1 Corinthians 5:1-5

Sexual Immorality Defiles the Church

1 It is actually reported that there is w sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, x for a man has his father's wife. 2 And y you are arrogant! Ought you z not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you.

3 For though a absent in body, I am present in spirit; and as if present, I have already pronounced judgment on the one who did such a thing. 4 When you are assembled b in the name of the Lord Jesus and my spirit is present, with the power of our Lord Jesus, 5 you are c to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so d that his spirit may be saved e in the day of the Lord. 1

  1. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 12:21
    I fear that when I come again my God may humble me before you, and I may have to mourn over many of those who sinned earlier and have not repented of the impurity, sexual immorality, and sensuality that they have practiced.
  2. Cross References
    Leviticus 18:8
    You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's wife; it is your father's nakedness.
    Deuteronomy 22:30
    A man shall not take his father's wife, so that he does not uncover his father's nakedness.
    Deuteronomy 27:20
    "'Cursed be anyone who lies with his father's wife, because he has uncovered his father's nakedness.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
  3. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 4:6
    I have applied all these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, brothers, that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up in favor of one against another.
  4. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 7:7 - 10
    And not only by his coming but also by the comfort with which he was comforted by you, as he told us of your longing, your mourning, your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced still more.
  5. Cross References
    Colossians 2:5
    For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ.
    1 Thessalonians 2:17
    But since we were torn away from you, brothers, for a short time, in person not in heart, we endeavored the more eagerly and with great desire to see you face to face.
  6. Cross References
    2 Thessalonians 3:6
    Now we command you, brothers, in the name of ou...
    Matthew 16:19
    I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heav...
    Matthew 18:18
    Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth...
    John 20:23
    If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiv...
    2 Corinthians 13:3
    Since you seek proof that Christ is speaking in...
    2 Corinthians 13:10
    For this reason I write these things while I am...
    1 Timothy 5:20
    As for those who persist in sin, rebuke them in...
  7. Cross References
    1 Timothy 1:20
    Among whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme.
    Job 2:6
    And the Lord said to Satan, "Behold, he is in your hand; only spare his life.
    Acts 26:18
    To open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.
  8. Cross References
    Proverbs 23:14
    If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol.
  9. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 1:8
    Who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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