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5:7 you really are. Paul makes this important qualification to encourage the Corinthians; in a fundamental sense, they are already purified (1:2 note).
Christ, our Passover. The apostle develops the imagery by suggesting that the Passover sacrifice, as a shadow of better things to come (Heb. 10:1), pointed forward to the death of Christ.