I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people;
Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them;
Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?
If anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take special note of that person and do not associate with him, so that he will be put to shame.
Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from every brother who leads an unruly life and not according to the tradition which you received from us.
How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
“Forsake your folly and live,
And proceed in the way of understanding.”
You have become arrogant and have not mourned instead, so that the one who had done this deed would be removed from your midst.
Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed.
“Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate,” says the Lord.
“And do not touch what is unclean;
And I will welcome you.