1 Corinthians 5:1-8

Dealing With a Case of Incest

1 It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that even pagans do not tolerate: A man is sleeping with his father’s wife.
2 And you are proud! Shouldn’t you rather have gone into mourning and have put out of your fellowship the man who has been doing this?
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.
4 So when you are assembled and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our Lord Jesus is present,
5 hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh,[a][b] so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord.
6 Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough?
7 Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch—as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.
8 Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the old bread leavened with malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Cross References 13

  • 1. Leviticus 18:8; Deuteronomy 22:30; Deuteronomy 27:20
  • 2. 2 Corinthians 7:7-11
  • 3. ver 13
  • 4. Colossians 2:5; 1 Thessalonians 2:17
  • 5. 2 Thessalonians 3:6
  • 6. 1 Timothy 1:20
  • 7. S Matthew 4:10
  • 8. S 1 Corinthians 1:8
  • 9. James 4:16
  • 10. Matthew 16:6,12
  • 11. Galatians 5:9
  • 12. Ex 12:3-6,21; Mark 14:12; 1 Peter 1:19
  • 13. Exodus 12:14,15; Deuteronomy 16:3

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. In contexts like this, the Greek word for "flesh" ("sarx" ) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit.
  • [b]. Or "of his body"
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