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   The Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
The First Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians
[1]    IT is actually reported that there is fornication among you and such fornication as is not even among the Gentiles, that one of you hath his father’s wife.
[2]  And ye 1 are puffed up, and did 2 not rather mourn, that he that had done this deed might be taken away from among you.
[3]  For I verily, being absent in body but present in spirit, have already as though I were present judged him that hath so wrought this thing,
[4]  in the name of our Lord Jesus, ye being gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus,
[5]  to deliver such a one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. 3
[6]  Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?
[7]  Purge out the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, even as ye are unleavened. For our passover also hath been sacrificed, even Christ:
[8]  wherefore let us keep 4 the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
[9]    I wrote unto you in my epistle to have no company with fornicators;
[10]  not 5 at all meaning with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous and extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world:
[11]  but as 6 it is, I wrote unto you not to keep company, if any man that is named a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such a one no, not to eat.
[12]  For what have I to do with judging them that are without? Do not ye judge them that are within?
[13]  But them that are without God judgeth. Put away the wicked man from among yourselves.
Note 1. Or, are ye puffed up? [back]
Note 2. Or, did ye not rather mourn, … you? [back]
Note 3. Some ancient authorities omit Jesus. [back]
Note 4. Gr. keep festival. [back]
Note 5. Or, not altogether with the fornicators &c. [back]
Note 6. Or, now I write. [back]


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