1 Corinthians 5:6

6 1Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that 2a little leaven leavens the whole lump?

1 Corinthians 5:6 In-Context

4 When you are assembled in the name of the Lord Jesus and my spirit is present, with the power of our Lord Jesus,
5 you are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so 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 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, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Cross References 2

  • 1. James 4:16; [ver. 2]
  • 2. Galatians 5:9; [1 Corinthians 15:33]
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