yourselves}e.
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