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(A)Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that (B)a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Therefore [a]purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed (C)Christ, our (D)Passover, was sacrificed [b]for us. Therefore (E)let us keep the feast, (F)not with old leaven, nor (G)with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Immorality Must Be Judged

I wrote to you in my epistle (H)not to [c]keep company with sexually immoral people. 10 Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go (I)out of the world. 11 But now I have written to you not to keep company (J)with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner—(K)not even to eat with such a person.

12 For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside? 13 But those who are outside God judges. Therefore (L)“put away from yourselves the evil person.”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 5:7 clean out
  2. 1 Corinthians 5:7 NU omits for us
  3. 1 Corinthians 5:9 associate