I Corinthians 5
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I Corinthians 5

5
Immorality Defiles the Church
1It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and such sexual immorality as is not even named among the Gentiles—that a man has his father’s #Lev. 18:6–8; Deut. 22:30; 27:20wife! 2#1 Cor. 4:18And you are puffed up, and have not rather #2 Cor. 7:7–10mourned, that he who has done this deed might be taken away from among you. 3#Col. 2:5; 1 Thess. 2:17For I indeed, as absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged (as though I were present) him who has so done this deed. 4In the #(Matt. 18:20)name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together, along with my spirit, #(Matt. 16:19; John 20:23); 2 Cor. 12:9with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, 5#Ps. 109:6; Prov. 23:14; Luke 22:31; 1 Tim. 1:20deliver such a one to #(Acts 26:18)Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
6#1 Cor. 3:21Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that #Hos. 7:4; Matt. 16:6, 12; Gal. 5:9; 2 Tim. 2:17a little leaven leavens the whole lump? 7Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed #Is. 53:7Christ, our #John 19:14Passover, was sacrificed for us. 8Therefore #Ex. 12:15let us keep the feast, #Deut. 16:3not with old leaven, nor #Matt. 16:6with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Immorality Must Be Judged
9I wrote to you in my epistle #2 Cor. 6:14; Eph. 5:11; 2 Thess. 3:6not to keep company with sexually immoral people. 10Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go #John 17:15out of the world. 11But now I have written to you not to keep company #Matt. 18:17with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner—#Gal. 2:12not even to eat with such a person.
12For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside? 13But those who are outside God judges. Therefore #Deut. 13:5; 17:7, 12; 19:19; 21:21; 22:21, 24; 24:7; 1 Cor. 5:2“put away from yourselves the evil person.”

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