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.
But the LORD said to Moses, "If her father had but spit in her face, would she not bear her shame for seven days? Let her be shut up for seven days outside the camp, and afterward she may be received again."
"You shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and you shall be careful to observe these statutes.
and I said, "O my God, I am ashamed and embarrassed to lift up my face to You, my God, for our iniquities have risen above our heads and our guilt has grown even to the heavens.
Fill their faces with dishonor, That they may seek Your name, O LORD.
"I have not listened to the voice of my teachers, Nor inclined my ear to my instructors!
"Therefore the showers have been withheld, And there has been no spring rain Yet you had a harlot's forehead; You refused to be ashamed.
"Were they ashamed because of the abomination they have done? They were not even ashamed at all; They did not even know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; At the time that I punish them, They shall be cast down," says the LORD.
"I have surely heard Ephraim grieving, 'You have chastised me, and I was chastised, Like an untrained calf; Bring me back that I may be restored, For You are the LORD my God.
"Then you will remember your ways and be ashamed when you receive your sisters, both your older and your younger; and I will give them to you as daughters, but not because of your covenant.
"Then you will remember your evil ways and your deeds that were not good, and you will loathe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and your abominations.
She heeded no voice, She accepted no instruction She did not trust in the LORD, She did not draw near to her God.
"If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
'I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight;
Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them.
I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people;
But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler--not even to eat with such a one.
For to this end also I wrote, so that I might put you to the test, whether you are obedient in all things.
His affection abounds all the more toward you, as he remembers the obedience of you all, how you received him with fear and trembling.
and we are ready to punish all disobedience, whenever your obedience is complete.
So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling;
So, he who rejects this is not rejecting man but the God who gives His Holy Spirit to you.
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.