1 Corinthians 5
The incestuous person
1 Corinthians 5:1 There goeth a commen sayinge that ther is fornicacion amonge you, and soch fornicacyon, as is not named amonge the gentyls: þt one shuld haue hys fathers wyfe. 1 Corinthians 5:2 And ye swell, and haue not rather sorowed, that he which hath done thys dede, myght be put from amonge you. 1 Corinthians 5:3 For I verely as absent in body, but present in sprete, haue determined allready (as though I were present) concernynge hym that hath done this dede, 1 Corinthians 5:4 in þe name of oure Lord Iesu Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my sprete wt you, with the power of the Lorde Iesus Chryst 1 Corinthians 5:5 to delyuer hym vnto Satan, for the destruccyon of the flesshe, that the sprete maye be saued in the daye of the Lorde Iesus.
is cause rather of shame unto them, than of rejoicing.
1 Corinthians 5:6 Youre reioysynge is not good: knowe ye not, that a lytle leuen sowreth þe whole lompe of dowe?
The old leaven is to be purged out.
1 Corinthians 5:7 Pourge therfore the olde leuen þt ye maye be newe dowe, as ye are swete breed. For Christ oure passeouer is offered vp for vs. 1 Corinthians 5:8 Therfore, let vs kepe holy daye, not with olde leuen, nether with the leuen of malicyousnes & wickednes: but with the swete breed of purenes and trueth. 1 Corinthians 5:9 I wrote vnto you in a pistle, that ye shuld not company wyth fornicatours.
Heinous offenders are to be shunned and avoided.
1 Corinthians 5:10 And I meant not at all of the fornicatours of this world, ether of the coueteous, or extorsyoners, ether the ydolaters: for then must ye nedes haue gone out of þe world. 1 Corinthians 5:11 But now I dyd write vnto you, that ye company not together, yf eny that is called a brother, be a fornicator, or coueteous, or a worshypper of ymages, ether a raylar, ether a dronckard, or an extorcionar: wyth hym that is soche, se that ye eate not. 1 Corinthians 5:12 For what haue I to do, to iudge them which are without. Do ye not iudge them that are within? 1 Corinthians 5:13 Them þt are without, God iudgeth. Put awaye the euell from amonge you.