Korinthians A 5


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Excerpt from my 2004 translation of Paul’s first letter to the Korinthians which begins at And Now For Something Completely Different….

My 2012 translation of John’s first epistle begins at John A.

My 2015 translation of John’s second epistle begins at John B.

My 2015 translation of John’s third epistle begins at John Γ.

My 2015 translation of Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians, which begins at To The Thessalonians A.

My 2015 translation of Paul’s letter to The Romans begins at To the Romans.

My 2004 translation of Mark’s gospel begins at Mark 1.

My 2004 translation of John’s gospel begins at Start With John, along with a brief explanation of my interpretive approach.

5 1 The entire group of you has heard about the sexual perversion, and such perversion as is unheard of even among the gentiles, that someone has the wife of his father. 2 And you yourselves are huffing and puffing [over it] but are you not [rather] extremely mortified that the doer of this deed has not been removed from your midst? 3 For I myself, while far away in the body [but] near in the spirit, I have already judged as if near [in body] the one who did this thing. 4 [I have judged] in the name of the lord Jesus, when you were gathered together, and me with [you] in spirit by the power of our lord Jesus, 5 to give this one over to satan for destruction of the body, so that the spirit might be saved in the day of the lord.

6 Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole dough? 7 Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may be a new dough, so that you are unleavened; for indeed our passover, Christ, has been sacrificed. 8 And this we celebrate not with old leaven or leaven of cowardice and wickedness, but with leaven of purity and truthfulness.

9 I wrote you in the [last] letter not to associate with whoremongers – 10 not all the pimps of the world or the greedy and thieving, or idolaters, else you would be obliged to go out of the world. 11 Now, I am writing to you not to associate with some [particular] brother, if he is identified with perversion or greediness or idolatry or abusiveness or drunkenness or thievery, with such [ones] do not even eat together. 12 For what [is it] to me to judge those outside [our community]? Do you not judge those within? 13 But god will judge those outside. Cast the wicked out from among you. [Deut 17:7; 19:19; 22:21, 24; 24:7] [Paul later repents of this harsh stance, cf. 2 Cor 2:5ff, esp. v 7.]


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This translation was taken from The Greek New Testament, Kurt Aland, et. al. eds., Third Edition (corrected), United Bible Societies, (in cooperation with the Institute for New Testament Textual Research, Münster/Westphalia, Printed in West Germany by Biblia-Druck GmbH Stuttgart),1983.

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