1 Corinthians 5
The incestuous person
1 Corinthians 5:1 It is universally reported [that there is] fornication among you, and such fornication as [is] not even among the nations, so that one should have his father's wife. 1 Corinthians 5:2 And *ye* are puffed up, and ye have not rather mourned, in order that he that has done this deed might be taken away out of the midst of you. 1 Corinthians 5:3 For *I*, [as] absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged as present, 1 Corinthians 5:4 [to deliver,] in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (ye and my spirit being gathered together, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ), him that has so wrought this: 1 Corinthians 5:5 to deliver him, [I say, being] such, to Satan for destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
is cause rather of shame unto them, than of rejoicing.
1 Corinthians 5:6 Your boasting [is] not good. Do ye not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?
The old leaven is to be purged out.
1 Corinthians 5:7 Purge out the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, according as ye are unleavened. For also our passover, Christ, has been sacrificed; 1 Corinthians 5:8 so that let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, nor with leaven of malice and wickedness, but with unleavened [bread] of sincerity and truth. 1 Corinthians 5:9 I have written to you in the epistle not to mix with fornicators;
Heinous offenders are to be shunned and avoided.
1 Corinthians 5:10 not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the avaricious and rapacious, or idolaters, since [then] ye should go out of the world. 1 Corinthians 5:11 But now I have written to you, if any one called brother be fornicator, or avaricious, or idolater, or abusive, or a drunkard, or rapacious, not to mix with [him]; with such a one not even to eat. 1 Corinthians 5:12 For what have *I* [to do] with judging those outside also? *ye*, do not ye judge them that are within? 1 Corinthians 5:13 But those without God judges. Remove the wicked person from amongst yourselves.