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1 Corinthians 5 Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

The Need for Church Discipline and Personal Sanctification

It is actually[a] reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and it is a kind of sexual immorality that not even the Gentiles practice: A man has his father’s wife! Yet you are proud! Shouldn’t you have been filled with sorrow so that the man who did this deed would be removed from among you? Even though I am absent in body, I am present in spirit, and as one who is present, I have already decided about the man who has done such a thing. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together, and my spirit is there, along with the power of our Lord Jesus,[b] hand such a man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that the spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord Jesus.[c]

Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough? Purge out the old yeast so that you may be a new batch, just as you are unleavened. For our Passover lamb has been sacrificed, namely, Christ! So let us keep celebrating the festival, not with old yeast, not with the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

When I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with the sexually immoral, 10 I did not at all mean the sexually immoral people of this world, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters, for then you would have to leave the world. 11 But in this situation, I wrote to you not to associate with anyone who is called a brother if he is sexually immoral, or greedy, or an idolater, or verbally abusive, or a drunkard, or a swindler. Do not even eat with such a person. 12 For what business is it of mine to judge people outside the church? Do you not judge those inside? 13 God will judge the people outside the church. “Remove the wicked man from among yourselves.”[d]


  1. 1 Corinthians 5:1 Or widely
  2. 1 Corinthians 5:4 Some witnesses to the text add Christ.
  3. 1 Corinthians 5:5 Some witnesses to the text add Christ.
  4. 1 Corinthians 5:13 Deuteronomy 17:7; 19:19; 21:21; 22:21; 24:7
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