III. Dealing with an Evil Brother
A. The Evil One Judged
1 It is actually reported that there is 1afornication among you, and such fornication that does not even occur among the Gentiles, that someone has his 2bstepmother.
2 And you are apuffed up? And have you not rather bmourned, that the one who has done this deed might be 1cremoved from your midst?
3 For I, on my part, though being absent in the body but present 1in the aspirit, have already judged, as if being present, him who has thus done this,
4 1In the aname of our Lord Jesus, when you and 2my bspirit have been assembled, 1with the cpower of our Lord Jesus,
5 1To adeliver such a one to bSatan for the 2destruction of his 3flesh, 4that his spirit may be saved in the 5cday of the Lord.
B. Keeping the Feast of Unleavened Bread
6 Your 1aboasting is not good. Do you not know that a 2little 3bleaven leavens the whole lump?
7 Purge out the old leaven that you may be a 1new lump, even as you are unleavened; for our 2aPassover, Christ, also has been sacrificed.
8 So then let us akeep the 1feast, not with old bleaven, neither with the leaven of cmalice and evil, but with the dunleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
C. Removing the Evil One
from the Church
9 I wrote to you in my letter anot to 1mingle with fornicators,
10 But not altogether with the afornicators of this world, or with the covetous and rapacious, or idolaters, since then you would have to go bout of the world.
11 But now I have written to you not to mingle with anyone who is called a abrother, if he is a 1fornicator or a covetous man or an bidolater or a reviler or a drunkard or a rapacious man, with such a one cnot even to eat.
12 For what have I to do with judging those who are aoutside the church? Do you not bjudge those who are within the church?
13 But those who are outside, God will judge. 1aRemove the evil man from among yourselves.