Sexual Immorality Defiles the Church
1It is actually reported that there is #2 Cor. 12:21 sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, #Lev. 18:8; Deut. 22:30; 27:20for a man has his father’s wife. 2And #See ch. 4:6 you are arrogant! Ought you #[2 Cor. 7:7-10]not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you.
3For though #Col. 2:5; [1 Thess. 2:17]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. 4When you are assembled #2 Thess. 3:6; [Matt. 16:19; 18:18; John 20:23; 2 Cor. 13:3, 10; 1 Tim. 5:20]in the name of the Lord Jesus and my spirit is present, with the power of our Lord Jesus, 5you are #1 Tim. 1:20; [Job 2:6; Acts 26:18] to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so #[Prov. 23:14] that his spirit may be saved #See ch. 1:8in the day of the Lord.#5:5 Some manuscripts add Jesus
James 4:16; [ver. 2] Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that #Gal. 5:9; [ch. 15:33]a little leaven leavens the whole lump? 7Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. 8Let us therefore celebrate the festival, #Ex. 12:15; Deut. 16:3 not with the old leaven, #[Matt. 16:6, 12; Mark 8:15; Luke 12:1]the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
9I wrote to you in my letter #[2 Cor. 6:14; Eph. 5:11; 2 Thess. 3:6, 14]not to associate with sexually immoral people— 10#[ch. 10:27] not at all meaning #Eph. 5:5; Col. 3:5; [ch. 6:9] the sexually immoral of this world, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters, #[John 17:15]since then you would need to go out of the world. 11But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone #2 Thess. 3:6who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one. 12For what have I to do with judging #See Mark 4:11 outsiders? #[ch. 6:1-4]Is it not those inside the church#5:12 Greek those inside whom you are to judge? 13God judges#5:13 Or will judge those outside. #[Deut. 13:5; 17:7, 12; 21:21; 22:21, 22, 24; Judg. 20:13]“Purge the evil person from among you.”