Forgive the Sinner
But f if anyone has caused grief, he has not g grieved me, but all of you to some extent - not to be too severe.
This punishment which was inflicted h by the majority is sufficient for such a man,
i so that, on the contrary, you ought rather to forgive and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one be swallowed up with too much sorrow.
Therefore I urge you to reaffirm your love to him.
For to this end I also wrote, that I might put you to the test, whether you are j obedient in all things.
Now whom you forgive anything, I also forgive. For if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one for your sakes in the presence of Christ,
lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
1 Corinthians 5:1
It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and such sexual immorality as is not even named among the Gentiles - that a man has his father's wife!
Brethren, I urge you to become like me, for I became like you. You have not injured me at all.
1 Corinthians 5:4
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together, along with my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 5:5
Deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
2 Corinthians 7:11
For observe this very thing, that you sorrowed in a godly manner: What diligence it produced in you, what clearing of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what vehement desire, what zeal, what vindication! In all things you proved yourselves to be clear in this matter.
1 Timothy 5:20
Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear.
Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.
And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
2 Corinthians 7:15
And his affections are greater for you as he remembers the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling you received him.
2 Corinthians 10:6
And being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.