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1 Corinthians 5 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Paul Condemns Spiritual Pride
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 5:1 - I can hardly believe the report about the sexual immorality going on among you—something that even pagans don’t do. I am told that a man in your church is living in sin with his stepmother.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 5:2 - You are so proud of yourselves, but you should be mourning in sorrow and shame. And you should remove this man from your fellowship.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 5:3 - Even though I am not with you in person, I am with you in the Spirit.[fn] And as though I were there, I have already passed judgment on this man
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 5:4 - in the name of the Lord Jesus. You must call a meeting of the church.[fn] I will be present with you in spirit, and so will the power of our Lord Jesus.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 5:5 - Then you must throw this man out and hand him over to Satan so that his sinful nature will be destroyed[fn] and he himself[fn] will be saved on the day the Lord[fn] returns.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 5:6 - Your boasting about this is terrible. Don’t you realize that this sin is like a little yeast that spreads through the whole batch of dough?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 5:7 - Get rid of the old “yeast” by removing this wicked person from among you. Then you will be like a fresh batch of dough made without yeast, which is what you really are. Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed for us.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 5:8 - So let us celebrate the festival, not with the old bread[fn] of wickedness and evil, but with the new bread[fn] of sincerity and truth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 5:9 - When I wrote to you before, I told you not to associate with people who indulge in sexual sin.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 5:10 - But I wasn’t talking about unbelievers who indulge in sexual sin, or are greedy, or cheat people, or worship idols. You would have to leave this world to avoid people like that.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 5:11 - I meant that you are not to associate with anyone who claims to be a believer[fn] yet indulges in sexual sin, or is greedy, or worships idols, or is abusive, or is a drunkard, or cheats people. Don’t even eat with such people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 5:12 - It isn’t my responsibility to judge outsiders, but it certainly is your responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 5:13 - God will judge those on the outside; but as the Scriptures say, “You must remove the evil person from among you.”[fn]
NLT Footnotes
Greek his father’s wife.
Or in spirit.
Or In the name of the Lord Jesus, you must call a meeting of the church.
Or so that his body will be destroyed; Greek reads for the destruction of the flesh.
Greek and the spirit.
Other manuscripts read the Lord Jesus; still others read our Lord Jesus Christ.
Greek has been sacrificed.
Greek not with old leaven.
Greek but with unleavened [bread].
Greek a brother.
Deut 17:7.

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