1 Corinthians 5 Wesley - It is commonly reported, that there is fornication among



1 It is commonly reported, that there is fornication among you, and such fornication, as is not even named among the heathens, that one should have his father's wife. 2 And are ye puffed up? Have ye not rather mourned, that he who hath done this deed, might be taken from among you? 3 For I verily as absent in body, but present in spirit, have already, 4 as if I were present, judged him who hath so done this, In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, 5 with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, To deliver such an one to Satan, for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
6 Your glorying is not good: know ye not, that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? 7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened; for our passover is slain for us, even Christ: 8 Therefore let us keep the feast; not with the old leaven, nor with the leaven of wickedness and malignity, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
9 I wrote to you in an epistle, Not to converse with lewd persons. 10 But not altogether with the lewd persons of this world, or the covetous, or the rapacious, or idolaters, for then ye must go out of the world. 11 But I have now written unto you, if any who is named a brother, be a lewd person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or rapacious, not to converse with such an one, no, not to eat with him. 12 For what have I to do, to judge them also that are without? Do not ye judge them that are within? 13 (But them that are without God will judge:) And ye will take away from among yourselves that wicked person.