A Case of Incest. 1 w Lv 18, 7–8; 20, 11; Dt 27, 20 . *It is widely reported that there is immorality among you, and immorality of a kind not found even among pagans—a man living with his father's wife. 2 *And you are inflated with pride. Should you not rather have been sorrowful? The one who did this deed should be expelled from your midst. 3 x Col 2, 5 . I, for my part, although absent in body but present in spirit, have already, as if present, pronounced judgment on the one who has committed this deed, 4in the name of [our] Lord Jesus: when you have gathered together and I am with you in spirit with the power of the Lord Jesus, 5 y 1 Tm 1, 20 . *you are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of his flesh, so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord.
6 z Gal 5, 9 . *Your boasting is not appropriate. Do you not know that a little yeast leavens all the dough? 7 a Ex 12, 1–13; Dt 16, 1–2; 1 Pt 1, 19 . *Clear out the old yeast, so that you may become a fresh batch of dough, inasmuch as you are unleavened. For our paschal lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed. 8 b Ex 12, 15–20; 13, 7; Dt 16, 3 . Therefore, let us celebrate the feast, not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
9 *I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people, 10 c 10, 27; Jn 17, 15 . not at all referring to the immoral of this world or the greedy and robbers or idolaters; for you would then have to leave the world. 11 d Mt 18, 17; 2 Thes 3, 6.14; 2 Jn 10 . But I now write to you not to associate with anyone named a brother, if he is immoral, greedy, an idolater, a slanderer, a drunkard, or a robber, not even to eat with such a person. 12For why should I be judging outsiders? Is it not your business to judge those within? 13 e Dt 13, 6; 17, 7; 22, 24 . God will judge those outside. “Purge the evil person from your midst.”