1 Corinthians 5:1-13

5  There is talk of such a thing as unchastity among you, and such unchastity as there is not even among the heathen, so that one has his father’s wife; 2  and you are puffed up, and did not rather go to mourning, so that the one who had done that thing would be got out from your midst? 3  For I, absent in body but present in spirit, have already, as present, come to the decision—you and my spirit, 4  together with the power of our Lord Jesus, being assembled in the Lord Jesus Christ’s name— 5  to hand over to Satan the man with such a record, the one that did that in that fashion, for destruction of the flesh in order that the spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord. 6  Your boast is not a good one. Do you not know that a little yeast makes the whole batch of dough yeasty? 7  Clean out the old yeast in order that you may be a new batch as you are unyeasty men—for our passover is sacrificed, Christ, 8  so let us keep the feast not with old yeast nor with yeast of viciousness and villainy but with yeastless bread of candor and truth. 9  I wrote to you in my letter not to be mixed up with libertines; 10  not in general, this world’s libertines, or overreaching and grasping people or idolaters, since you would be obliged to go out of the world; 11  but I did tell you not to be mixed up if anyone who goes by the name of brother is a libertine or overreaching or an idolater or abusive or drunken or grasping, not even to eat with the one who is like that. 12  For what business is it of mine to judge the outsiders? do not you do the judging of the insiders, 13 * but God the judging of the outsiders? Get the vicious man out of your company.


5:13 Lit. out of yourselves