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1 Corinthians 5

 

 

Introduction
1The incestuous person,
6is cause rather of shame unto them than of rejoicing.
7The old leaven is to be purged out.
10Hienous offenders are to be shamed and avoided.

Verse 1
It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife.
reported
1:11; Genesis 37:2; 1 Samuel 2:24
fornication
11; 6:9,13,18; Acts 15:20,29; 2 Corinthians 12:21; Galatians 5:19; Ephesians 5:3; Colossians 3:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:7; Revelation 2:21; 21:8
and
Jeremiah 2:33; Ezekiel 16:47,51,52
that one
Genesis 35:22; 49:4; Leviticus 18:8; 20:11; Deuteronomy 22:30; 27:20; 2 Samuel 16:22; 20:3; 1 Chronicles 5:1; Ezekiel 22:10; Amos 2:7; 2 Corinthians 7:12

Verse 2
And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.
ye are
6; 4:6-8,18
mourned
Numbers 25:6; 2 Kings 22:19; Ezra 9:2-6; 10:1-6; Psalms 119:136; Jeremiah 13:17; Ezekiel 9:4,6; 2 Corinthians 7:7,9-11; 12:21
might
5,7,13; Revelation 2:20-22

Verse 3
For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed,
as absent
2 Corinthians 10:1,11; 13:2; Colossians 2:5; 1 Thessalonians 2:17
judged
or, determined.

Verse 4
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the name
Acts 3:6; 4:7-12,30; 16:18; Ephesians 5:20; Colossians 3:17
when
Matthew 16:19; 18:16-18,20; 28:18,20; John 20:23; 2 Corinthians 2:9,10; 13:3,10

Verse 5
To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
deliver
13; Job 2:6; Psalms 109:6; 2 Corinthians 2:6; 10:6; 13:10; Acts 26:18; 1 Timothy 1:20
that
11:32; 2 Corinthians 2:7; Galatians 6:1,2; 2 Thessalonians 3:14,15; James 5:19,20; 1 John 5:16; Jude 1:22,23
the day
1:8; Philippians 1:6; 2 Timothy 1:18; 2 Peter 3:12

Verse 6
Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?
glorying
2; 3:21; 4:18,19; James 4:16
a little
15:33; Matthew 13:33; 16:6-12; Luke 13:21; Galatians 5:9; 2 Timothy 2:17

Verse 7
Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
Purge
13; Exodus 12:15; 13:6,7; Ephesians 4:22; Colossians 3:5-9
ye may
10:17
Christ
15:3,4; Exodus 12:5,6; Isaiah 53:7-10; John 1:29,36; 19:14; Acts 8:32-35; 1 Peter 1:19,20; Revelation 5:6-9,12
sacrificed
or, slain.

Verse 8
Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
let
Exodus 12:15; 13:6; Leviticus 23:6; Numbers 28:16,17; Deuteronomy 16:16; Isaiah 25:6
feast
or, holy day.
Psalms 42:4; Isaiah 30:29
not
1,6; 6:9-11; Deuteronomy 16:3; 2 Corinthians 12:21; Ephesians 4:17-22; 1 Peter 4:2
neither
3:3; Matthew 16:6,12; 26:4,5; Mark 8:15; Luke 12:1; John 18:28-30; 2 Corinthians 12:20; 1 Peter 2:1,2
but
Joshua 24:14; Psalms 32:2; John 1:47; 2 Corinthians 1:12; 8:8; Ephesians 6:24; 1 John 3:18-21

Verse 9
I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:
not
2,7; Psalms 1:1,2; Proverbs 9:6; 2 Corinthians 6:14,17; Ephesians 5:11; 2 Thessalonians 3:14

Verse 10
Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.
altogether
10:27
of this
1:20; John 8:23; 15:19; 17:6,9,15,16; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Ephesians 2:2; 1 John 4:5,7
for
Matthew 5:14-16; John 17:15; Philippians 2:15; 1 John 5:19; Revelation 12:9

Verse 11
But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
called
6:6; 7:12,15; 8:11; Matthew 18:17; Acts 9:17; Romans 16:17; 2 Thessalonians 3:6,14; 2 John 1:10
fornicator
1-9,10; Psalms 50:16-21; 2 Corinthians 12:20,21; Galatians 5:19-21; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8; Revelation 2:14; Revelation 2:20; 21:8; 22:15
or covetous
Psalms 10:3; Mark 7:21-23; Luke 12:15-31; Ephesians 5:5; Colossians 3:5; 1 Timothy 3:3; 6:9,10; 2 Peter 2:14,15
or an idolater
10:7,8,14,18-22
or a railer
6:10; Psalms 101:5
or a drunkard
11:21; Matthew 24:49-51; Luke 12:45,46; 21:34; Romans 13:13; Galatians 2:12; Ephesians 5:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:7,8
or an extortioner
Ezekiel 22:12; Matthew 23:25; Luke 18:11
with
13; Matthew 18:17; Romans 16:17; 2 Thessalonians 3:6,14; 1 Timothy 6:5; 2 John 1:10

Verse 12
For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?
what
Luke 12:14; John 18:36
them
Mark 4:11; Colossians 4:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:12; 1 Timothy 3:7
do not
6:1-5

Verse 13
But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.
God
Psalms 50:6; Acts 17:31; Romans 2:16; Hebrews 13:4; 2 Peter 2:9
Therefore
1,5,7; Deuteronomy 13:5; 17:7; 21:21; 22:21,22,24; Ecclesiastes 9:18; Matthew 18:17

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 5:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-corinthians-5.html.

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