The Church cannot fellowship sinners—Christ, our passover, was sacrificed for us.
1 It is reported commonly that there is afornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife.
2 And ye are apuffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.
3 For I verily, aas absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed,
4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, aand my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,
5 To adeliver such an one unto Satan for the bdestruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the cday of the Lord Jesus.
6 Your aglorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?
7 aPurge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are bunleavened. For even Christ our cpassover is sacrificed for us:
8 Therefore let us keep the afeast, not with old bleaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of csincerity and truth.
9 I wrote unto you in an aepistle not to bcompany with cfornicators:
10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the acovetous, or bextortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.
11 But now I have written unto you not to keep acompany, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a bdrunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one cno not to deat.
12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are awithout? do not ye bjudge them that are within?
13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.