1 Corinthians 5:3

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.

Read 1 Corinthians 5:3 Using Other Translations

For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed,
For though absent in body, I am present in spirit; and as if present, I have already pronounced judgment on the one who did such a thing.
Even though I am not with you in person, I am with you in the Spirit. And as though I were there, I have already passed judgment on this man

What does 1 Corinthians 5:3 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Corinthians 5:3

For I verily, as absent in body
As he really was, being now at Philippi, if any dependence is to be had upon the subscription of this epistle; or rather at Ephesus; however, wherever he was, it is certain he was not at Corinth:

but present in spirit;
in his affection to them, care of them, and concern for their good, and the glory of God:

have judged already;
he had considered of the matter, thought very deliberately about it, and was now come to a point, to a determination concerning it, what to do in it:

as though I were present;
upon the spot, in person, to do what he had resolved upon:

to him that hath so done this deed;
this infamous one, and in so scandalous a manner, and which was continued in: what that was which the apostle, upon mature deliberation and judgment, determined to do with this wicked man, is expressed in ( 1 Corinthians 5:5 ) which is to be connected with this, the whole fourth verse being to be read in a parenthesis, and that was to deliver him to Satan.

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