1 Corinthians 5
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 one has his father’s wife.
1 Corinthians 5:2
You are puffed up, and didn’t rather mourn, that he who had done this deed might be removed from among you.
1 Corinthians 5:3
For I most certainly, as being absent in body but present in spirit, have already, as though I were present, judged him who has done this thing.
1 Corinthians 5:4
In the name of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, you being gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah,
1 Corinthians 5:5
are to deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Yeshua.
1 Corinthians 5:6
Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast leavens the whole lump?
1 Corinthians 5:7
Purge out the old yeast, that you may be a new lump, even as you are unleavened. For indeed Messiah, our Passover, has been sacrificed in our place.
1 Corinthians 5:8
Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old yeast, neither with the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
“According to ritual law, a Jew may not have hametz [anything which is leavened] in his possession during Passover. Before the holiday every dwelling and shop was carefully examined and all traces of hametz removed. Explaining why we are required before Passover to inspect even the synagogues for hametz, Rabbi Yaakov Yosef said: “It is well that we are taught to ‘examine’ the synagogues too, for the houses of study and the houses of prayer need be searched for the hametz of the yetzer hara, the evil impulse…it is well to search out idle gossip, arguments, jealousy and hatred there.”
R’ Samuel Dresner, The Zaddik, Shocken Books, pg 33
1 Corinthians 5:9
I wrote to you in my letter to have no company with sexual sinners;
1 Corinthians 5:10
yet not at all meaning with the sexual sinners of this world, or with the covetous and extortioners, or with idolaters; for then you would have to leave the world.
1 Corinthians 5:11
But as it is, I wrote to you not to associate with anyone who is called a brother who is a sexual sinner, or covetous, or an idolater, or a slanderer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner. Don’t even eat with such a person.
1 Corinthians 5:12
For what have I to do with also judging those who are outside? Don’t you judge those who are within?