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Jehovah’s Witnesses


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1 Corinthians 5:1-13

5  Actually fornication*+ is reported among YOU, and such fornication as is not even among the nations, that a wife a certain [man] has of [his] father.*+  And are YOU puffed up,+ and did YOU not rather mourn,+ in order that the man that committed this deed should be taken away from YOUR midst?+  I for one, although absent in body but present in spirit, have certainly judged already,+ as if I were present, the man who has worked in such a way as this,  that in the name of our Lord Jesus, when YOU are gathered together, also my spirit with the power of our Lord Jesus,+  YOU hand such a man over to Satan+ for the destruction of the flesh, in order that the spirit+ may be saved in the day of the Lord.+  YOUR [cause for] boasting+ is not fine. Do YOU not know that a little leaven ferments+ the whole lump?+  Clear away the old leaven, that YOU may be a new lump,+ according as YOU are free from ferment. For, indeed, Christ+ our passover+ has been sacrificed.+  Consequently let us keep the festival,+ not with old leaven,+ neither with leaven+ of badness and wickedness,+ but with unfermented cakes of sincerity and truth.+  In my letter I wrote YOU to quit mixing in company with fornicators, 10  not [meaning] entirely with the fornicators+ of this world+ or the greedy persons and extortioners or idolaters. Otherwise, YOU would actually have to get out of the world.+ 11  But now I am writing YOU to quit mixing in company+ with* anyone called a brother that is a fornicator or a greedy+ person or an idolater or a reviler or a drunkard+ or an extortioner, not even eating with such a man. 12  For what do I have to do with judging those outside?+ Do YOU not judge those inside,+ 13  while God judges those outside?+ “Remove the wicked [man] from among yourselves.”+


“Fornication.” Gr., por·nei′a; Lat., for·ni·ca′ti·o. See Nu 14:33 ftn, “Fornication”; App 5A.
Or, “that a certain [man] has [his] father’s wife.”
Lit., “not to be mixing selves up with.” Gr., me sy·na·na·mi′gny·sthai; Lat., non com·mi′sce·ri.