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1 Corinthians 5-6 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Sexual Immorality Rebuked

It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and sexual immorality of such a kind as does not exist even among the Gentiles, namely, that someone has (A)his father’s wife. [a]You (B)have become [b]arrogant and [c]have not (C)mourned instead, so that the one who had done this deed would be (D)removed from your midst.

For I, on my part, though (E)absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged him who has so committed this, as though I were present. (F)In the name of our Lord Jesus, when you are assembled, and [d]I with you in spirit, (G)with the power of our Lord Jesus, I have decided [e]to (H)turn such a person over to (I)Satan for the destruction of his [f]body, so that his spirit may be saved on (J)the day of the [g]Lord.

(K)Your boasting is not good. (L)Do you not know that (M)a little [h]leaven leavens the whole lump of dough? Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ our (N)Passover also has been sacrificed. Therefore let’s celebrate the feast, (O)not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

I wrote to you in my letter (P)not to associate with sexually immoral people; 10 I did not at all mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the greedy and swindlers, or with (Q)idolaters, for then you would have to leave the world. 11 But [i]actually, I [j]wrote to you not to associate [k]with any so-called (R)brother if he is a sexually immoral person, or a greedy person, or (S)an idolater, or is verbally abusive, or habitually drunk, or a swindler—not even to eat with such a person. 12 For what business of mine is it to judge (T)outsiders? (U)Do you not judge those who are within the church? 13 But those who are outside, God [l]judges. (V)Remove the evil person from among yourselves.

Lawsuits Discouraged

Does any one of you, when he has a [m]case against [n]his neighbor, dare to go to law before the unrighteous and (W)not before the [o]saints? Or (X)do you not know that (Y)the [p]saints will judge (Z)the world? If the world is judged by you, are you not competent to form the smallest [q]law courts? (AA)Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more matters of this life? So if you have law courts dealing with matters of this life, [r]do you appoint them as judges who are of no account in the church? (AB)I say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not among you anyone wise who will be able to decide between his (AC)brothers and sisters, but brother goes to law with brother, and that before (AD)unbelievers?

Actually, then, it is already a defeat for you, that you have lawsuits with one another. (AE)Why not rather suffer the wrong? Why not rather be defrauded? On the contrary, you yourselves do wrong and defraud. And this to your (AF)brothers and sisters!

Or (AG)do you not know that the unrighteous will not (AH)inherit the kingdom of God? (AI)Do not be deceived; (AJ)neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor [s]homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor those habitually drunk, nor verbal abusers, nor swindlers, will (AK)inherit the kingdom of God. 11 (AL)Such were some of you; but you were (AM)washed, but you were (AN)sanctified, but you were (AO)justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and [t]in the Spirit of our God.

The Body Is the Lord’s

12 (AP)All things are permitted for me, but not all things are of benefit. All things are permitted for me, but I will not be mastered by anything. 13 (AQ)Food is for the stomach and the stomach is for food, however God will (AR)do away with both [u]of them. But the body is not for sexual immorality, but (AS)for the Lord, and (AT)the Lord is for the body. 14 Now God has not only (AU)raised the Lord, but (AV)will also raise us up through His power. 15 (AW)Do you not know that (AX)your bodies are parts of Christ? Shall I then take away the parts of Christ and make them parts of a prostitute? [v](AY)Far from it! 16 Or (AZ)do you not know that the one who joins himself to a prostitute is one body with her? For He says, “(BA)The two shall become one flesh.” 17 But the one who joins himself to the Lord is (BB)one spirit with Him. 18 (BC)Flee sexual immorality. Every other sin that a person commits is outside the body, but the [w]sexually immoral person sins against his own body. 19 Or (BD)do you not know that (BE)your body is a [x]temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from [y]God, and that (BF)you are not your own? 20 For (BG)you have been bought for a price: therefore glorify God in (BH)your body.

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