Immorality Defiles the Church
1It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and such sexual immorality as is not even named among the Gentiles—that a man has his father’s ⚓wife!
2⚓And you are puffed up, and have not rather ⚓mourned, that he who has done this deed might be taken away from among you.
3⚓For I indeed, as absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged (as though I were present) him who has so done this deed.
4In the ⚓name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together, along with my spirit, ⚓with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,
5⚓deliver such a one to ⚓Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
6⚓Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that ⚓a little leaven leavens the whole lump?
7Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed ⚓Christ, our ⚓Passover, was sacrificed for us.
8Therefore ⚓let us keep the feast, ⚓not with old leaven, nor ⚓with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Immorality Must Be Judged
9I wrote to you in my epistle ⚓not to keep company with sexually immoral people.
10Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go ⚓out of the world.
11But now I have written to you not to keep company ⚓with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner—⚓not even to eat with such a person.
12For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside?
13But those who are outside God judges. Therefore ⚓“put away from yourselves the evil person.”