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1 Corinthians

5:1It is common knowledge that there is promiscuity among you, and of a kind not even seen among the non-Judeans: a man has his father’s wife.5:2And you are proud! Should you not instead mourn, so that the one committing this act is removed from among you?5:3I may not be there in person, but I am with you in spirit, and I have already judged the one who has done this just as I would if I were there.5:4When you are assembled together in the Name of our Master Jesus, and I am with you there in spirit along with the power of our Master Jesus,5:5hand this one over to the Adversary for the extermination of the flesh, so that the spirit may be saved on the Day of the Master.

5:6Your bragging is not exactly the best thing to do. Don’t you know that it only takes a little yeast to make the whole loaf rise?5:7Then purge the old yeast, so that you can be a “fresh loaf” without yeast to go along with our sacrificed Passover (the Anointed).5:8Let us observe the Festival, not with the old yeast of evil and malice, but with the bread without yeast, with sincerity and truth.

5:9When I wrote to you before, I told you not to mingle with the promiscuous,5:10but I didn’t mean those of the world— the greedy, extortioners, and idolaters. In that case you’d have to completely leave the world.5:11But what I’m saying is that you must not mingle with anyone who is called a sister or brother that is promiscuous, or greedy, or an idolater, or a mocker, or a drunkard, or an extortioner. Do not even eat with people like that!5:12After all, what business is it of mine to judge outsiders? Are you not to judge those on the inside?5:13God will judge the outsiders. So expel the evil one from among you!